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Thursday, March 07 2019
Alma Roberta Evans Buchanan

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Love Ya'll I know she was the best Mom ever!!!!
Posted by Theresa McLaughlin on 03/10/2019 - 09:43 AM
Roberta was a very kind, loving and beautiful mother. Though she was not my mother I always felt a closeness to her as she treated my sisters and me like we were hers. Her home was always so warm and filled with love. My heart is sad but happy she is in heaven dancing with Buck. They were such a loving couple. Rest in peace Roberta. Much love.
Posted by Paula Stanley on 03/10/2019 - 11:23 AM
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Roberta. She was always so kind to Tom and myself. I know you never want to let go of your mother, but I hope your many wonderful memories will comfort you all. Praying for you all. Sincerely, Charles & Vanessa Martin
Posted by Vanessa Snead Martin on 03/11/2019 - 07:58 AM
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. But you will always have the memories of her.
Posted by Joan Hudson on 03/11/2019 - 09:00 AM
Debbie, my thoughts and deep prayers are with you and your family right now. Losing someone we love always leaves a wound in our hearts that nothing can heal. But the love that you shared will leave memories that will last forever. I loved hearing your sweet, funny stories about your Momma... Please accept my sincere condolences, Debbie
Posted by Deborah Copeland on 03/13/2019 - 06:14 PM
Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Hopefully, some very fond memories will be with you and provide comfort in the ensuing years. I certainly remember her and Hawthorne fondly. Jim (Jimmy) Harris
Posted by Jim Harris on 03/14/2019 - 12:02 PM

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Alma Roberta Evans Buchanan, 94, of Richmond and formerly of Lunenburg, Va. went to be with the Lord and her loved ones on March 7, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Jackson Evans and Merle Coley Evans; her husband of 57 years, Hawthorne C. Buchanan; and her brothers, A. Monroe Evans and Charlie A. Evans. She is survived by her loving children; William Vernon Buchanan and wife Charlotte Meadows of Charlottesville, Va, Barry Wayne Buchanan of Naples Florida, Randy Birkner Buchanan and wife Mary of Quinton, Va, Deborah Coley Buchanan and husband Bobby of Henrico, Va; her grandchildren, Angela Wood (Marty), Jennifer Merino (Christian), James Buchanan (Jessica), William Paul Buchanan, Jean Buchanan, Brooke Withrow (Kirby), Evan Withrow and Jake Buchanan; two great-grandchildren, Bria Merino and Shayla Merino. Roberta graduated from Victoria High School in 1942 and worked at Camp Pickett during WWII. She was a charter member of Bon Air Christian Church. She was adored by family and friends, admired by all that knew her. The family wishes to thank the dedicated caregiver, Zavonda Parrish for her care and devotion to our mother.  We love you for taking GREAT care of her.  She loved you very much and you will forever be a part of our family. The family will receive friends Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the  Victoria Christian Church from 1PM until start of services at 2PM Interment in the Lakeview Cemetery, Victoria. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond, 4600 Cox Rd. #130, Glen Allen Va. 23060 or Bon Air Christian Church, 2071 Buford Road, Richmond Va. 23235. Staples Funeral Home, Victoria in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at

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