THOMAS Elizabeth Buckner, 89, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the St. Joseph Hospital Hospice Unit after a long illness. She was born April 6, 1923 in Versailles, KY to the late Luther and Anna Mae Buckner. A loving mother and wife, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen D. Thomas, Jr. and her son, Allen D. Thomas, III (Vivian). She leaves to cherish her memory four surviving children; Mary J. Benbow (Mashan), Alicia Jennings, Kathy Thomas and William C. Thomas, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by a loving sister Emma Lee Mitchell and long time friend Alice Curtis. In addition, she leaves many nieces, nephews and a host of cousins. She was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church and will always be remembered as one who went out of her way to serve others. Per her wishes, there will only be a memorial service at 11am on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to the Main Street Baptist Church Building Fund. Services by Smith & Smith.
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Jan. 22, 2013