Meta Witherspoon Buzzett, 89, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away Monday, March 22, 2010.
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She was born in Apalachicola, Fla., on Sept. 22, 1920, to the late Charles Rush and Alatia Witherspoon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gannon Buzzett, who passed away in 2005.
Meta attended Florida State College for Women and Jones Business College and worked with an engineering firm during the building of the Apalachicola Airport. She married Gannon in 1944 and in 1951 moved to Port St. Joe, where they established a local pharmacy for more than 50 years. Meta provided strong support for her husband and was a loving mother and doting grandmother. She was involved in PTA, hospital auxiliary, St. Joseph's Bay Country Club Ladies Golf Association and a loyal member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Bernie Buzzett (Peggy) and Rex Buzzett (Nancy); daughter, Barbara Terry (Jim); four grandchildren, Brad Buzzett (JoAnne), Amy Croker (Scott), Matt Terry (Krystal) and Hamp Terry; and three great-grandchildren, Gannon Buzzett, Alatia Croker and Madison Terry.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, March 25, 2010, at First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe, with Mac Fulcher officiating. Graveside services will follow in Holly Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1001 Constitution Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.
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