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Jean Long Buchanan

1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Jean Long Buchanan Obituary
Jean Long Buchanan

Nashville, TN

Jean Long Buchanan, passed away on April 25, 2014. Jean was born in Sylva, NC on October 4, 1924 to Harry and Pearle Buchanan.

Jean is survived by her brother, Harry (Connie) Buchanan, Jr. of Johns Creek, GA; & her devoted sister and companion, Pearle Buchanan of Nashville. Jean was an exemplary, devoted Aunt to her nieces, nephews, cousins and godchild.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Sarah Porter.

She was a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and received her Masters Degree from Scarritt College in 1946. She was Director of Christian Education in Lincolnton and Hendersonville, NC and Peachtree Road UMC in Atlanta.

In 1965, Jean served as Conference Director of Children's Work for the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. For twenty- six years she was Editor of Younger Elementary Resources Committee for the United Methodist Church, Board of Discipleship, Nashville, TN as a tireless advocate for and friend of children for her entire career.

Jean has taught in many laboratory and leadership schools, curriculum events and workshops. She worked closely with hundreds and hundreds of curriculum writers, has counseled with many Sunday school teachers and has taught thousands of children at Edgehill UMC and earlier churches.

Jean has been for all who know her a model to follow her unwavering concern for others who need help.

Jean always "did it unto the least of these" and provided an example of Christian discipleship. In addition to her tireless commitment to her church, Jean was devoted to progressive political causes in Nashville. She was a poll-worker, anti-war protestor with Nashville's Women in Black and was always ready to raise her voice and work for peace, justice and disenfranchised people everywhere. She touched countless lives with her spiritual and social outreach.

A Memorial Service will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Edgehill UMC with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Capital Campaign at Edgehill United Methodist Church, 1502 Edgehill Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212-8258.

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Published in The Tennessean on Apr. 27, 2014
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