Buckner, Vanessa Ann

Monday, November 11, 2019
Vanessa Buckner
Vanessa Buckner

Vanessa Ann Buckner, 52, of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019, in a local hospital.   

She was a 1985 graduate of Howard High School.   She was a member of New Horizon Baptist Church.   Vanessa enjoyed cooking and was well known for feeding any and everybody.  

She was preceded in death by her son, Quincy Bell; daughter, Wayne Shayla Buckner; brother, Raymond Sterkey; grandparents, Charlie and Dimples Smartt, Sr., Cleveland and Florine Bell, Sr.; uncles, Charles Smartt and Maurice Smith; aunts, Patricia Williams, Ernestine Turner, Rosa Smith, Virginia Johnson, and Sandra Bell Rice; stepmother, Renna Bell; cousin, Ricardo Turner, Sr.  

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, George Buckner; sons, Clevon Davis and Jikaylen Buckner; daughters, Keosha (David) Winters, Charnessa Bell, J’anna Buckner, and ShaDazia Buckner; adopted sons, Calvin Foster, Keywuan Parks, Larry Campbell, Demetrius and Larry Acklin, Dontae Taylor, Robert Taylor, Corey Craddock, Courtney Jones, Jalen Rashad, Kevin Varnell, and Jamal Ricks; adopted daughters, Shenita Pinkerton, Patience Brown, Latoya Barnes, and Quinnetta Craig; goddaughter, Patrice (Greg) Bumpass; grandsons, Ladarrius Bell, Quincy Bell, Jr., David Winters, Jr.; granddaughter, Cle’Shayla Davis, Arianna Calhoun, Amiyah Bell, A’aliyah Calhoun, and Cle’Asia Davis; father, Cleveland Bell, Jr; mother, Mary Tankersley; stepfather, Edward Tankersley; brothers, Cleveland Bell III and Marcus (Sindy) Tankersley; sisters, Shantell Tankersley and Tera (Alfred, Jr.) Johnson; uncle, James Hendley; aunts, Betty Mosley and Claudette Hendley; nephews, Marcus Tankersley Jr., and Ronald King Jr.; nieces, Tordazia Tankersley, Mikeala Tankersley, Tryanna Riggins, Markenzie Tankersley, Tinisha Wordlaw, Ciera Bell, and Rhyleigh Johnson; special friends, Michael Woods, Tim Turner, Peggy Galloway, Thembi Davis, Lillian Drew, Alice Smith, John Winters, Angela Freeman, Vincent Dean, and Alexia Burney; a host of other relatives and friends.  

Vanessa will lie in state on Friday, Nov. 15, at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home.  

Funeral services will follow at noon in the chapel with Pastor Willie Paul as the eulogist. Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery. 


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