Viola Kay Buckley

Published 10:09 am Monday, August 1, 2022

Viola Kay Buckley of Batesville MS, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 27 at her home in Charleston. She was laid to rest at Batesville Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Viola graduated with honors from South Panola High School Class of 1979, attended Brandeis, University Waltham, MA as well as studied abroad at the Sorbonne University, Paris, France.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents, John Rueben “Bubba” Buckley and Lorine “Rena” Smith-Buckley; a brother, Ernest James “Leon” Buckley, and a nephew, Emmanuel Morris.

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Left to cherish her memories are sisters, Erma Jeanne Buckley, New York City; Mary Buckley, Washington, DC; Vera Lee Buckley, Boston MA; Alice Buckley, Marion, IN; Arbie Jo Buckley-House, Boston, MA; and brothers, John Buckley, Jr. of Chicago, IL;
Harvey Buckley (Lorna), Boston, MA as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.