Joleen McKinley Buchanan

Published 1:26 pm Saturday, May 23, 2020

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Joleen McKinley Buchanan, 77, Elizabeth City, died May 19, 2020 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. She was born October 26, 1942 in Waterville, Maine to the late Allen McKinley and Erma Dyer McKinley and was the widow of Kenneth Ray Buchanan. She was a preschool teacher and member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by sons David Buchanan and wife Ann of Edenton and Michael Buchanan of Elizabeth City; sister Gloria Frendt of Sahuarita, Ariz.; brother Wayne McKinley of Skowhegan, Maine; and grandchildren Kati Mapp and Jessica Buchanan. She was preceded in death by sister Marilyn Champagne and brother John McKinley.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m on May 26 at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Craig Patterson officiating. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City is serving the Buchanan family. Condolences may be expressed at

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