Melissa E. Buchanan

Melissa E. Buchanan

Suffolk, VA
08.18.1959 - 09.24.2018

Melissa Elliott Buchanan was called to her eternal home with her Lord and Savior on September 24, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Melissa is preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Inez Elliott; brother, William Elliott; and her loving companion, Peter C. Meston Sr.; and a sister-in-law, Carrie Hernandez.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Sarah Gardner (Derrick), Kimberly Totten (Michael), Whitney Rasberry (Steven Hedger), and son by love, Peter Meston, Jr.; grandchildren, Jackson Gardner, Sienna Gardner, Kayden Totten, Ella Rasberry, and Mya Totten; nieces and nephews, Taylor and Brooke Elliott, Rendon, Aliya, and Karis Meston, Emma Hernandez; brother-in-law, John Meston (Rebecca); mother-in-law, Sylvia Kitchen; and many other family members and constant loving friends.
Melissa graduated from Louise Obici Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1982 and spent many years going above and beyond for her patients. She spent her days devoted to her children, grandchildren, and family.  Those special times not only enriched her life, but left a tremendous legacy for her family to carry on.A Celebration of Melissa’s life will be held Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 4 PM at Liberty Live Church 7025 Harbourview Blvd. Suffolk, VA 23435 with Pastor Zachary Ethridge officiating. Memorial donations may be made to RocSolidFoundation at 3333- B Station House Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23321. The family is being served by Baker-Foster Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at

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Liberty Live Church
7025 Harbourview Blvd.
Suffolk, VA 23435
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Lisa was a wonderful person, and a compassionate, skilled nurse. She will be missed. God bless you all.

Trish Snaidman

Lisa was my partner in crime and best friend all through high school. We were inseparable from the moment we met at church until I moved away in my early twenties. I loved her dearly! I am so lucky to have known her and our Facebook conversations will be greatly missed. I'll be praying for her family.

Vicki Miller

I'm so sorry to hear this, the last time we spoke she was doing great. She was a wonderful friend and she will be dearly missed. Prayers to Sarah, Kim and Whitney, you were her world and I'll never forget how she would drop everything to come to the phone to talk to you when you were little when we worked together at Portsmouth General Hospital...Rest in peace my dear friend.

Elizabeth Keister

Wishing your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. With deepest sympathy, sending my thoughts and prayers to the family.

Joyce Williams

Joyce Williams

I am so sorry to hear this! RIP Lisa. I am grateful to have spent what little time we had working together, you were always so kind, friendy and helpful. Love and prayers to your family!

Suzy Koonce

I'm so sorry for your loss, Lisa was a best friend to me throughout my teen years, many prayers for her and her family.

Robin Byrd (Cutchin)

Never met her, but new her children, We like to say how sorry I am for the girls loss. Prayers sent to the family.

Paula Carter

We are so sorry to hear of the death of Melissa. We graduated from LOSN with Melissa.Melissa was a great person and nurse. God rest her soul. Sending love , hugs and prayers to y’all.
Caralyn , Ray and family.
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Caralyn C. Wittersheim

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Williams Family

My sincere condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. May you find a measure of comfort in God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 where we look forward to a time when there will be no more pain and death any more.  For additional comfort please visit this website:….


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