Margaret Phillips Buchanan passed August 15, 2022, with grace under the care of Shepherd’s Cove hospice facility with family by her side.
Margaret was born March 20, 1937, in Guntersville, AL. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Guntersville, and she loved the church community, finding love, solace, and inspiration through fellowship.
She also loved her hometown of Guntersville and was very involved with community promotion and development, founding the Mountain Lakes Visitors and Conventions Bureau and was active in the Chamber of Commerce for many years, serving at one time as President. She was a local business owner in the seventies with her clothing store, The Showoff.
At the end of her career years, she was Executive Administrative Assistant for the Redstone Arsenal office of the Criminal Investigative Division (CID) of the U. S. Government. She loved her family and family celebrations were always extra special when Margaret hosted. She loved gardening and landscaping projects, sewing, cooking, had an eye for fashion and was talented with décor.
Margaret was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 42 years, Early Byron “Buck” Buchanan, and brother Royce Lorenzo Phillips.
She is survived by her children; son Ivan Teal (wife Barbara), daughter Jessica Teal (wife Melissa), and son Todd Teal (wife Tish), stepsons Craig Buchanan (wife Debbie), Dan Buchanan and Chris Buchanan, and grandchildren Erin, Krystina, Mikel, Jesse, Melia, Raymond, Matt, Beverly, Lindsay, Daniel, and Nino, and 7 greatgrandchildren.
A memorial service was Friday, August 19, at First Baptist Church in Guntersville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Guntersville or Shepherd’s Cove of Albertville, AL.