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In Loving Memory

November 10, 1944 – November 7, 2018


Irvington, AL

Thelma Lois Buckalew Boone, at the age of 73, passed over peacefully in her home in Irvington, AL on November 7, 2018. She was born on November 10, 1944 in Lafayette, Louisiana the daughter of William Edward and Lillian Evola (Pulley) Buckalew.

This extraordinary woman is survived by her loving sons, Richard Lamar Redmond Jr., William Westley Redmond, James Clifton Redmond, Dickey Wayne Redmond, Joseph Edward Redmond; and her loving daughter, Lois Lynette Redmond-Burtanog; sister, Susan Doreen “Baby Sue” Lee; grandchildren, Richard L. Redmond III, Laura McKee, Emily Martin, Matthew Redmond, Brandi Redmond, Bailey Redmond, Richard W. Redmond, Alesha Redmond, Joseph C. Redmond, Jacob Redmond; great grandchildren, Miles Redmond, Elaina McKee, Weston Martin, Evan Shimfessel, Naomi Redmond, Jonathan Redmond, Jayle Redmond, Matthew Cross, Colton Cross, SarahAnn Redmond, and Daryl Burtanog, Jr.; as well as her daughters in spirit, Rogette Redmond, and Nyoka Richardson.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, David Edward Boone; mother, Lillian Evola (Pulley) Buckalew Lee; father, William E. Buckalew; sisters, Lillian A. Pulley Buckalew, Gladys Evola “Goldie” Lee Self; grandchild, our beloved “Button”; uncles, Robert Pulley, Johnnie Pulley; aunts, Lois Elee Pulley, Opal Wright, Thelma Cowart, and Catherine Ivey; and her daughter in spirit, Jamie Douglas Redmond.

We will be holding an ash spreading ceremony at the Pulley family plot located at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Bayou La Batre, AL on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1 pm. In keeping with her wishes this will be an intimate and informal gathering of all loved ones wishing to attend. Per her specifications a brief eulogy will be delivered by her daughter after which her specific prayer requests will be read aloud, then her six children are to spread her cremains. Finally each person in attendance is to lay upon her ashes, a single flower returning her to the earth and our heavenly father so that she may be laid to rest in beauty and peace. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory in Daphne, AL is assisting the family.