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A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Thea M. Buckner, 72, of Newport News, VA passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Germany to the late Paul and Erna Jürgens.

Thea had a successful career in the florist industry for 23 years. She volunteered at the Fort Eustis Army Community Services (ACS) Center during the period of October 1983 – January 1985 and was a long time Peninsula resident. In retirement, Thea enjoyed spending time with her family, great neighbors, her friends of the German Club, traveling, gardening and helping others whenever in need. Thea was a very loving, caring person who always reached out with a helping hand and touched everyone with kindness even when she herself was not able. Thea is sadly missed, and her memory will be cherished forever in our hearts and in all of the beautiful things she created and shared.

Thea is survived by her husband of 54 years, William O. Buckner, Jr.; her daughter, Petra Erna von Thielen and her husband, Hans-Peter von Thielen, their son, Hans-William von Thielen (grandson); her son, William O. Buckner, III; and her brother Richard and his wife, Inge Jürgens, in addition to a host of other loving family members. Thea loved attending and found fellowship with Orcutt Baptist Church.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater, P.O. Box 12693, Norfolk VA 23541.

The Buckner and von Thielen families wish to sincerely thank our family and friends for all of their prayers, love, and comfort during her illness. We are deeply grateful for all of their friendship, kindness and support.

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