Brenda Lynn Burkhalter Buckner

Brenda Lynn Burkhalter Buckner, 76, of Center, Texas, passed away on January 27, 2018 in Nacogdoches. She was born on February 19, 1941 in Center to Travis Franklin Burkhalter and Dora Mae Halsted Burkhalter. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Frederick officiating. Interment will follow at Buckner Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Mangum Funeral Home. 
Brenda graduated from Center High School in 1959. She went on to college and later began working at Bruce’s Flooring where she remained for over forty years before retiring in 2007. Brenda met Lonnie Buckner early in life and the two were joined in marriage. For 51 years, they remained faithfully by one another’s side until Lonnie’s passing in 2008. “Red” as her family and friends would call Brenda, loved to spend time in the great outdoors. She and Lonnie always took advantage of days off and enjoyed fishing and camping on Lake Sam Rayburn. She was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church.
Brenda is survived by her brothers, Charles Burkhalter of Baytown, James Burkhalter and wife, Laura of Kingwood, Ronnie Burkhalter and wife, Joan of Madisonville, LA, Dennis Burkhalter and wife, Ann of Magnolia, Darrell Burkhalter of the Woodlands, Donnie Burkhalter and wife, Teresa of the Woodlands, Danny Burkhalter and wife, Linda of Magnolia, and Corey Burkhalter and wife, Tina of Center; sister, Judy Reynolds of Center; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends. 
She is preceded in death by her parents, Travis and Dora Mae Burkhalter and her husband, Lonnie Buckner.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Haley, Kevin Haley, David Haley, Richard Mayo, Scott Burkhalter and Michael Burkhalter.
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