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October 14, 2020


Janice Marilyn Buckhanan

August 02, 1951 - October 06, 2020

"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hill, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the lord, which made heaven and earth.'' Psalm 121:1-2

God sent more love into the world on August 2, 1951 when Janice Marilyn was born to the late Oscar and Geneva Peyton.  With devotion and love, she  joined in wedlock with Willie Buckhanan for 46 years.  To their union, two blessing were given to them, Sonia Latief and Christopher Aaron Buckhanan.

Janice was a graduate of Central Memorial High School and furthered her education at Grambling State University, she  majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Math.  Furthermore, expanding her education she also studied in Reading for the Disadvantage with  the Grambling College Teacher's Corps at Byrd Jones Lame School in Monroe, La for three years.

Seeking the Lord's guidance, she asked God for a school where she could make a difference.  She was hired at Enon Elementary School for 33 years, receiving the Teacher of the Year Award twice.

She is a lifetime member of Second Missionary Baptist Church.  She humbly serves as Senior Mission President.  She has served as Sunday School Teacher for the Adult Women Class, a member of the Senior Choir, Announcement Clerk, and Program Committee.  She is a faithful member of the Citywide Prayer Band.  He scripture that she lived by is Psalm 121.  In a great measure of dedication, she also faithfully attended Sunday School at Mt. Bethel MBC and then would go to her home church, Second Missionary Baptist Church to continue seeking and learning the word of god.

Janice leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Willie Buckhanan of Bogalusa, LA, two children, Sonia Buckhanan of Columbia, MS and Chris Buckhanan of Houston, TX, five siblings, Alvin (Judy)Peyton of Washington, Raymond (Mildred) Payton of Oklahoma City, OK, Cedric (Leatrice) Peyton of South Carolina, Sherrell and Kimberly Peyton of Bogalusa, La Paulina Jones of the Village, Florida, one grandchild Jhalia Buckhanan of Houston, TX and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Oscar and Geneva Peyton.

Services will be at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on October 15, 2020. The Funeral Service will at 11:00 AM on October 16, 2020.

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