Gertrude Buskey

Gertrude Buskey

Sunday, March 8th, 1936 Thursday, August 15th, 2019

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Obituary for Gertrude Buskey

Gertrude Robertson Buskey was born on March 8, 1936, in Demopolis, Alabama and departed this life on August 15, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her Aunt Gertrude Bailey and Uncle Robert Bailey who reared her in Mobile, Alabama. Gertrude was a member of St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member of the P.A. Williams Missionary Society, organized the D.Y. Davis Teachers Training class and directed the B.B. Williams Herald Choir.

Gertrude was a 1953 graduate of Central High School and a graduate of West Virginia State College. She received a Master of Arts Degree and an AA certification from the University of South Alabama. Gertrude served as an Educational Specialist, Assistant Principal, choir director and teacher. She wrote the words to the Blount High School Alma Mater. Gertrude retired from the Mobile County Public School System in 1986 after 31 years.

She was a member of the E.T. Belsaw Federated Club and an American Red Cross volunteer. Gertrude was a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and received the 50-year member certification from AKA in 2005. She served as Basileus of Delta Theta Omega Chapter. Other affiliations include, life member of the NEA, AEA and Mobile Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed cooking and raising flowers, especially African Violets.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 59 years, Charles Buskey, Jr; daughter Karen B. Williams (Mobile, AL); son, Attorney Charles D. Buskey (Washington, DC); grandsons, Steven (Clara) Williams and Kendall Williams (Houston, TX); Sisters-in-law, Joyce B. Royal, Wanda (Freddie) King; Brothers-in-law; the Honorable James(Virgia) Buskey, Martin Buskey (Mobile, AL) ; two great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, devoted Mary Shepard and Susie Michael.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Small's Mortuary Chapel
    950 South Broad Street
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    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
    1:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church
    108 North Dearborn Street
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    Friday, August 23rd, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church
    108 North Dearborn Street
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  • Interment

    Friday, August 23rd, 2019 |
    Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens
    8691 Old Pascagoula Rd, 8691 Old Pascagoula Rd
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    Friday, August 23rd, 2019

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Craig Washington

To the Buskey Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Craig and Charrisa Washington
Comment | Posted at 08:59pm via Condolence

Edna H Rivers

Praying that the family will have the peace of God and joy in the gift of your memories always. Gertrude was also a valued member of the National Council of Negro Women.

Edna H. And Caesar Rivers
Comment | Posted at 04:48pm via Condolence

Vincent White

My sincere condolences to the Buskey family. May God grant you peace that surpasses all of our understanding!
Vincent A. White
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Marquitta M. Williams

To.The Family Of The Late Mrs Gertrude Buskey .Mrs Buskey Was A Wonderful Teacher. To Her Daughter Karen Williams And The Entire Buskey Family Please Remember That Weeping May Endure For A Night But Unspeakable Joy Comes In The Morning From Mrs.Marquitta Montgomery Williams Toulminville High School Class Of 1980
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