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John clark

One of the sweetest so was I ever seen in my life I am so shocked rest in peace sweetie

Rhonda Baine

Ellen was such a nice and friendly neighbor. She was always working hard making her yard beautiful and walking her sweet pups. Rest in peace. You’ll be missed very much.

Nicholas Romanelli

Ellen was a beautiful human! She was one of first interpreters I worked with when I was a new interpreter. She was always willing to helpful and kind. Her kindness will always remain special in my memory. She is still with us as her kindness echoes within everyone.

Linda Powell

Such a sweet, caring, helpful person, and a devoted daughter. Very saddened to hear of her passing.

Donna pipkin

She was such a sweet young lady.she dedicated her life to her mother. She was to young to leave this world.


The memories of you as a little girl always wanting to help and always trying to get to go out with you sister and me and all our friends! You will be missed.


Your compassion for others is unrivaled. The loving devotion you had for family and friends will always be your legacy. May those of us who must remain behind find solace in knowing you are happy and safe.


My beautiful friend the memories I hold of you are a treasure.

Ellen Marie Buchanan


Ellen Marie Buchanan, a resident of Yulee, Florida, passed away on January 11, 2024, at the age of 50 in her home.

She was born on September 18, 1973, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to Richard Allan Buchanan and Joanne Marie Levett. Ellen spent her childhood in Jersey City, New Jersey, until the age of 13 when she relocated to Fernandina Beach, FL. She graduated from Fernandina Beach High School in 1991.

After completing her education, Ellen pursued a career in communications as an American Sign Language (A.S.L) interpreter for various companies. In addition to her professional endeavors, she had a passion for gardening, arts and crafts, animal welfare, traveling, and carpentry.

Ellen was known for her warm and welcoming nature, always ready to greet others with a smile and a hug. She was also known for her willingness to lend a helping hand whenever needed.

Ellen is preceded in death by her mother, Joanne Levett Buchanan, her sisters Susan Buchanan and Melinda Buchanan Calabrese, her brother Ryan Buchanan, her nephew Joshua Thompson, and her niece Patricia Thompson.

She is also survived by various cousins in Florida and New Jersey. 

A funeral service will be held at 11am on Tuesday, January 16, at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home located at 1305 Atlantic Ave in Fernandina Beach, Florida, 32034.

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