Buffiejo H. Craig

Buffiejo H. Craig, 43, of Axtell, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, June 7, 2018.

Visitation/Reception: 12:00 noon until 12:50 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 15, Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel

Buffiejo was born March 31, 1975 in Seoul, South Korea before being adopted by her parents, Wendell and Josette Smith. Buffie and Joe met and were married in Oklahoma and eventually made Texas their home. She was a dedicated ER nurse at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center at the time of her death. Being an Emergency Room nurse was her passion, which allowed all of her co-workers and patients to be touched by her kind and caring nature. She was a loving wife and mother, and the keeper of Joe’s heart. Buffie was the rock of her family, and they were honored to call her wife and mother. Buffie and Joe shared 23 years of marriage, committed to one another and their children. Life will never be the same without her. Buffie always put her family first. She was firm when she needed to be and loving no matter the circumstance. She had a heart as big as Texas. She would help any friend in need and friends quickly became family.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Joe Craig; daughter, Ashley; sons, Dallas, Devin and Austin; her father, Wendell Smith; brother, Scott Smith; and her fur babies, Sniper, Zeus and Odin.

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Nancy Marraro

    I am so sorry for your loss Joe, she will always be my little Buffie, I loved working with her, one of the best nurses I have ever worked with, I miss her every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you .

  2. Dearest Joe and family,

    I was so heartbroken to hear about Buffie’s death. I want you to know that you and your family are in my constant prayers. I have so many precious memories of the times we worked together at HMC Traum Center. How I loved my Buffie. I wish with all my heart I could come to be with you all on Friday. I am going to try and see if I can get time off. Even if I am not there my thought and prayers will be with you. I know our Buffie is in a better place, in His loving Arms.

    With much love
    In Him
    Cleo Graham

  3. I cannot begin to say how saddened I am. Prayers to your family. You were a great friend, & coworker. You will forever be in my heart. Until I see you again.

  4. Sara Parker Lovell

    Our hearts break softly, you will be missed.. May God hold you and your family as they take this step in life… Fly with the Angels…

  5. Chuck and Pam Stoller

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

  6. Wayne and Elizabeth Freeman

    Buffy meant so much to me at work. Always there if I needed help or advice with patient care. Buffy was one of the best RN’s I have had the pleasure of working along side. God bless your family is this hour of loss.

  7. Joe, there are no words adequate to tell you how sorry I am. I will miss her forever. I loved BuffieJo like she was one of my own. God Bless BBuffiejo and you and your family. My heart is hheavy as I know yours is. Love to you all.

  8. Judy Gilbreath

    Missing you and you spitfire attitude!
    Judy and Dave Gilbreath

  9. So sorry for your loss. Buffy was a great nurse who not only took care of her patients but also all of us. She was always willing to lend a hand and offer advice. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for your family during this difficult time.

  10. Charley Driver

    Sending condolences for Buffie’s family. So so for your family. Prayers

  11. Sorry for your loss. Buffie will be missed.

  12. So sorry for your loss. Buffie was an awesome nurse and even better person. She will be missed dearly.

  13. Brandon and Millie Goetz

    Sorry to hear Joe. Thoughts and prayers!





    I was devastated by this news. My prayers are with you and your children. Buffie was am amazing nurse and even better human who always knew just how to take care of everyone else before herself.
    Until we are all together again,

    Jessica Babbitt

  16. Virginia Slaughter

    I am so sorry for your for your loss Buffie was a wonderful nurse. She was there for me when my husband was in the hospital. She was kind caring no matter what he said or did. She said that sometimes we have to let them express there feelings in a way we cant understand ,they are afraid of death. She said his spirit and love will always be with you. May God bless you all and know her spirit will always be with you too.

  17. Henry Robinson

    So very sorry to hear about Buffie! Bless y’all!

  18. Buffie will truly be missed in the ER. I personally will miss our jokes and long talks will at work. To Joe and family you guys are forever in my prayers.

  19. So sorry for your loss. Prayers For family and Friends. May God be with you always.

    Bonnie Roe

  20. michelle polar

    Joe, your FAA family is so sorry to hear about your lose. It is very difficult losing a love one- especially so young. My thoughts are with you. Please let me know if you need any help or someone to talk to.

  21. so sorry for your loss, I pray Gods comfort.

  22. Laci Stallings

    Joe, Ashley, and family,

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Buffie was an amazing person and a wonderful friend. She always did so much to help others and she was such a blessing in so many lives. You and your family are in my prayers.

  23. Dearest Joe & family,

    I am deeply sadden to hear about Buffie. She was a wonderful friend with a big heart. Both of you welcomed us to your home in time of need and I will forever cherish that moment. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  24. Joe and family
    We’re very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are for your family. Love, the Dobbins.

  25. Paula Schnizer

    So sorry to hear of Buffiejo’s passing. She was a very caring nurse. I will miss her. Prayers for her family.

  26. Tim and Toshia Gibson

    My children and I owe alot to Buffie for her help with our family situation. She had a love for my children as if tgey were her own, they were blessed to have her for ab Aunt. Ashley, Dallas, Devin and Austin, I cannot imagine losing my mother so I wont even say I understand how your feeling because I dont, however I know Buffie was so proud of all of you and I know she will be looking down from time to time to make sure that yall are alright and carrying on the way she would want. She was a good momma and loved yall so much. Im praying for yall and if yall need me let me know. Try to take care of your Dad And your Papa. Love yall. Aunt Toshia

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