Ryan Eric Buckley, 47, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 14, 2022. He was a beloved husband, brother, uncle, son-in-law, friend, and nurse practitioner.
Eric was born October 17, 1975 and raised in Biloxi. He attended Mercy Cross High School, William Carey University in Hattiesburg for Nursing, and Walden University for Nurse Practitioner. He has been part of the Memorial Hospital family for the past 29 years, and the Merit Health family for the past six years.
Eric met his beautiful wife, Jennifer, early fall of 2011 and started dating on November 28, 2011. They married March 12, 2016, in Gulfport. They had three amazing children together: Peighton Elizabeth, 10, Ryan Eric II, 5, and Everleigh Elise, 2.
Eric was funny and intelligent. He loved his family, his profession, superheroes, and Mississippi State University fiercely. Eric treated everyone with kindness which spilled over into his bedside manner with patients inside an ER room. He had the best smile and gave the best hugs. Eric loved taking trips to Disney and Pigeon Forge to make memories with his wife and children like his father did with him. When asked to describe their daddy, Eric’s children said, “He’s the best person in the world. He’s a SUPERHERO!”
He is preceded in death by his father, Richard; mother, Jamie; sister, Lisa; and his granny, Mary.
He is survived by his loving wife and three beautiful children; his brothers, Richie, Marc, and Shannon Heermance; his sisters, Mignonne Maxwell (John Cobb), Britton Cheatum (Joseph), Becca Howard, Rachel Smith (Robert); his in-laws, Kevin and Kelly Collier; sisters-in-law, Nikki Harrison (Joel), Alyssa Riley (Kevin); nephews, Jace and Parker; nieces, Giana, Sunny, Mia, LeytonAnn, Braelyn, and Raylin; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Friends are invited to join Eric’s family for visitation and services on Friday, November 18, 2022, at Riemann Family Funeral Home, 19130 Commission Road, Long Beach, MS. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow at 5:00 p.m. officiated by Chaplain Martin Gilliland.