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Beloved Oxford teacher laid to rest

Many gathered at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church for Sherry Buford's funeral.

Posted: Feb. 22, 2018 5:37 PM
Updated: Feb. 22, 2018 9:49 PM

ABBEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Many gathered at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church for Sherry Buford's funeral.

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"Even though she's gone somewhere else, she'll still be in our hearts," added Urshala Joseph. "Oxford, Mississippi, and Lafayette County - this is a sad day for us."

There was only standing room inside the church. Family and friends say it was no surprise a large crowd came out.
They say Buford touched many lives as an Oxford Intermediate School teacher.

"I was a bit overwhelmed," added Shad Buford, Sherry Buford nephew. "It just goes to show her living wasn't in vain."

Buford was tragically killed when her vehicle was hit head on, by a suspected drunk driver on Interstate 22.

"She was a very infectious teachers," added Patrick Shaw. "She always wanted to help her kids out."

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