Alyssa Renee Buford, age 15, Mt. Juliet, and formerly of Bakersfield, Calif., died Feb. 18.
Alyssa was baptized at Our Father’s House Community Church but also attended Cooks United Methodist Church and Central Pike Church of Christ. She was a freshman at Wilson Central High School. She was artistic and loved to write. Alyssa showed compassion for others and was often “a champion for the underdog”. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Roger Buford; paternal grandfather, Ron Johnson and great-grandparents, Carl and Betty Pattison.
She is survived by: mother, Renee (Ron) Abraham; father, Dale Buford; sisters, Lauren Miller and Brandy Deeds; grandparents, Riley and Peggy Keester, Rosemary Balaz Gene and Judy Abraham; niece, Rileigh Deeds; nephew, Revin Peterson; several aunts and uncles; boyfriend, Dillon Anderson.
Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 23 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Blake Nicodemus officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were Riley Keester, Gene Abraham, Ron Johnson, Dillon Anderson, Gavin Quaedvlieg and Jimmy Jean-Philippe.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to SOS Life Care Family Services, 145 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37211.
The family requests that you dress in casual attire for the visitation and the funeral service.
Visitation was Saturday and Sunday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663.