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Yolanda Faith Buford, 40, of Charlotte, NC, passed away on July 7, 2017, peacefully in her sleep at her home.
Yolanda was born January 24, 1977 in Bluefield, WV to Timothy and Javeiline Buford. She graduated from Bluefield High School in 1996. Yolanda received a degree in Business Management from National Business College in 1999. She was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church until moving to North Carolina. Yolanda was employed at BP Westinghouse until her death.
Yolanda was preceded in death by one son Keion J. Williams; maternal grandparents Mr. Fletcher and Doretha Chambers; paternal grandparents Purcell Buford, Sr. and Bernice Buford; uncles: Purcell Buford, Jr., Lynn Buford, and Jaycee Collins.
Yolanda leaves to cherish her memories: parents Javeiline and Tim Buford of Bluefield, WV; daughters: Al'Brea Buford and Jayah Williams of Charlotte, NC, god children: Brooklyn Brown, Jaydon Brown, and Avery Jenkins of Charlotte, NC, and Mary L Buford, of Houston, TX; best friend/fiance' Donald Wilds, of Charlotte, NC; brother Timothy Buford, Jr.; sisters Ericka Buford and Elysa Bell, of Columbus, OH and Joscelyn Renee Brown of Charlotte, NC; cousin/best friend Janay Buford of Charlotte, NC; special aunt April Buford of Charlotte, NC; friend Raven Pritchet; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 12pm on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Mt Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 205 Logan St. Bluefield, WV 24701, with Rev. William Spencer officiating. Respecting Yolanda's wishes, her remains will be cremated following the service. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Funeral services entrusted to A-P McConnell Funeral Home, 260 Cherry Street, Bluefield, WV 24701 (304)327-5259.
Published on July 13, 2017
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