Alfreda's Story

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Alfreda P. Buford was born on Sept. 9, 1940, in Newark, N.J. to Isaiah Banks Sr. and Hattie Jones Banks. She attended Newark Public Schools and went on to ITT Technical Institute, majoring in electronics. Alfreda worked for Mobile Chemical and Hyster in New Jersey. She later transferred to Hyster, in Danville, as a clerk in the engineering department. She retired from Auto Zone in Danville as a Quality Control Clerk.
Alfreda had many interests and hobbies. She enjoyed fishing, sewing, cooking, collecting unicorns, watching movies and computer games.
Alfreda married James Buford Jr. on Aug. 20, 1994, in Danville. He survives.
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, Alfreda passed this life to be reunited with family members and friends who preceded her. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, James R. Buford Jr.; her children, Robert, Vincent, Kurk, Shawn, Tracie, Richard and Bryan; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; siblings, Isaiah Banks, Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Khaleel Nurideen (Larry) (Kamila) Banks of Hillsborough, N.J., Andre B. (Robin) Banks of Charlotte, N.C., Michael (Denice) Banks of Dover, N.J., Doretta (James) Bryant of Orlando , Fla., Ethel (Clay) Wright of Rahway, N.J. and Linda (Roy) Gonzaque of Orlando, Fla., as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Alfreda was preceded in death by her parents, Isaiah and Hattie Banks Sr.; step-mother, Doris Beatrice Parker; brother, James; and two sisters, Janis Banks and Mable LaMarr.
Alfreda was a beautiful, giving and loving person, with a smile that could light up a room. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
A Homegoing Celebration will commence at 12 noon Saturday, Nov. 26, at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Officiating: Pastor Thomas W. Miller. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28 at Danville National Cemetery. Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams, in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.leekandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 24, 2016
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