Raysonya F. Buford, 50, transitioned on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. She was born on September 6, 1971, to Wilbert Williams and Carol Williams-Tomlin. Raysonya has resided her entire life in Poughkeepsie, NY where she attended the Poughkeepsie School District and graduated. She was employed at Taconic DDSO for several years, then changed careers to NYS Corrections, where she worked as a corrections officer until her retirement in 2015. Raysonya leaves behind her bereaved family, her husband Willie Buford and his son Michael Buford of Poughkeepsie; mother, Carol Tomlin of Poughkeepsie, NY; brothers, Wilbert (Billz) 2nd, and Joseph Williams of Poughkeepsie, NY and Mark Williams of Sanford, NC; sisters, Jaleesa Frater of Poughkeepsie, NY, Robin (Kissie) Johnson of New Haven, CT, Teresa Shaw and brother-in-law Linwood Shaw of Goldsboro, NC; and special aunt, Ella Mathis of North Carolina. Sonya is predeceased by her late father Wilbert Williams, her paternal grandparents Vernell and Willie Williams; maternal grandmother, Maggie “Newkirk” Faison; uncle, Larry McFadden; nephew, Jayden Williams; cousin, Tah’Sir Holman; mother-in-law, Anita Welch and brother-in-law, Anthony Buford. Raysonya had a vibrant energy that drew you to her, “like a butterfly to a light”. Mrs. Buford will have a memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at Beth-el Church of God In Christ, 91 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Professional services entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home, 43 Fairview Ave. , Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. “Committed to being the best” Call us anytime at 845-452-2894 or 452-6143.
Posted August 19, 2022
Posted in Poughkeepsie Journal
Beth-el Church of God in Christ, 91 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
August 24, 2022 at 11:00