Silence filled Chandler Memorial Chapel as friends, family and colleagues gathered to celebrate the life of Tammy Jeffries on Monday.
Jeffries joined the communication department in August 2014 as the visiting minority postdoctoral fellow. She had just finished her third semester with the department before her passing on Jan. 15. Jeffries was known as an impassioned teacher, an authentic colleague and to her family, a follower and fulfiller of her dreams.
The service was performed following Quaker beliefs, as Jeffries identified as being Quaker. The service began with a moment of silence followed by people standing to speak about Jeffries as they felt called to do so. The serviced ended with those in attendance singing “Amazing Grace.”
“We were fortunate enough to hire her as a post doctoral fellow here at WKU,” Richard Miller, vice provost and chief diversity officer said during the service.
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