Robert Deandera Buford was born to Vernetha Wells and the late Robert Gene Buford on June 29, 1971 in Lafayette County, Mississippi.
Robert received his education at Lafayette High School, class of 1990, and later attended Northwest Mississippi Community College. He played football for the Lafayette Commodores under the leadership of Coach Jimmy “Chief” Arrington. Chief and the Arrington family were a very special family in his life. They were like a second family to Robert. He was a Commodore fan for life. His love for football flourished with his favorite team being the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Robert was employed with the University of Mississippi until his health failed.
On October 29, 2005 he married Trina Mitchell.
He was loved by many people throughout his lifetime and will be deeply missed by all. Anyone who knew Robert Buford also knew that he was truly himself at all times. He will forever be remembered by his loving wife Trina Buford; mother, Vernetha “Nita” Wells; son, Marlando Williams; daughter, Kana Ivy, (D. Ivy); sister, Laraine Miller; grandsons, Zachary Sparkman and Christian Ivy; father in-law, Clyde Mitchell; sister-in-law, Tawanda (Corey) Mitchell-Hill; special nieces and nephews, Kristopher Miller, KY Johnson, Jarameo Wells, Laura Mitchell, Jalen Gross, Jayla Gross, Mitchell Hill, Emersyn Miller, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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