Natchez, MS (FOX44) — Today SHirley marchand awas buriedin her hometown of Natchex, Mississippi.
She was the lone survivor of the home invasion and after her alleged attackers slit her throat, she fought for her life for weeks in the hospital.
She lost that fight Friday.
Her friends say she will be greatly missed, but always remembered as a woman with a great sense of humor and a great smile.
"She had the most beautiful smile, She had the most beautiful smile and a twinkle in her eye. I can see it right now as we speak. I'm going to miss seeing that every week 'cause i saw her twice a week."