Family and friends of Easton native Leah Jeffery are remembering her as a fun-loving, loyal person who never failed to make people laugh.
"She had a great personality and she could always find a way to make you laugh and have fun," said Stephanie Sullivan, who was a friend of Jeffery's.
Jeffery, a 23-year-old, 2005 graduate of was killed in a when her car veered off the road and into the woods on Main Street in Easton, yards from the Brockton line. The road was closed for most of the day Friday. Easton Police Sergeant James McAvoy said the matter is under investigation.
Her loss will be devastating for many.
"She really loved her family and friends so much," said Sullivan. "She’ll be missed by many people."
Jeffery graduated from Oliver Ames in 2005 and attended Massasoit State College. She was a nanny and owned her own jewelry business, LeeDeela Jewlery. She is also remembered by friends who played youth and recreational sports with her.
"I grew up playing basketball with her, so she was always a good teammate – really supportive. Her heart was always in the right place," another friend of Jeffery's said Saturday. "It’s really sad because she was just such a fun-loving and great person."
Sullivan said some of her best memories of her friend came on the softball field when the two were younger.
"You could hear her saying 'hi' to me from across the field - she was just really fun and outgoing," she said. "We used to spend almost every weekend together a few years back. We would go out every time and just have fun. She’s a really good person."
"Leah was an amazing person, a loyal friend," said Courtney Jansson, who graduated from Oliver Ames with her and is the editor of Foxborough Patch. "She was the type of person who had your back no matter what. Once she was your friend, she was your friend"
Jeffery leaves behind two brothers, a younger sister and over 30 first cousins. Her parents, Maureen and David Jeffery, live on Columbus Avenue. She was a little more than a month away from her 24th birthday on July 22.
For her cousin, Kerry Kilkelly, Leah's attitude toward life will not be forgotten.
"Leah was loved every day of her life and will be surely missed by her family and friends," she said.