Funeral Of Santa Fe Substitute Teacher Draws Hundreds

Cynthia Tisdale was laid to rest a week after the shooting at Santa Fe High School

Hundreds of mourners packed Bay Area Church in League City, some 10 miles north of Santa Fe.

Media was not allowed in the building but a congregation member described the service as "very honorary."


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He said Cynthia Tisdale was called the "rock of the family" and the "glue that held them together."

One of the people speaking was Tisdale's stepdaughter's husband, who told a story of how she filled up his fridge and gave him cable TV when he had a rough stretch, the congregation member said.

In a statement released earlier this week, Tisdale's son described his mother as a caring person who worked with special needs children as a substitute teacher not out of necessity but because she wanted to help others.

She also took care of her ill husband every day.

Tisdale would have turned 64 next week.

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Florian Martin

Florian Martin

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Florian Martin is the News 88.7 business reporter and also covers criminal justice, guns and shootings.Florian's stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters, the Houston Press Club, National Association of...

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