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Funeral Of Santa Fe Substitute Teacher Draws Hundreds

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

  • Cynthia Tisdale, a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School, was among 10 people killed when a student opened fire inside the school on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo Credit: Florian Martin)
    Cynthia Tisdale, a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School, was among 10 people killed when a student opened fire inside the school on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo Credit: Florian Martin)
  • Mourners leave the funeral service for Cynthia Tisdale, a substitute teacher who was killed during the Santa Fe High School shooting on May 18, 2018. (Photo Credit: Florian Martin)
    Mourners leave the funeral service for Cynthia Tisdale, a substitute teacher who was killed during the Santa Fe High School shooting on May 18, 2018. (Photo Credit: Florian Martin)
  • Mourners leave the funeral service for Cynthia Tisdale, a substitute teacher who was killed during the Santa Fe High School shooting on May 18, 2018. (Photo Credit: Florian Martin)
    Mourners leave the funeral service for Cynthia Tisdale, a substitute teacher who was killed during the Santa Fe High School shooting on May 18, 2018. (Photo Credit: Florian Martin)
  •  (Photo Credit: Florian Martin)
    (Photo Credit: Florian Martin)
  • Cynthia Tisdale, a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School, was among 10 people killed when a student opened fire inside the school on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo Credit: Florian Martin)
    Cynthia Tisdale, a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School, was among 10 people killed when a student opened fire inside the school on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo Credit: Florian Martin)
  • Cynthia Tisdale, a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School, was among 10 people killed when a student opened fire inside the school on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo Credit: Florian Martin)
    Cynthia Tisdale, a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School, was among 10 people killed when a student opened fire inside the school on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo Credit: Florian Martin)

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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