2 people that had one wonderful soul

Jacksonville.com – By Rachel Davis, The Times-Union

At her funeral, friends and family remember the boy and the woman he transitioned into.

In the end they mourned for two, the shy boy who was born Jeffery Bryan Schley and the bold woman he became, Anna Alexandre.

The funeral, at Jacksonville Memory Gardens in Orange Park on Tuesday, honored the friend who many said became a rock for those in Jacksonville’s gay, lesbian and transgender communities.

“Two people that had one wonderful soul,” said Dan Schley, her older brother.

The one they called Anna died last Thursday after the 27-year-old’s car veered off Interstate 95 into a tree, just south of Butler Boulevard. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash.