Sophia Goforth, of Buffalo, died Saturday in Buffalo General Hospital. She was 57.
Born in Spartanburg, S.C., Ms. Goforth moved to Buffalo in the early 1970s.
She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University at Buffalo in 1980.
Ms. Goforth worked with foster children.
She is survived by a brother, Wade F.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in True Vine Christian Center Church, 587 E. Delavan Ave., after a wake at 10.