Woman with a blonde pixie haircut in a pharmacy

Lorraine Sherman Estrada was born on June 1, 1980, in Nashville, Tennessee. Her mother, Nicole Sherman, worked for a local compounding pharmacy. Her father, Larry Sherman, was a physical therapist until he passed away in 2017.

Growing up as an only child, Lorraine had few friends her age. Her closest companion was her aunt Sydney, who had waitressed her entire life to support her increasingly unlikely dream of becoming a country singer. Sydney, hoping to pass on her unfulfilled dream to her niece, enrolled Lorraine in child modeling and guitar lessons with moderate success.

At age seventeen, Lorraine had made up her mind to make the most of living in "Music City" and pursue her dream of a music career. Yet mounting pressure from Lorraine's parents and the sudden death of her aunt due to a drug overdose ultimately led to her decision to attend college at Vanderbilt University instead.

After graduating in 2002 with a degree in microbiology, Lorraine immediately went on to pharmacy school at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2006 and bounced around jobs for the next three years at various retail pharmacies.

Lorraine moved to Oxford, Mississippi, in 2009 upon accepting a job offer at Gordon's Pharmacy. In 2013, she was promoted to head pharmacist. That year proved especially auspicious for Lorraine, as it was also the year that she met and married David Estrada, her current husband.

Although Lorraine has given up on becoming a country singer, she still enjoys the pastime and frequents The Blind Pig for an occasional two-step dance and onstage performance. She met Kelly Moran, another loyal patron, during one of the pub's karaoke nights in early 2012. The two bonded over a smashing duet performance of Dolly Parton's "Backwoods Barbie" and remained close friends up until Kelly's untimely death.

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So. Lorraine and Kelly met at The Blind Pig for an occasional of two step dance..how she became her pharmacist??

  Raaj Chhatre
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They bonded over a duet performance of Dolly Pardon’s song “Backwoods Barbie”, I could see how the lyrics would bring them together as close friends.

Backwoods Barbie lyrics

I grew up poor and ragged, just a simple country girl.
I wanted to be...

They bonded over a duet performance of Dolly Pardon’s song “Backwoods Barbie”, I could see how the lyrics would bring them together as close friends.

Backwoods Barbie lyrics

I grew up poor and ragged, just a simple country girl.
I wanted to be pretty more than anything in the world,
like Barbie or the models in the Fredricks' catalog.
From rags to wishes in my dreams I could have it all.
I'm just a backwoods Barbie, too much makeup, too much hair.
Don't be fooled by thinkin' that the goods are not all there.
Don't let these false eyelashes lead you to believe that
I'm as shallow as I look 'cause I run true and deep.

I've always been misunderstood because of how I look.
Don't judge me by the cover 'cause I'm a real good book.
So read into it what you will, but see me as I am.
The way I look is just a country girl's idea of glam.

I'm just a backwoods Barbie in a push-up bra and heels.
I might look artificial, but where it counts I'm real.
And I'm all dolled up and hopin' for a chance to prove my worth,
And even backwoods Barbie's get their feelings hurt.

I'm just a backwoods Barbie, too much makeup, too much hair.
Don't be fooled by thinkin' that the goods are not all there.
Yes, I can see where I could be misjudged upon first glance;
But even backwoods Barbie's deserve a second chance.
I'm just a backwoods Barbie just asking for a chance,
just a backwoods Barbie.

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  Felicia
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Kelly and Russell moved back to Oxford in 2009, Lorraine began working at Gordon’s Pharmacy in 2009, Kelly had her wreck in 2010, and Russell stated in his interview that Kelly had gotten her prescriptions filled there for years. Lorraine’s bio...

Kelly and Russell moved back to Oxford in 2009, Lorraine began working at Gordon’s Pharmacy in 2009, Kelly had her wreck in 2010, and Russell stated in his interview that Kelly had gotten her prescriptions filled there for years. Lorraine’s bio says she and Kelly met in 2013. Did Kelly actually know Lorraine before karaoke night in 2013?? I’m so confused?

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  Felicia
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My suspicions are totally on point with Zina right now. This pharmacist and Kelly were BFF's! And Kelly was addicted to pain medication I think, so it only makes sense how she gets them. I honestly don't know about her murder yet though. I...

My suspicions are totally on point with Zina right now. This pharmacist and Kelly were BFF's! And Kelly was addicted to pain medication I think, so it only makes sense how she gets them. I honestly don't know about her murder yet though. I suspect that Lorraine is a pharmacist because her closest friend growing up was her aunt. Her aunt dies of a drug overdose...all this is really suspicious. Maybe Lorraine wanted Sydney to stop harassing her about living Sydney's dreams instead of being able to live her own? ... Ok, that is a stretch! And I know that! lol... I still have so much to read and learn on here folks! Bare with me, I love to type!

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  Leslie
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So her Aunt died of a drug overdose. That might be why she was so defensive over the question of whether or not Kelly was abusing her meds.

  Stephanie
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