Cynthia Smith

Cynthia Adele Smith

1954 - 2021

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Cynthia Adele Smith was born on August 21, 1954 in Paterson, New Jersey. She attended the Paterson Public School System and graduated from Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ. In 1978 Cindy joined her brother, Stanley as the first sibling group to join the Paterson Police Department. As a black belt in karate, Cindy quickly earned her respect on the street. In her spare time, she owned and operated a karate school, where she taught inner city children the art of self-defense. After working for the police department for 20 years, Cindy began her second career driving tour buses all over the country. She loved driving, seeing the country, and interacting with people from all over the world. After retiring from her second career, Cindy moved to Cumberland, Virginia to be closer to her family. She loved to sit on the front porch drinking coffee with one of her cats on her lap. She became a familiar figure on the porch every day and you would often hear trucks blowing and waving at her as they passed by. She knew the life stories of every Amazon and UPS delivery driver that came to the house. Cindy had a giving heart and always did everything she could to help others. She loved her family and doted on her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and her godson. Cindy departed this life on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie Virginia (Taliaferro) Smith and Beverly Hill Smith; three brothers, Beverly Hill Smith, Jr., Anthony Jonathan Smith, and Stanley Leon Smith; her life partner and soulmate, Barbara Jean Taylor; and her four fur children, Hasani, Nitro, Chief and Smokey. She leaves to mourn her memory: two sisters, Lisa Renee Smith, and Brenda Sheryl Smith, both of Cumberland, VA; five nieces, Yakema Smith, Tonneal Smith, Tara Cannon, Marissa Smith, and Nyla Guinea; three nephews, Previs Smith, Anthony Smith and Michael Council; great-nieces, and great nephews; a cherished godson, Ray Cooley; and a host of family and friends Sister "Until We Meet Again" A light from our life has gone, a voice we loved is still A place is vacant within our heart, which never can be filled. A bouquet of beautiful memories, sprayed with a million tears We wish that God could have spared you, if just for a few more years We hold you close within our heart and there you will remain To walk with us throughout our life until we meet again. So, rest in peace, dear loved one and thanks for what you've done We pray that God has given you the crown you've truly won. Your vacant place no one can fill We miss you now and always will Love, Lisa & Brenda
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Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Lisa & Brenda Smith, Residence
2140 Anderson Hwy
Cumberland, Virginia, United States