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May 07, 1955 - November 13, 2022
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According to her children, Lefael & Shanita, Cynthia was always smiling and happy to help others. When tragedy stuck on November 9, 2022, “We prayed for our mother’s recovery, but I realized that she could be a miracle for someone else through organ donation, says Lefael.” He spoke to his sister Shanita about the decision and they both agreed. Cynthia M. Townsend was raised and traveled as a military child throughout the United States and is the oldest of seven children. As an adult, she married an U.S. Army service member and while serving as a dedicated military wife, which included extensive travel throughout the United States and Germany, she entered the Federal Civil Service in 1988. She was a hard-working woman, when the rest of the world got to sit down, Cynthia continued to work during the 2020 Pandemic. In 2021, she retired from the Federal Government after 33 years of service. During her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her children and family, picking pecans, cooking (especially eating) and coloring. Additionally, she loved laughing, music, traveling, meeting new people and putting smiles on everyone’s faces. Though she has physically transition on November 13, 2022; her dedication to saving and enhancing lives will continue to live through others due to her generous & heroic act of being an organ donor. On November 13, 2022, a Hero’s flag was raised (under the U.S. Flag) and flew for three weeks at South Georgia Medical Center in her honor in Valdosta, GA.

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Cynthia Townsend

Cynthia is my Sister in Law, but more like my "Sister in Love"..she had a silly wit about her that would make you smile at her infectious laugh! I will miss her weekly text messages on Friday mornings, to put it lightly I will miss her period. Hearing she gave of herself to save someone else was no surprise,..see that's who she was and thru her generosity, her spirit and legacy will live on. Thanks so much for making my life a Lil brighter and for loving on my Drakey....your "Scooter". He's so proud of his Aunt "CC"

Doris Washington-Parker Dec 28 2022

I met Cynthia in 1995, I was working as a cashier at the commissary when she transferred there. From her first impression I didn't think we was going to get along. But we became the best of friends. We grew so close we called ourselves sisters and we acted as sisters. I truly miss her but I thankful she was a big part of my life, RIP

Nellie Ingram Dec 28 2022

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