Cynthia Mowry Smith Baxley

August 19, 1963 - April 23, 2014

08/19/1963 - 04/23/2014

Hendersonville, NC

Cynthia Lorraine Mowry Smith Baxley, 50, of Hendersonville passed away on April 23, 2014 at Pardee Hospital. She was born on August 19, 1963 in Orlando, FL to James Chester Mowry and Nancy Ryder Munson.

She graduated from Groveland Academy in Florida in 1982. After high school, she worked as a nurse and medication aide and later as a Supervisor in Charge at Oak Crest Assisted Living. She later became licensed as an Assisted Living Administrator. When her mother became unable to care for herself, Cindy provided full-time care for her and another patient, Lana Likas, until, due to her own disabilities, she was forced to give up her career as a caregiver. She then continued in what was, to her, her greatest rollómother to her two children, James and Jessica.

Cindy had a generous heart. She gave beyond her means to others without regards to her own needs. She loved the Sunday crosswords and playing card games with her family. She took great pride in her claim that she was ìthe number one grandchildî of the Ryder family. She cherished her online friends, most of whom she met in the chat community Vloggershead. She loved with all her heart, filled our days with laughter, and left us with a profound sense of loss. May the blood of Christ cleanse you, Cindy, and His grace renew your spirit as we await our glorious reunion in Heaven.

Cindy is survived by her son and daughter James and Jessica Smith, step-daughter Kayla Baxley, ìsister-cuzî Sheryl Smith, ìdaughter-nieceî Jacqualine Ponder, and nephews Jason and Lee Ponder, all of Hendersonville, NC, as well as her sister Jamie Gonzalez, brother-in-law Marco Gonzalez, and nephews Daniel, Elijah, and Isaac, all of Dalton, GA, her father James Chester Mowry of Cleveland, TN, and beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Cindy was preceded in death by her mother Nancy Ryder Munson, her aunt and uncle, Barbara and Phil Bayrouty, her uncle Dr. Philip Morton Jr., her paternal grandparents James and Elsie Mowry and her maternal grandparents Russell and Marjory Ryder.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Tammy Gibson
8 years ago

ìHappy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted (Matthew 5:4)î May God provide you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Jessica Laraine Smith
8 years ago

Oh momma, i miss you so will forever be in my heart. its so hard right now, i just wish i could have had one more hug and kiss. no one will ever be able to hug me the way you did! i love you mom, but i know you will always be watching over me!

Love always and Forever

Your BabyGirl

Sherry Morton Smith
8 years ago

I love and miss you so much. My heart is so broken. Till we meet again you will be in my heart and mind and I will carry you with me everywhere.

Melissa Berry
8 years ago

You were a wonderful person, Cindy. You took me in as part of your family when I had no one else. I’ll never forget you!

8 years ago

You were a loving, caring person with a HUGE heart who always thought of others first. Your passing is a great loss and you will always be with us in our hearts.

dave allshouse
8 years ago

may you be at peace sweet lady.

love dave

Ken G. / VloggerHeads
8 years ago

Cindy was a wise woman who also would willingly follow her heart, making her all the more inspiring and endearing. You will be greatly missed, Cindy.

James & Renee Rice
8 years ago

Please accept our deepest sympathies for the families loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Mary Aiken
8 years ago

Cindy was a very special lady to know.And always so kind to every one.Until we meet again Love you.

cheryl ritchey
8 years ago

Prayers and love to all the family