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Cindy E. Smith

December 14, 1963 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 58)

Obituary

Cindy E. Smith, 58, of Centralia passed away surrounded by the love of her family, Thursday, March 31, 2022. She was born on December 14, 1963, the daughter of James Russell Willis and Daisy Jean Kennison in Live Oak, Florida. She married the love of her life Richard “Ricky” Smith on April 28, 1994, in Centralia.


Along with her husband of 27 years, survivors include her beloved family, mother Daisy Jean Newcomb of Centralia; children Sarah (Jason) Cook of Fletcher, Oklahoma, Carolyn (Jacob) Pribble of Centralia, Richard Smith of Gallatin, Tennessee, and Jenifer Smith of Gallatin, Tennessee; grandchildren Hannah, Emily, Gabe, Dylan, Caden, and Abbey; great-grandson Michael; siblings James Willis, Jimmy (Jeanie) Willis, Harold Willis, Russell Willis, Rhoda Willis; stepsiblings Clarence Newcomb, David (Paula) Newcomb, Scott Newcomb, Jimmy Newcomb, Sara Newcomb, and Arthur (Sherry) Newcomb.


Cindy was preceded in death by her father James Willis; and her stepfather Gene Newcomb.


Cindy was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Centralia. She was grateful for the love and support of her church family and loved them all dearly. She had a passion for children and was a fierce protector of any child in need. This gift made Cindy the best advocate for the children she cared for while working as a youth care worker at One Hope United for 10 years. Cindy was extremely creative and loved to quilt, make custom jewelry, and crafts. She was a great cook and liked to spend time making delicious dishes for her family to enjoy. She showered her grandchildren with love, and nothing would make her smile more than when they called out for their “Gram Gram”. Cindy will be remembered always and deeply missed.


A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Crossroads Baptist Church in Centralia with Pastor Ronnie Tabor officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Centralia. Friends are welcome to a visitation time from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Monday, April 4, 2022, and from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made in Cindy’s honor to Irvin Macz Funeral Home to help aid with expenses.  Online condolences and memories of Cindy may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page. Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Cindy Smith with arrangements.

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
April 4, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Crossroads Baptist Church
340 Walnut Hill Rd
Centralia, IL 62801

Visitation
Tuesday
April 5, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Crossroads Baptist Church
340 Walnut Hill Rd
Centralia, IL 62801

Celebration of Life
Tuesday
April 5, 2022

12:00 PM
Crossroads Baptist Church
340 Walnut Hill Rd
Centralia, IL 62801

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