Cynthia Ann Jones passed away June 17, 2018 at the age of 61.
Cindy was born May 20, 1957 in Fountain, Colorado to Martha and Morris Jones. She and her sisters Roberta and Donna had the great adventure of growing up as children of a soldier, so they lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Stuttgart, Germany, Kansas City, Kansas, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Nuremburg, Germany, and Killeen, Texas. Cindy was part of the Rainbow Girls, an Order of the Masonic Lodge in Killeen. She was a tomboy and daddy’s girl, always wanting to help him outside instead of inside. The day she graduated from Killeen High School in 1976 was the same day her father graduated from mortuary school, so she shared the celebration with him. Cindy really loved making flower arrangements and eventually received her certification as a Master Florist in 1985.
Cindy worked for 26 years as a florist before deciding to change careers. She spent ten years as a jailor and dispatcher for the Bryan Sheriff’s Department. She was a member of the Downtowner’s Association of Bryan. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed arranging flowers, fishing, and playing poker. Her family and friends meant everything to her. With her common sense, Cindy was the voice of reason. She could be counted on to give solid advice. She would tell you like it is, whether you wanted to hear it or not. She often said, “That’s not gonna fly with me.” She had a compassionate heart, and wanted to help wherever she could. Even though she never had any children of her own, she was a mother to all her nieces and nephews. She always told them, “You can be whatever you want to be, do whatever you want to do.”
Cindy leaves behind her sister and brother-in-law Robbie and Ken Wilgus, her sister and brother-in-law Donna and Rick Sieggreen, her nieces Ricci, Lori (and husband Kenneth), and Chrissy, her nephew James (and wife Lucia), great-nieces Bella and Jasmine, and great-nephews K.J. and A.J.
To honor Cindy’s life, her family has planned a visitation for Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 6-8 at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan. Her funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Church of the Nazarene in Bryan. Interment will follow at Bryan City Cemetery.