Cynthia Lee Assink

Published 10:17 am Friday, April 15, 2016

Funeral services for Cynthia Lee Assink are Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst with burial in Sweetwater United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wesson. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. 

Visitation is Friday, April 15, 2016, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Riverwood and Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.

Mrs. Assink died Wednesday, April 13, 2016. She was born Aug. 11, 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Rev. Tolbert McNutt Jr. and Evelyn McNutt.

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Cindy spent her youth roaming the mountains of Rumney, New Hampshire, with her younger sister Marcy Mielke. While a student at Moody Bible Institute, Cindy spent a summer on the mission field in South America where she met the love of her life of 40 years, Michael Lynn Assink. After marrying in 1975, Mike joined Cindy at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, where Cindy started her life-long love of teaching. For over four decades, she taught a variety of subjects including social studies, Bible, show choir, music and, her favorites, voice and piano. In 1992, Cindy officially became a “country girl” when she and Mike moved to Loyd Star. She loved the peace and splendor of the woods as well as her animals. For the last 14 years, Cindy played the organ at First Baptist Church Hazlehurst with grace and beauty, a place and people she loved dearly. Her last Sunday on the organ bench was fittingly Easter Sunday. Cindy was a very proud mother of her two sons, Seth and Stephen, as well as a wonderful mother-in-law to their wives, Candace and Catherine. One of her favorite activities was to constantly mail them recipes, magazine articles and coupons. Her other cherished activity was doting on her grandson, Levi Benjamin Assink. Cindy loved her family, her mom and sister, her church, her friends, her music, and her students.

Preceding her in death was her father.

Survivors are her mother; sister; husband; two sons; and grandson.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Gideon’s International PO Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214.

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