FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. – Cynthia Ann Wall, 50, of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., departed this worldly life to be comforted and blessed in eternal life with her Lord Jesus on Sept. 29, 2012.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Apex Funeral Home Chapel, Apex, N.C., with the Rev. Paul J. Beatty officiating. Burial was in Wake Chapel Christian Church Cemetery, located in Fuquay-Varina. Funeral arrangements were done by Apex Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Max Wall, Kevin Wall, Jeff Wall, Spencer Wall, Dane Bajasa, Ken Walters, Terry Haynes and Rickey Marshburn.
Cindy was born at Burnham City Hospital in Champaign on April 27, 1962. She was raised in Urbana, graduated from Urbana High School and attended Parkland College where she met her husband of 29 years. She married Keith Wall on July 22, 1983, at Webber Street Church of Christ, Urbana. They lived and raised their family in Champaign until 2010 when they moved to North Carolina.
Throughout her career she worked as an Office Support Specialist-Corporate Relations at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, an administrative secretary at Champaign Unit 4 Schools and most recently as an executive assistant for Wall2Wall Real Estate-A Keller Williams Affiliate in Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
Cindy enjoyed traveling across the United States and the Caribbean. She loved the beach, scuba diving and looking for rare and common seashells. She had a passion for riding her motorcycle, walking and hiking. She was an avid gardener and loved flowers, bird watching and caring for her four Cairn Terrier dogs.
She was involved in an Italian Dinner Cooking Club, Bunco Groups and book clubs. She never met a stranger and she loved making new friends. Her fun personality and sense of humor attracted people to her.
Cindy is survived by her husband, Keith of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; her son, Jason of Champaign; daughter, Jaimie of Chicago; her father and mother-in-law, Max and Judy Wall of Champaign; brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Annette Wall and their children, Taylor and Spencer of Wauwatosa, Wis.; another brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Debbie Wall of Vale, Ore., and their children, Melissa and Jeremy of Roseburg, Ore., Melinda of Boise, Idaho, and Justin of Yachats, Ore.
She was not close to her parents and most of her immediate family: Richard "Dick" Parsons of Mahomet, Diana Parsons of Urbana, and two sisters, Cherie Parsons and Susan Molden, her husband Doug and their children, Mike and John of Iola, Wis.
Cindy was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, John and Mildred Carter, whom she went camping and fishing with as a young girl. She often spoke of her grandmother from whom she learned her love of gardening and flowers. Her grandmother enjoyed Cindy's humor, company and her acceptance. As an adult Cindy would sometimes take her grandmother fishing to Homer Lake for a special day to relive those happy memories. Her grandmother was always around for Cindy's children's birthdays and holidays. Her grandmother was special to her and they are now gardening again together.
Memorials may be given to SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603.