Nov. 12, 2023
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Nov. 12, 2023
3 p.m.



Cynthia Woody, 63, of Lenoir, NC, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

Born in Bradley County, TN on November 10, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Fairdy Burnice Smith and Barney Mere Moorefield Smith.

Cynthia was a member of Poarch Chapel Missionary Methodist Church. She loved her church and her church family. Mrs. Woody was a “Mama Hen” and took joy in caring for her family. She was a great cook and baker, and she enjoyed taking trips to the mountains.

Cynthia is survived by her husband, Michael Woody; son, Ronnie Maloney; step-daughter, Ashley Woody; grandchildren, Isaiah Maloney, Faith Maloney, and Shya Watson; great-grandchildren, Grayson Maloney, Emma Maloney, Cayden Hutchins, and Colton Stevens; brother, Fairdy Burnice Smith, Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to her parents, Cynthia was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Shuffler; and brothers, Earl Smith and James “Jimmy” Smith.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, November 12, 2023 at Poarch Chapel Missionary Methodist Church. A celebration of Cynthia’s life will be held at 3 p.m. in the church with Rev. Margaret Stump, Rev. Debbie Barker, and Rev. Charlotte Roark officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Amorem Hospice 902 Kirkwood Street, NW Lenoir, NC 28645.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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If only I could talk to you again! Saying I miss you is an understatement! It's hard not having all the calls everyday! When GOD made Moms he Blessed me with the best! I know you no longer suffer and are whole again and I will get to see you again! You always made sure I had and was taking care of through the years, you truly was the Best! I always said you were the best Mom in the world and you was! I love you with all my heart Mom! Until I see you again!

—Ronnie Maloney
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I love you & miss you so much!💛 Until we meet again… ♾️🤍

—Faith Maloney

Cindy was my best friend growing up. She was like my sister. We grew up and went different ways. we lost each other for a few years, but we found our way back together. I’m so glad I got to talk to her this past few months. I really loved her. She was the best rest in peace my sweet friend.

—Terry. Epley Minton
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Jimmy always said Kayla was a spitting image of Cindy in the younger years. Cindy always welcomed me into the family. When I first moved down here to NC she would say words I was like huh? It was a "slang " I never knew. I will greatly miss her and the love she showed always.

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I’m so sorry for your loss! I love you all! Prayers for comfort!

—Wilma Branch

Sister Cindy may be gone but she will never be forgotten.

—Debi Barker
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So sorry for your loss Mike. Praying for you and your family during the coming days.

—Rose Deyton
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So sorry for your loss of Mrs Cindy n she will be very dearly missed and we(me, victor , Scott)only gotten to met her for over a little over a year n half n she loved her family, God, helping people n we(me, Scott, Victor) r glad that we met her!

—Tammy Walker