Cindy in her Army uniform
Cindy Sue Severn
  • 58 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 22, 1956
  • Place of birth:
    Minerva, Ohio, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 18, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Newberry, South Carolina, United States
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Cindy Severn, 58, born on December 22, 1956 and passed away on November 18, 2015.

Feel free to add a tribute, browse pictures, or share a memory of Cindy with her friends and family.  

She is survived by her mother, four children and 6 grandchildren.   

Her Christian faith was very important to her and she was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Newberry, South Carolina.  She worked hard, rarely complained, and gave more than she received.

Born and raised in Minerva, Ohio, she joined the US Army after highschool and was honorably discharged as a Material Supplymen.  After leaving the Army, she married, raised four children, and spent the remainder of her life in Newberry County where she worked for several local organizations including the Newberry Observer, Wal-Mart, Central Christian School, and the Days Inn Hotel.  

Cindy will be cremated and the family will seek to obtain a marker/headstone in a cemetery near family in Ohio. 
Please join friends and family for her Memorial Service:

When: Saturday 5 December 2015 at 3:00 pm.
Where: Lighthouse Baptist Church 1717 Dixie Drive Newberry, SC 29108

(Flowers may be sent to her service or see below if you prefer to make a donation in her honor.) 

In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor can be made to:
Lighthouse Baptist Church P.O. Box 1022 Newberry, S.C. 29108

Any donations directly to the family will be given in her honor to a college fund for her 6 surviving grandchildren.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by April Reckner on 17th January 2016

"My thoughts and prayers and hugs are with you all and especially the children and grandchildren.  Rachel, from what I knew of your mother, she was definitely a godsend!!!  I truly wish I had got to know her better!!!  Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you all!!"

This tribute was added by Grace Young on 5th December 2015

"Cindy willingly took lowly jobs that others might not want, and was a diligent worker.       She was kind and helpful in various ways to the needy, to missionaries, as to the Lord.    She prayed for us for many years, for her family, as well as for other friends.       Everything she did for God's children, she did for the King of kings!     I am thankful she was my friend, and I look forward to seeing her in Heaven."

This tribute was added by Maria Rogers on 4th December 2015

"There are many wonderful things I can say about my mother.  I wanted to mention a few that stand out in my mind the most.
         She had an incredible work ethic.  She worked very hard, single-handedly supporting our family. As a mother myself, I honestly don't know how she managed it all. She often worked 2 and 3 jobs simultaneously, putting food on the table, clothes on our back and a roof over our head.  She never asked for a handout and never complained.  Her employers were fortunate to have her in their ranks.
        My mom was kind to everyone.  She was always thinking of others. She was a wonderful friend to so many. She gave so much of herself to others, she seldom had anything left for herself.  I can remember one time when she bought a hot meal for a homeless person, and this was how she lived her life day to day.
       My mom was a woman of faith who loved God and the Bible.  She enjoyed going to church and singing hymns. She enjoyed teaching children's Sunday school, serving as an interpreter for the deaf at church and working as a teacher at a local Christian school.  She didn't pay her faith lip service, she practiced what she believed.  She never cursed, drank, and tried to stay true to her principles even when it was not convenient or easy.
       Not a lot of people knew it(my mom was never one to brag), but my mom had a lot of natural creative talent and artistic ability.  She was so creative and skilled at decorating, making crafts and painting pictures. She could take almost any thing and use her creativity to turn it into something beautiful. Art, especially painting, was something she was truly passionate about and she always seemed so happy and at peace when she had the time, means and opportunity to pursue this passion of hers. Unfortunately, she was not often able to persue this passion as much as she would have liked due to the financial burden of singlehandedly supporting her family. I wish that she had had more time and opportunity to do the things she enjoyed most and share it with others.
       Last, but certainly not least, my mom was a wonderful grandmother to all six of her grandchildren, including my own 3 children. Even though she didn't have much of her own, she always tried to do something special for her grandkids on their birthdays and on holidays. She was so proud of all her grandkids and wanted nothing but the best for them. I wish they all could have gotten the chance and had had the time to get to know her better.

Cindy's youngest daughter, Maria."

This tribute was added by Sonia Strock on 26th November 2015

"To my daughter Cindy's children and grandchildren,
     My heart is broken, such a special daughter, I have many wonderful memories to keep in my heart, her brother Kenny sends his condolences also, I would like to be there, but I am unable to be. Will miss her wonderful calls.   Love you all.   Gramma Joyce"

This tribute was added by Sonia Strock on 26th November 2015

"Cindy;s family,
     You have my deepest sympathy, I never got to meet Cindy, but your grandmother and I have been friends since 1st grade.  Remember all the memories and keep her in your heart."

This tribute was added by Janet Edens on 25th November 2015

"Josiah, Rachel, Chris, Jr., and Maria, What a wonderful tribute to your mother. She loved you all so much, and always ask prayer for you. We at Lighthouse always kept y'all in our prayers. I just got moved back to Newberry and was so looking forward to going to lunch with her again. It is a comfort to know the next time she and I eat together will be in Heaven. She blessed my life so much just knowing her. I shall miss her smile and happy greeting on Sundays. I don't think I know anyone who showed the fruits of the Holy Spirit as well as she. I count her not only as my sister in Christ, but my friend as well. I pray our Lord hugs y'all right now and fills you with his grace. It was a true honor to know Cindy and I thank God he let me know her. Please know you are not alone. Love you in the Lord."

This tribute was added by Lonnette Turner on 24th November 2015

"Rachel, Chris, Josiah, and Maria, I was do sad to hear about your mother. Don't know if you remember me or not but we all worked together at Walmart. Your mother and I worked in the same dept. She wasa specially lady and will be missed. Lost track of her after she left from Walmart but never forgot her. One of the sweetest and hard working people I know. All of you are remembered in my prayers."

This tribute was added by Debra Prather on 24th November 2015

"Thoughts and prayers for the family."

This tribute was added by china fluno on 23rd November 2015

"Cindy was a special person, a kind gentle soul who worked hard and loved Jesus; I always wished I could know her better. She will be sorely missed!   China Fluno"

This tribute was added by Rachel Bailey on 23rd November 2015

"The last text I received from my mother on 11 November, seven days before she passed away was this:

Mom: "Rachel, I hope you had a nice Veteran's day.  Thanks for all you and David have done for our country.  Hug the babies for me.
Love Mom."

Me: "I will do.  Thank you."

Mom: "You are so very welcome :)"

That was the last time I communicated with her.  Now I keep checking my phone, refusing to accept she is no longer on the other side.  I wish I had taken more time and said more in my last text.  There will be no texts, no letters, no calls from her this Thanksgiving or Christmas.

I know she has found peace.  I miss her.  I wish things could have been better for her.  

Say everything you need to say today because there are no guarantees of an opportunity later.

Goodbye Mom.  It is finally your turn to rest."

This tribute was added by Lydia Jessee on 22nd November 2015

"I was not privileged to know Cindy as much I would have liked. The few times I met Ms Cindy, I was struck with her kindness and peace of God that she possessed that passes understanding. I will always remember her as a Goodly example for my own life."

This tribute was added by Emile S Barrouk on 21st November 2015

"I Peter 1:8  Whom having not seen ye love, in whom though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory
I Peter 2:15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye put to silence the ignorance of foolish men

I really thank the Lord for the fellowship of Cindy Severn in person and by mail for the last 37 years, these verses remind me of her.  I wish there were more people like her.  She was a wonderful example of Christianity to me. I had no idea the Lord would be taking her so soon.
I really miss her and wish I could have had more fellowship with her, this is an understatement.  Thank you Lord Jesus for sending Cindy.
Dianne Barrouk"

This tribute was added by Joy Young on 20th November 2015

"Our prayers are with all of you--her children, her grandchildren, her mom, and her aunt. We miss her very much, too. Cindy loved her Lord and her family, as well as her friends. We know we’ll see her again, because she put her trust in the Lord Jesus, who died for her sins and ours; until then, she is experiencing “fulness of joy.” Psalm 16:11  "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.""

This tribute was added by Dave Cassidy on 20th November 2015

"We don't know when our time will come but when it does , it is those we leave behind that bear the weight of profound loss. With every tear and every loving thought and word that weight becomes ever so slightly lighter but lighter nonetheless. Allow me to help shoulder this weight in your time of sorrow. Your mother was a hard working, kind soul that loved her children and grandchildren very much. May the love she had for you all be returned to her a thousandfold in heaven. May the weight of sorrow you feel now be lessened by the love left behind. My thoughts are with you."

This tribute was added by Cindy O'Dell on 20th November 2015

"My heart goes out to each of you. Your Mom was a gentle, precious lady. She was loved by all. She was a great friend to me. A wonderful, hard working coworker who was always willing to help anyone who needed it. I loved her and considered her a sister . She will definitely be missed by everyone at work, her church, her family and friends. I know she is resting well in the arms of her Heavenly Father. We cry because we miss her but we will see her again in Heaven. I love you Mrs. Cindy!"

This tribute was added by Rachel Bailey on 20th November 2015

"Please join friends and family for a Memorial Service:

Saturday 5 December 2015 at 3:00 pm.
Lighthouse Baptist Church
1717 Dixie Drive
Newberry, SC 29108

In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor can be made to:
Lighthouse Baptist Church
P.O. Box 1022
Newberry, S.C. 29108

Any donations directly to the family will be applied to a college fund for her 6 surviving grandchildren."

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