ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Cindy Francis. We will remember her forever.

Cindy will be laid to rest on the 22nd April 10:30 am beginning at the New Testament Church of God Cathedral of Praise, Arcadian Gardens, London N22 5AA.

Due to COVID restrictions of 30 mourners, we will live stream the memorial service. Live Service link: Click on the YouTube link:  https://www.mychurch.events/cinderella-francis

The Government guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-a-funeral-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-a-funeral-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Cindy, please feel free to donate to a charity that has become close to the family's hearts: We thank you in advance:

The North London Hospice: https://northlondonhospice.org/

If you would like to share a floral tribute please feel free to contact Burgeon Floral Design on 020 8441 6661 https://www.burgeon.co.uk/  ref: Cinderella Francis or arrange delivery to Demetriou & English Funeral Directors, 131 Myddleton Road, London N22 8NG.

 
Posted by Roy Kelly on April 18, 2021
Take rest my Sister, in the arms of Jesus. We will meet some day.
Posted by Sharon Uberoi on April 18, 2021
Sending my heartfelt condolences to the family

May she rest in peace

Sharon xx
Posted by Jamel Watson on April 17, 2021
Love and condolences to Horace, Clive, Warren & families. Aunty Cindy may you sleep in eternal peace.
Posted by Lorraine Dipino on April 17, 2021
Clive, Warren, Horace and Family,

My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you all. May your mothers soul rest peacefully.
Thinking of you all.
Posted by Yvonne DeCoteau on April 15, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family of our dear Sister Cindy. During this difficult time, may you find solace and comfort that she is at peace with the Lord.
Posted by Daryl Reece on April 14, 2021
I never had the pleasure of meeting Mrs Francis but have heard many beautiful stories about her from Clive. She sounded like a brilliant lady, with a beautiful spirit who everyone adored.
Rest in eternal peace Mrs Francis xx
Posted by Karmen Kyprianou on April 14, 2021
My heartfelt sympathies to you all. It seems hard to believe this is the phase we are now at in our lives where we say goodbye to our parents, especially when it only seems 5 minutes ago we were racing round the park on our bikes as kids. I hold in my memory a fine figure of a woman, proud and classy. I hope you all take some comfort in knowing she is now with Dad again. Love from the Kyprianou family x
Posted by Amina Sadiq on April 13, 2021
My Dearest Clive
Looking at all the cherished moments in the photos, the love and happiness just shines through, you can see the contentment and joy in your Mums soft smiling eyes. How blessed you all have been to share such love and how happy and proud her beautiful boys and family have made her. Sorely missed and always in your hearts, that bond and love will forever remain. I pray for your strength and courage. Sending my love to you, Horace, Warren and family. Thinking of you all. Amina xx
Posted by Naseem Sadiq on April 13, 2021
Dear Clive and family, I was so sad to hear the news of your mothers passing. You had an inseparable bond and you will carry many happy memories of your times together. May time ease your pain and know that your mum is looking down on you smiling and showering you will love.
Much love to you and your family
Posted by Andrea Beckford on April 10, 2021
Dear Clive, we never had the privilege of meeting your mother but we know how close you were to her and that you will miss her everyday. We are saddened to hear of her passing and we wanted to send our condolences to you, your brothers and the rest of your family. May your beautiful mother rest in peace.

With love and our deepest sympathy, Carlos, Andrea, Antonia & Marcus. xx
Posted by Gary Lubrun on April 10, 2021
Dear Horace, Clive & Warren,

There is not a great deal more that we can say about Mum that has not already been said.

We knew her as a women of class, who always carried herself with dignity and grace. She had a strong presence and a sense of humour that gifted us with many laughs over the years.

Your Mother was such a special lady who we will truly miss.

Our love and deepest sympathies go out to you and all of your families.

Gary, Connie & family x
Posted by Heather Blake on April 9, 2021
Tribute from Auntie Peggy
I have known Cindy Francis for 59 yrs. A gentle, loving, kind, caring person with a heart of pure love that epitonises humility and empathy are just a few words that describes Cindy Francis. She has left an indelible set of footprints on the hearts of her family, friends, associates and anyone who knew her.
Cindy Francis legacy will always be remembered in her children, Horace, to whom i am a godmother, Clive and Warren. We are consoled by the fact that so much of her admirable traits have been passed on to her "boys" as she living called them. Cindy loved her children with a passion abd instilled in them the value of life.
Perhaps out of the endless memories, is one that will always shine out; is when she had her first child. She was in her element and told me that she can't wait for others to follow. Cindy was an honorarable well respected woman, and her values were reflected in her commitment to servicing her church, Wood Green New Testament Church of God.
Cindy your death has been a struggle for me. In fact it's a "double whammy" to lose a husband and a friend within 3 months of each other, it's not easy. Not easy!
I quote from a writer the following words: "don't think of her as gone away her journey has just begun. Life holds so many faucets, this earth is just one if them. And think of as living in the hearts of those she touched. For nothing loved is ever lost, and she was loved so much".
End of quote
Cindy Francis has fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith.
I take this opportunity to offer condolences to Horace, Clive and Warren and other members of the extended family.
Cindy my friend, walk good. Rest in sweet eternal peace. Your friend Peggy Shippey.
Posted by Ayanna W on April 9, 2021
Aunty C, you are one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met. You always made me feel welcome and your vibe was always positive. I’ll miss your sense of humour and kind nature. I wish I could’ve said goodbye, but it comforts me to know you’re Resting In Peace.

Sending love Warren, Clive, Horace & families. xx
Posted by Mellodie Thompson on April 9, 2021
Dear Aunty Cindy,

You were an exceptional lady who welcomed me with open arms and love. I remember you having a great sense of humour especially when the boys played pranks on their cousins. You would always rescue them with hugs and kisses. The girls and I loved spending time with you. You supported me and gave me advice when I was at my lowest without judgement. You were an inspiration to me and the girl’s.

RIP love you Aunty Cindy, Mellodie xxx
Posted by Daniel W on April 9, 2021
Wish you were still here Aunty. You and Uncle. It doesn't seem real. May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
Posted by April Jackson on April 8, 2021
My Sincerest Condolences on the passing of your Mum. Sending many prayers to you and your family Clive
Posted by Paul Furlong on April 7, 2021
So sorry for your loss. What a lovely lady!! May god give you all the strength and guidance at this time.

Your mother is gone for now...but forever in our hearts...

Sending you all my deepest condolences.

P Furlong and family ❤️
Posted by Michelle Jane Redmond on April 7, 2021
To Clive, Horace, Warren and the entire Francis family x
We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful mother x
The love of a good mother is an unbreakable bond, that will forever live on in your hearts x
May her soul rest in peace , whilst her spirit will undoubtably continue to shine through the eyes of her boys x
You are all in our thoughts x

Michelle, Nathan Redmond
Posted by CLIVE Mundle on April 6, 2021
Condolences to the Francis family, Praying that GOD comfort and strengthen you all throughout this sad time.
We really miss a wonderful woman of GOD, her smile, her dedication and her sincerity to the work of GOD.
Sleep on Sister Cindy you are in a better place.
From Clive & Maureen Mundle.
Posted by Richard Francis on April 6, 2021


To Horace Clive and Warren and Francis family.
we are very sad at this time of the loss of your dearest mother our hearts go out to you. Like in our family our mother your mother is precious and very important special person in our life’s.
We hope you support each other in this time as she did in her life.
Our sincere condolences

From Brian Shaun Pauline Kay Brianna Kade Sophia Venna Joseph Francis
Posted by Stephen Faithfull on April 6, 2021
Auntie cindy.
You restored my faith and inspired me to forgive and be a better person.
You embraced me into your family, I feel blessed and privileged for the moments we shared.
Always in my heart and prayers.
Thank you
Posted by Lisa Ryder on April 6, 2021
Sending all our love and condolences to the Francis family. Losing a parent is one of the hardest times in our lives, but we can be grateful for the time we had with them and that they lived a long and happy life. Seeing their children grow up, get married and give them beautiful grandchildren. Now resting in peace as their job is done and didn’t Cindy do hers well. X
Posted by Joy Adams on April 5, 2021
I will miss you Sister Cindy. You always had a way of stopping me in my tracks with a stare and I knew I had to make my way back to you, to say hello. My only regret is that I did not say hello more often. We had such a lovely chat in September, a beautiful sunny Sunday and you were all co-ordinated, looking lovely as ever. You were a kind and generous lady. Always happy and enthusiastic for God and His work. I enjoyed the time you came with us on the Spiritual MOT Weekend. You just needed reassuring that you would be able to keep up and of course you did. You said your legs were healed following that weekend. I know you loved the presence of God and I know He did something special for you that weekend. You are now in Gods presence enjoying heavens rewards. Well done Sister Cindy. You have been a blessing to all at COP.

I send my sincere Condolences and Love to sister Cindy’s sons and extended family. You are in my prayers. God bless and comfort your hearts
Posted by Gary Dennis on April 5, 2021
Lisa and I are thinking of you all and we stand with you in your grief. Out thoughts are particularly with the grandchildren who have lost the best grandmother one could ever have. I don't say this lightly; she was one of the very best. God bless you all.
Posted by Daniel Mcdonald on April 5, 2021
I have known Sis Cindy a wonderful woman of God for 10 yrs we use to sing on the church choir she had a beautiful smile and gentle and meek spirit always humble and easy to speak too, I truly miss Sis Cindy she would speak so much about her love for God and her sons and grandchildren... Heaven rejoices as she enters the Pearly Gates to meet her maker.


My deepest sympathy,


Daniel & Ann-marie McDonald
Posted by Criselda Kellman on April 5, 2021
Sincere condolences, Horace, Clive and Warren.

Cindy was a remarkable woman; she was astute, sharp and witty. Having lost our own mother in 2011, Marsha was fortunate enough to still have a mother whom she adored.

Cindy did not mince her words; she gave it to you straight. That was her beauty, you knew exactly what was on her mind. She had a way of speaking her truth which often left me in a fit of giggles. Boys take comfort in the fact that you were raised by a rare diamond; you are all a testament to her love and devotion.

May she rest in perfect peace.

Lots of love, Cris and Dom xx
Posted by Tracyann Tyrell-Cowan on April 5, 2021
Sincere condolences to the family of Sister Cindy, a faithful and beloved mother of Wood Green New Testament Church of God. We will always cherish the fond memories we shared with her. She inspired all of us with her loyalty, dedication and perseverance. Sleep on mother, "to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord."
Posted by Mike Fantis on April 4, 2021
Deepest condolences to Horace, Clive, Warren and your families.

At these times we struggle to find the right words. Know that your friends are thinking of you all. Be proud of the woman she was and how she raised three good men.

To Mrs Francis, time to rest with your husband and be free of any pain. You did an amazing job with your boys. Rest in peace.
Posted by Janice Johns on April 4, 2021
To all those watching online , those gathering at church, to the Bereived family and friends. 
Ladies and gentlemen.

It is with mixed feelings , I say mixed feelings because while we thanks and Celebrate Sister Cindy's life

at the same time we are mourning the loss of a dear loving and wonderful sister in Christ.

There are so much that I could have said in my tributes about mother Cindy, in the interest of time I'll be brief.

I have known mother Cindy many years she is someone that I have grown to love,
her life has made a great impression on me so much so that I could not resist going to see her even though visitors were not allowed but because I am a staff in the same hospital , thank God I was privileged to go and see her .

I am glad I was able to pray with her , share encouraging thoughts in the last few days of her life.


Mother Cindy was one of my favourite Sunday school teacher and i have learned so much from her which has able to shape my Christian life and help me to be the God-fearing person I am today.  she was humble , soft spoken , her steadfastness and even the way she dresses and carry herself allow me and others to see that she was a virtuous lady, indeed a child of the King , she will be greatly missed by not just me but all those whom she ever come in contact with because I know her life has made an impression on all of us.

May her soul rest in peace.
Posted by Kunle Solanke on April 4, 2021
My Sympathies to Horace, Clive, Warren and family.
Your mother raised three gentlemen, and will be sadly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Richard Francis on April 4, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Francis family, I have wonderful memories of me knocking on the door and meeting Mrs Francis was always immaculately dressed and greeted me with the biggest smile. May she rest in peace alongside Mr Francis.

From Richard, Nicki & Morgan x
Posted by Mark B on April 4, 2021
To the Francis family, my deepest condolences on the passing of your wonderful mother.
We all know she was a very special woman and will be missed by many. Sending prayers to you all from the Blythe family.
Posted by Horace Patterson on April 4, 2021
My deepest Condolences to the family at this difficult time..Clive, Warren, Horace, wishing you guy’s courage and strength that you’ll face in days ahead..my sincere sympathies to you all. 
Posted by Patrick Burgher on April 4, 2021
My Condolences to the Francis family. Me & Deb know how much you guys loved your precious Mother. She’s now resting in heavenly peace
Blessings to all ❤️
Posted by Maxine Murray on April 4, 2021
My memory of my aunt will be how fondly she always spoke of 'her boys'. They were definately her pride and joy.
To my cousins, Horace, Clive and Warren . Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time . The 3 of you were there and a great support during our time of loss . And we will do the same for you.
Love, Nigel, Maxine, Lian, Codi and Jaidyn xx
Posted by Maxine Murray on April 4, 2021
We married twin brothers and so we had a good friendship and a lot of jokes between us all.
When Ridley passed we still kept up our friendship. And when Lloyd passed we also remained as friends.
We missed them both but were able to share stories with each other.
I’m so sad and sorry to have lost her and I still can’t take it all in. Anywhere she is,we will still keep in touch as we were 2 great sisters in law.
She lives within my memory and I will never forget her.
Iris Francis (Sister in Law)
Posted by Stella Da Silva on April 4, 2021
I’m struggling here and not struggling to say what an amazing person you are (still can’t write in the past tense) but struggling that I just won’t see you again.
You came into my life when I was 17 and you have remained in it ever since.
So many people are going to identify you as a second mum, but that you were to me.
I would come round and say ‘it’s a quick visit’ and hours later I’d be there with you and dad just talking, laughing or counting the padner money together and you checking the book giving me side eye that I owe you money. Dad would pay it and I’d pay him back ....
I will treasure our chats about life and you wiping away my tears when .... you know when! You promised me that I would always be your daughter and nothing would change and boy did you and dad keep to your word! Nothing did change between us. You were sometimes ‘jealous’ of the bond I had with dad and you would push out your lip over the fuss he’d make of me and we’d all laugh out loud together! I’d be leaving and would spend another hour at the door with dad and you’d shout ‘she Neva gone yet’?
I’ll miss your voice, your warm hugs, your stories, your verses in the bible that will sometime be so apt in the mood we’re in together, your smile. I will miss doing your hair because you said I could plait well!
I could go on and on but I will finish on this. You and dad did an amazing job bringing up three wonderful sons who I adore and always will.
I got the privilege to call you mum and to you my gorgeous mum, I say rest in peace! My love to dad now that you’re both together again in Heaven! Love you to the moon and back! ❤️❤️
Posted by Bilal Iqbal on April 3, 2021
So sorry for your loss, we pray you rest in peace mum. Her sons are proof that we should all be proud of what she had accomplished in this life to have raised such beautiful gentlemen.
Posted by Nick Wilson on April 3, 2021
We are so sorry for the families loss, may she rest in eternal peace
Posted by Anne-Marie Cover on April 3, 2021
Thinking of you all and wishing you peace and comfort, as you remember your dear mum Cindy xx
Posted by Jacqueline Thompson on April 3, 2021
Sitting here writing this tribute feels like I am in a strange dream ! I will miss you so much. It is comforting to know that you are no longer in pain. Rest in peace aunty Cindy.
Posted by Martin Graham on April 3, 2021
Reading lovely tributes for Cindy who’s now moving on to her next journey, love to Clive and the rest of the family.... bless x
Posted by Pani Dipino on April 3, 2021
Such a beautiful tribute page. My thoughts and prayers go out to Clive, Horace, Warren and the rest of the family. May she rest in peace.

Pani
Posted by victoria Griffin on April 3, 2021
A beautiful tribute page for your wonderful Mother. I am truly sorry for your loss. Thinking of the whole family at this time. I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace.
Posted by Victoria Newman on April 3, 2021
I have many fond memories that I will always hold close to my heart.
A cheeky smile and her laughter would light up her face being one.

Never forgotten
Rest in Peace Mrs Francis.
Posted by Simone Lewis on April 3, 2021
Clive, Warren & Horace, I am truly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. May the soul of your beautiful mum rest in peace.
Simone

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Posted by Roy Kelly on April 18, 2021
Take rest my Sister, in the arms of Jesus. We will meet some day.
Posted by Sharon Uberoi on April 18, 2021
Sending my heartfelt condolences to the family

May she rest in peace

Sharon xx
Posted by Jamel Watson on April 17, 2021
Love and condolences to Horace, Clive, Warren & families. Aunty Cindy may you sleep in eternal peace.
her Life
Cindy Veronica Francis
Born in St Catherine, Jamaica to Audley Cummings & Rosie Davies, Cindy was one of 4 children; Daniel as well as the late Joel and Agatha being her siblings. Sadly Rosie died when Cindy was only 10 years old and was subsequently brought up by her Grand Aunt Ambrozene McDonald.
Cinderella came to the UK in 1961 when her own Prince Charming Ridley ‘sent for her’ to come and join him after he had ‘got things set up’ and had enough saved for her passage. They married on 7 July 1962 vowing to save enough money together and return to Jamaica. Something they never did as they built a family and a home in Wood Green, which they jointly decided was where they wanted to remain.
Cindy did a variety of jobs ranging from ‘piece work’ in a local factory to what she affectionately described as her favourite and final job as a care assistant in Friern Barnet psychiatric hospital.
Cindy is survived by her brother Daniel, 3 sons Horace, Clive & Warren, 4 grandsons Ethan, Christian, Cameron & Joshua, hundreds of family and friends and thousands of wonderful memories.
As a wife she was loving and caring. A woman that would always back her husband even if it meant “straightening things out” behind closed doors. In fact, her sons cannot remember one occasion where mum and dad argued with each other. She was a Godfearing woman, and would always use the teachings of the bible to guide her through any challenges they faced together.
As a mother she instilled in her sons the difference between right and wrong from an early age. She also taught her sons the value of hard work and aiming to achieve the right things in a humble manner, often quoting “When Eskimo have money him buy fridge”.
As her sons grew, she listened more (and I must add – moaned less about us ☺). Her methods for upbringing became less directive and more consultative thus evolving from being the sometimes feared mum, when we strayed, to that loving friend who we would go to when we needed advice from someone that had decades more life experience than us.
Mind you, even when her sons had grown up and started families of their own she still had the knack of reminding us who was in charge with the famous stare and a sharp comment which just cut straight to the point.
So Mum, you know we will love you forever in the same way you have shown us unconditional love. We will treasure every beautiful memory of our time together. Rest in peace, we know you are safe and happy at the Lords’ side.
 
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Shared by Pauline Clarke on April 5, 2021
Horace, Clive and Warren on behalf of my mum Florrett, Pauline along with the Clarke family we send our heartfelt condolences and prayers for your loss. Your mum always gave time with wise words to everyone and remained strong in her faith along with her love for you all. Our families have been connected as friends for over 50 years starting out as neighbours in the days where friends could support each other and share experiences with many happy memories. The times I spent at your house as a child (temporary proxy big sister to you) was an education, inspiration and created my understanding of true FAMILY UNITY. Your mum and dad taught me so many life lessons through all the decades (my lips are sealed) and my mum is missing their conversations terribly. Continue the Francis family legacy as your mum and dad are together now watching you all with pride. Cindy Francis RIEP
Shared by Kabbe Njie on April 3, 2021
When 'likkle' boys were trying to become big men, Mumsy Francis was there to clear up our self inflicted mess and make sure that we were safe ♥️
May she rest in perfect peace