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 Patricia Mills on March 18, 2022
I love you forever my guardian Angel you are the great master planning in my life and I'll cherish each of those memories
Posted by Merline Miller on May 17, 2021
Good evening Family. Sending all my love and blessings and condolences.To you all I’m very very a bout Aunty Cindy’ very great full for have known Auntie Cindy . When ever I saw her she had a big sunshine smile on Face and she would say Dimples how are you and kids you not having anymore and that smile on face. She would asked for dad .how is brother .and we would stand up in Wood Green we would have catch on the family. Even writing this I can see that Smile she well love by everyone and blessCuz stay strong together.and the LOVE keeps you all. GOD BLESS you all and your family
Posted by R Smikle on May 13, 2021
Aunty Sindy was as a wonderful lady.

My Grandma (Ms Daisy) and her were good friends from Jamaica - England and were more like family than friends.

Our condolences goes out to the family.

R.I.E.P Aunty your smile and wisdom will surely be missed.

Love from Rose and the rest of the Smikle & Marshalleck family in London & Bedford. Xx
Posted by Rose Ezeako on April 22, 2021
A sun filled day to celebrate a beautiful life.

Mother Cindy I will miss you. I’ll miss your humour, that look that says don’t try it , your words of encouragement and your testimonies reminding me of the goodness of God.

I take comfort however, knowing that you are in a better place in safe hands.

Rest well with the 2 loves of your life (Mr R Francis and your Lord and saviour Jesus Christ) until the trumpet of God sounds

To the sons (the apple of your mothers eye), be strong in the Lord knowing that prayers are always going out for you and the entire family .
Posted by shirley Ricketts on April 22, 2021
To all the family of late Sis Cindy Francis
Our deepest sympathy on your loss today we laid to rest the most wonderful and loving Sis in christ and person
She will always be in our hearts
We see the tears we feel the pain
But remember a day is coming when God Himself shall wiped away all tears tnere be no more pain or death rest in peace Sis Cindy until we meet again from the Ricketts Family.
Posted by Tesfa Watson on April 22, 2021
how beautiful life is when its new, and how beautiful it still is even when time has made it different Rest in perfect peace Aunty Cindy x
Posted by Kunle Solanke on April 22, 2021
Dear Horace, Clive, Warren and the boys.

You all brought a few tears to my eyes during today’s service.

The love for your mum\nan is plain to see.

You all stood up today and should be really proud of yourselves.

Love and respect to you all.
Kunle.
Posted by Doreen Bonner on April 22, 2021
To Clive & Family.

Sending you all lots of love as you take your beautiful mother & grandmother on her final journey. Her memories will live on in you all for ever. Lots of love always Colleen & Doreen
Posted by Helene Amponsah on April 22, 2021
Dear Horace, Clive and Warren. Wishing you and the family our sincere condolences today as you lay your mum to rest. Thinking of you all.

Love from Helene and Desmond x
Posted by Mirella Issaias on April 22, 2021
Sending you strength and much love as you lay your Mother and Grandmother to rest today. You are in my thoughts and heart. I did not know Mum Cindy personally, but Horace, Marsha, Ethan and Cameron have been an important part of my life for many years, and I know how loved and cherished Mum Cindy has been, and how deeply missed she will be. She sounded like an incredible woman, who lives on through her sons and wonderful Grandsons. May you rest in eternal peace Mum Cindy, and I will never forget the connection you had to my own Mother in your final weeks. Sending my heartfelt condolences to all the family, extended family and friends.
Posted by Marcia Mcleod on April 22, 2021
As you lay your beloved mother to rest today, I send you all lots of love and light. I hope and pray that you can all seek some comfort in knowing she is at peace now and with her loving husband.

Condolences to you all.
Posted by Mervin Bernard on April 22, 2021
Sending our sincere condolences to the Francis family.
As Mrs Francis is laid to rest today our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We hope you all take comfort in knowing that Mrs Francis is now with Mr Francis, both smiling down on you all, & protecting you all through Gods grace.
RIEP Mrs Francis, from the Bernard family.
Posted by Delroy Mills on April 21, 2021
To Horace Clive & Warren
Our Deepest sympathy to you and the family and also Marsha sarah & the grandchildren I just want to let you know that mom grandmother is in a better place she went home to be with the Lord the Bible says their will be know more pain or sorrow for God shall wipe away all tears from her eyes take comfort knowing that God care for you God can do Exceedingly abundantly above all that we can think or asked according to the power that workat in us be
strong in the Lord and in the power of his might may you continue to love each other has you go from Day to day love you alway God Blessed you all has a family
Posted by Delroy Mills on April 21, 2021
Problems 31 .10 .12
who can find a virtuous woman for her price is far above rubies the heart of her Husband doth safely trust in her so that he shall have no need of spoil she will do him Good and not Evil all the Day of her life .Good Name is rather to be chosen than great riches and Loving favour rather than silver and gold may God continue to Blessed this family and to put his loving arms around us love you family forever peace
Posted by Delroy Mills on April 21, 2021
when my Father died in 2009
I met Aunt Cindy and uncle Ridley and even though I had two sister and one brother living in England I stay with Aunt Cindy and uncle Ridley and they were two of the nicest people that you could ever meet I fall in love with both of them Aunt Cindy I know that she love the Lord very much often time we would talk about the Lord and pray together
Posted by Janice Johns on April 21, 2021
To the family and friends of the late sister Cindy Francis, I have known sister Cindy for over 20 years. She was a quite going sister of mine in the Lord, I cannot recall seeing her talking to anyone for long period of time. Sometimes when church services is finished, she would respectfully and calmly come over to me and talk with me briefly about her illness and late husband.
She would hardly stop long in church when services was over. she was respectfull and considerate. She would Sometimes remind me. "IS BISHOP BROWN AND YOU BAPTISED ME"! She was a true child of God and sister of mine in the Lord. I want to let you know ,death is not the end of sister Cindy, death is not her termination but a transition into eternity. For the Christians death is a door into eternity rather than been the end of life. It will be her birthday into eternal life.
Measured against eternity our time on earth is a blink of an eye. The Bible offers three metafors that teaches us God's view of life. Life is a test, a trust and a temporary assignment. Sister Cindy finished them all. And God has called her home to rest.
Sleep sister Cindy, sleep and take your rest.
Pastor Ricketts
Posted by John Mousicos on April 21, 2021
I didn't know Mrs Francis personally but only through her sons, and especially Clive. From this alone I know that the family she stood as matriarch of are a testament to what an incredible woman she so obviously was. May she rest in eternal peace and her legacy continue strongly through the loving family she left behind x
Posted by Anne Marshall on April 21, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss, your Mum was a beautiful lady inside and out and always had the biggest smile when talking about her boys she was so so proud of you all as was your dad. She is back in the arms of her true love.
Heartfelt condolences
Anne & Dave
xxx
Posted by Audrie S on April 20, 2021
I looked and I stared at this blank page,
Searching my heart for what to say..
Sadly, Aunty you have left us all behind,
But with moments and memories of a very special kind.
All of us, in some way, connected to you,
Because only you could do things so uniquely you.
A woman of style and grace that was second to none.
A spirit filled, God fearing woman who has now gone home.

Rest in eternal peace Aunty C.
Posted by Shannett Thompson on April 20, 2021
Dearest Aunty,

You were a true matriarch of the family. Funny, kind, loving and patient. You will be missed, but we trust you are resting well with Uncle by your side. We shall always think of you and smile. Much love - Natalie and Shannett xxxxx
Posted by Tasha Refalo on April 20, 2021
Dear Clive and Christian, may you and your brothers, all the grandsons and family feel surrounded by peace and your dearest Mum’s love as she is reunited with your Dad. I hope the wonderful memories shown in these beautiful photos with your Mum give you those priceless moments of joy and feel her guidance always. Blessings and love Tasha x
Posted by Joyce Joseph-Blake on April 20, 2021
Our deepest and sincere condolences to the Francis family. Such a great loss to you all. Such a beautiful woman with a big heart. May she rest in peace.

Much love from
Joyce and Vincent xxxx
Posted by Patricia Mills on April 19, 2021
Horace Clive and Warren and in laws and grands her life was in God's hand that was her strong faith he knows her pain and take her home to be with him, we all love her here it's tough but we have to say goodbye our beloved.
Posted by Patricia Mills on April 19, 2021
Though her smiles is gone forever and her hands I cannot touch I still have so many memories of the one I love so much.
Her memory is now my keepsake which with I'll never part
God has her in his keeping I have her in my heart. Sadly missed but will never be forgotten.
Sadly missed  by
Patricia her great niece
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
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Posted by Patricia Mills on March 18, 2022
I love you forever my guardian Angel you are the great master planning in my life and I'll cherish each of those memories
Posted by Merline Miller on May 17, 2021
Good evening Family. Sending all my love and blessings and condolences.To you all I’m very very a bout Aunty Cindy’ very great full for have known Auntie Cindy . When ever I saw her she had a big sunshine smile on Face and she would say Dimples how are you and kids you not having anymore and that smile on face. She would asked for dad .how is brother .and we would stand up in Wood Green we would have catch on the family. Even writing this I can see that Smile she well love by everyone and blessCuz stay strong together.and the LOVE keeps you all. GOD BLESS you all and your family
Posted by R Smikle on May 13, 2021
Aunty Sindy was as a wonderful lady.

My Grandma (Ms Daisy) and her were good friends from Jamaica - England and were more like family than friends.

Our condolences goes out to the family.

R.I.E.P Aunty your smile and wisdom will surely be missed.

Love from Rose and the rest of the Smikle & Marshalleck family in London & Bedford. Xx
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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