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Cynthia Lee Assink

Cynthia Lee Assink, 62, of Hazlehurst, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Visitation will be held at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven on Friday, April 15 from 5 until 7 p.m. Services will be held at First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Sweetwater United Methodist Church in Wesson. There will be a vistation from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday.

Mrs. Assink was born Aug. 11, 1953, in Boston, MA, to the Rev. Tolbert McNutt, Jr. and Mrs. Evelyn McNutt. She spent most of her youth roaming the mountains of Rumney, NH with her sister. While on a summer mission trip in South America she met her husband, Michael Lynn Asink. After marrying in 1975, Mike joined Cindy at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, where Cindy started her lifelong love of teaching. For over four decades, she taught a variety of subjects including social studies, Bible, show choir, music, and her favorites, voice and piano. In 1992 Cindy officially became a “country girl” when she and Mike moved to Loyd Star. She loved the peace and splendor of the woods as well as her animals.

For the past 14 years Cindy played the organ at First Baptist Church Hazlehurst with grace and beauty – a place and people she loved dearly. Her last Sunday on the organ bench was fittingly, Easter Sunday.

Cindy was a proud mother of her two sons, Seth and Stephen, as well as a wonderful mother-in-law to their wives, Candace and Cathering. One of her favorite activities was to constantly mail them recipes, magazine articles, and coupons. Her other cherished activity was doting on her grandson, Levi Benjamin Assink. Cindy loved her family, her mom and sister, her church, her friends, her music, and her students.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband, sons, mother, sister, and grandson.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Gideon’s International, P. O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214

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