BURLESON-Cindy Ford passed away Monday, May 31, 2021 at the age of 47.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 A.M. Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Cindy was born Friday, September 28, 1973 in Peoria, Illinois to Charles and Nancy Turner. She graduated from Elmwood High School in Elmwood, Illinois and later attended Illinois Central College. Cindy’s career encompassed a wide range of roles across diverse industries from hospital emergency room assistant and county jail technician to her more advanced roles as Legal Assistant at a law firm & Graphics Coordinator at an HR firm. Her professionalism, polish & efficiency earned her increasingly responsible roles supporting Executive Leadership Team members as Sr. Executive Assistant at Alcon Laboratories from where she retired in 2020. Cindy served as a volunteer at Huguley Hospital. She had a soft spot for the elderly and had a gift for interacting with patients.
She had an exceptional eye for style and detail and enjoyed looking for unique accent items at Canton First Monday Trade Days. She took pride in her home and yard & enjoyed home improvement projects. She adored her English Mastiffs and treated them as if they were additional kids. She loved cooking and experimenting with new recipes. In high school she worked at a family restaurant where she baked allof their pies earning recognition in a local newspaper.
Cindy had a great love of family, especially her husband and son. She loved hosting cookouts, organizing spontaneous camping trips & creating last minute Halloween costumes. She loved Christmas & all of its traditions, including hosting the family annual Christmas cookie baking day for 20 years. Each Christmas she strived to have the most memorable gift (good or bad) at the family white elephant gift exchange. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed.
Cindy is preceded in death by her father, Charles Turner; and brother, David Turner.
SURVIVORS: Husband of 26 years, Ralph Ford; mother, Nancy Turner; son, Matthew Ford and fiancé, Hannah Batten; daughter, Shona Ford and fiancé, Joey Sears; son, Nathan Ford; twin sister, Wendy Landon and husband, Joe; sister, Lori Dulock and husband, Tim; brother, Greg Turner and wife, Donna; sister, Peggy Loser and husband, Ferman; brother, Chris Turner and wife, Vickie; grandchildren, Makenna, Camdin, Rylan, Leland and Emellie; her beloved furry friends, Maddie and Grace; and numerous friends.
Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.