Cynthia L. Dyson
April 16, 1955 - February 16, 2017
Cynthia L. Dyson made her debut into the world on April 16, 1955 by way of Roy Sr. and Alexzine Dyson. She was the third of seven children and a mighty impact in each of our lives. She passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, LA.
Cynthia was a servant of the Lord and lived to do his works. She attended Sweet Home COCHUSA where she accepted Christ at a very early age. Cynthia is currently under the leadership of Pastor Washington E. Drake where she is involved in many compacities. Cynthia was an active member of Sweet Home’s adult choir, and was also an active member of the United Christian Women’s Ministry, both locally and nationally. Cynthia served as the local and district Daughters of Ester facilitator. In addition, Cynthia was always available to facilitate an Daughter’s of Ester events for the Southwestern Diocese convention. Cynthia was also a children’s workshop facilitator for the third district and Southwestern Diocese convention. Cynthia was a diligent worker for the Lord, and was eager to do whatever her Father in heaven destined her to do.
Cynthia attended Franklinton High School where she graduated class of 1973. She later became employed by the Washington Parish School System, where she was para-professional for 32 and a half years. During her employment with the Washington Parish School System, she escorted students to the Louisiana Special Olympics State Games.
Even after her retirement, Cynthia continued to coach special needs students at the Louisiana Special Olympics State Games. Her love for Special Needs students was exemplified with her employment as a personal care attendant for her favorite, Gabriel Jackson. Cynthia was also employed at the Quad Area: Community Action Agency for four years.
Cynthia leaves to cherish her memories one son, Dayon Dyson, of Franklinton, La; two daughters she loved as her own, Kiaun Williams and Angela (Randy) Reed; one son that she also loved as her own, Scottie E. Washington; three God-daughters that were dear to her heart, Anastashia Young, Brian’Claire (Joshua) Williams, and Amy (Quenzell) Spikes; two grandsons, Jaylen and Richard; five granddaughters, Sabrina, Essence, Ebony, Madison, and Dayona; three great grandsons, Jayce, Jaxen, and Aron; three sisters, Willie Robinson, Tyrounda Conerly, and Cathy (Oneal) Cotton, all of Franklinton, La; one brother Roy (Katrina) Dyson of Laplace, La. Four aunts, Dellarine Crain who was like another mother, Essie Mills, both of Baton Rouge, La. Valdora (Joseph) Snedecor of Zachary, La, and Fredda Sherman of Columbus Ohio. Two great aunts, Velma Magee of New Orleans, La, and Betty Dyson of Bogalusa, La. Five nephews, Roylayn Sr. (Vickie), DeQuantes, Roy III, Kylon, Willique; four nieces; Angel (Marcus), Sabrina (Faheem), Jadelyn, Diamond; and a special great nephew, RJ. She also leaves to cherish her memories an adopted family, Margie Brumfield, Gilda, Ginger, Stanley, and Rhea, as well as Olga and Gabriel Jackson; her God family, Jeffery Magee, Wanda Magee, and Gent Magee.
Cynthia is proceeded in death by her grandson, Da’Quarrius Baker; her parents, Roy and Alexzine Dyson; and two sisters, Dorothy and Linda Dyson; one great aunt, Henry Pearl Wilson.
Visitation from 2:00 – 5:00PM on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton.
Funeral service Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:00AM at Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA with Elder Washington Drake – Pastor Officiating. Interment – Sweet Home Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home – Franklinton are in charge of arrangements.