CYNTHIA DIANE LYNCH-EDMONDS was born on September 1, 1958, in Halifax County, North Carolina, to the late June “Pop” Newell and Evelyn Lynch-Bluford, and departed this earthly life on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.
Cynthia accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and became a member of the Fidelity Baptist Church in, Littleton, North Carolina, in 1988. She served in many capacities including the Usher Board, Sunday school, Bible Study, Missionary Ministry, and was also active with the teaching of the youth whenever called upon. She was a faithful servant of the Lord and truly loved her church family.
Cynthia was united in Holy Matrimony to Gary Alvin “Rabbit” Edmonds, who preceded her in death. This union was blessed with three children. She was a loving, caring wife, mother, and grandmother.
Luke 4:10 reminds us that God sent and commanded his angels to guard and look over us, but you didn’t need to be a person of faith to see that Cynthia Diane Lynch-Edmonds embodied this mandate. From the moment you entered her presence, you understood and felt God’s love. His light and warmth were incessantly shown through her, and it took but a moment for those of us who were lucky enough to feel its luminescence.
Our memories of Cynthia are vast, as well as, deep. From the classrooms of Spanish Harlem to those of Halifax County, to the houses of worship where she exemplified the truest service to the Lord, to the myriads among us who call her family, to the innumerable among you who called and treated her like family, and to the bellies and souls she filled with her food and love, she has earned and will have a place in our hearts and minds….forever.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Otelia Lynch Davis.
Her sweet, loving spirit will forever remain constant in the lives of her children, Kimberly Lynch and Joshua Edmonds of Greensboro, NC, and Gary Edmonds of Warrensburg, MO; four grandchildren, Khadijha, Khaylah, Khriston, and Just’us all of Greensboro, NC; two brothers, Clinton Lynch (Robin) and Michael Lynch all of Littleton, NC; her sisters, Sharon, Renee, and Hancorenetta Scott of New York; her godmother, Mary Ponder of New York; her uncle, Edward “Smacky” Lynch (Ruth) of Teaneck, NJ; her aunt, Ruth “Dee Dee” Stith of Clayton, NC; her nephew, Tashi Davis of Lexington Park, MD; and a host of nieces, other nephews, cousins and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 12, 2017, in the chapel of the funeral home. Rev. John Rooks will deliver the eulogy, and burial will follow in the Fidelity Baptist Church Cemetery, 627 Summit Road, Littleton, NC. The body will repose at the funeral home until 8:30 P.M. on Saturday, February 11, 2017, and the family will receive friends from 6:00 -7:00 P.M.