Cynthia Harrell Hess

Obituaries in Waxahachie, TX | Waxahachie Daily Light
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Cynthia Harrell Hess

Cynthia Harrell Hess joined our Lord and Savior on December 2, 2021, in the loving company of her husband and three daughters.

Cindy, known as Cindy Lu to those closest to her, was born to her parents, Jay and Betty Jeanne Harrell, in El Paso on May 14, 1959. She graduated Eastwood Highschool in 1977 and attended the University of Texas at El Paso where she swam for the college's swim team. Cindy later transferred to Texas Tech where she joined the Chi Omega sorority and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising. Guns up, Cindy forever bled red and black for Texas Tech. Cindy later earned her Master's in Education at the University of North Texas with a 4.0 GPA. In her professional years, she worked at JCPenney where she met her husband, Brett. She later went to work for San Antonio Light before joining Brett in the apparel industry for 20 years. Cindy later partnered with Brett as Operations Manager for Hi View Real Estate and worked as a licensed Real Estate Agent for nearly 10 years.

Cindy and Brett married September 29, 1984 in Victoria, Texas. They welcomed their three daughters, Corene in 1989, Kristin in 1992, and Carlene in 1995. The family moved to Waxahachie in 1996.

Cindy left the world a better place than she found it. She was an amazing woman who always put others before herself and spread love throughout her community and in her friendships. Her philanthropy and charity started when she began volunteering for DEAR day, Go Van Gough, and Meals on Wheels. Her daughters vividly remember driving around Waxahachie and dropping off dinner to those less fortunate. Everyone felt the love and care of Cindy. She was active in Partners in Education and Service League and loved being on the Symphony Board and her church board. She was also president of the Education Foundation, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Board and organized its charity golf tournament for many years. Cindy co-managed Project Graduation and Belles and Beaus for the Waxahachie High School Seniors. In 2014, Cindy was recognized for her work in the community and was crowned the Crape Myrtle Queen of Waxahachie, an outstanding award and honor. By 2017 she received the WoodmenLife Caring for Others Award. Above all, she loved her daughters and raised them to be strong, smart women by driving them to countless play practices, volleyball games, and activities. "One person can and does make a difference." -Albert Schweitzer. We could all be a little more like Cindy.

In her spare time, Cindy enjoyed family activities, such as traveling, RV camping, visiting her daughters in New York City, trips to see her parents in New Mexico, Alaskan adventures, Florida beaches, San Antonio weekends, and family reunions at the Colorado ranch house. Cindy loved time with her friends playing golf, racquetball, tennis, practicing yoga, seeing musicals and attending the symphony. She was a huge sports fan and loved supporting the Texas Rangers, anything Texas Tech and, most of all, her daughters' volleyball games all over the country. Cindy Lu Sweets was created after baking became another one of Cindy's passions. Cindy's love language became decorating gorgeous cookies for her family and friends for all their parties and big life events.

Cindy is survived by her husband of 37 years, Brett, and their daughters: Corene, Kristi and Carly, as well as her father, Jay, and her brothers, Tim and Jonathan. Cindy also had many "bonus children" and was a beloved mother figure to many.

Cindy's life will be celebrated at The Avenue Church on December 18 at 2pm. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cindy Hess Memorial YMCA Capital Improvement Plan by CNB of Texas and Spot Fund: spot.fund/CindyHessMemorialYMCAPlan

Livestream of the service is available below:

Livestream link: https://vimeo.com/656409407/bc23b3f594

Click the link below to view the online program for the service:

https://819f1566-eb4e-4824-b7e3-8252114a3e77.filesusr.com/ugd/d05b0e_5f3264e7726f4781a71bcacdfed26408.pdf

Posted online on December 15, 2021

Published in Waxahachie Daily Light

Obituaries in Waxahachie, TX | Waxahachie Daily Light
Obituaries in Waxahachie, TX | Waxahachie Daily Light

Cynthia Harrell Hess

Cynthia Harrell Hess

Cynthia Harrell Hess joined our Lord and Savior on December 2, 2021, in the loving company of her husband and three daughters.

Cindy, known as Cindy Lu to those closest to her, was born to her parents, Jay and Betty Jeanne Harrell, in El Paso on May 14, 1959. She graduated Eastwood Highschool in 1977 and attended the University of Texas at El Paso where she swam for the college's swim team. Cindy later transferred to Texas Tech where she joined the Chi Omega sorority and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising. Guns up, Cindy forever bled red and black for Texas Tech. Cindy later earned her Master's in Education at the University of North Texas with a 4.0 GPA. In her professional years, she worked at JCPenney where she met her husband, Brett. She later went to work for San Antonio Light before joining Brett in the apparel industry for 20 years. Cindy later partnered with Brett as Operations Manager for Hi View Real Estate and worked as a licensed Real Estate Agent for nearly 10 years.

Cindy and Brett married September 29, 1984 in Victoria, Texas. They welcomed their three daughters, Corene in 1989, Kristin in 1992, and Carlene in 1995. The family moved to Waxahachie in 1996.

Cindy left the world a better place than she found it. She was an amazing woman who always put others before herself and spread love throughout her community and in her friendships. Her philanthropy and charity started when she began volunteering for DEAR day, Go Van Gough, and Meals on Wheels. Her daughters vividly remember driving around Waxahachie and dropping off dinner to those less fortunate. Everyone felt the love and care of Cindy. She was active in Partners in Education and Service League and loved being on the Symphony Board and her church board. She was also president of the Education Foundation, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce Board and organized its charity golf tournament for many years. Cindy co-managed Project Graduation and Belles and Beaus for the Waxahachie High School Seniors. In 2014, Cindy was recognized for her work in the community and was crowned the Crape Myrtle Queen of Waxahachie, an outstanding award and honor. By 2017 she received the WoodmenLife Caring for Others Award. Above all, she loved her daughters and raised them to be strong, smart women by driving them to countless play practices, volleyball games, and activities. "One person can and does make a difference." -Albert Schweitzer. We could all be a little more like Cindy.

In her spare time, Cindy enjoyed family activities, such as traveling, RV camping, visiting her daughters in New York City, trips to see her parents in New Mexico, Alaskan adventures, Florida beaches, San Antonio weekends, and family reunions at the Colorado ranch house. Cindy loved time with her friends playing golf, racquetball, tennis, practicing yoga, seeing musicals and attending the symphony. She was a huge sports fan and loved supporting the Texas Rangers, anything Texas Tech and, most of all, her daughters' volleyball games all over the country. Cindy Lu Sweets was created after baking became another one of Cindy's passions. Cindy's love language became decorating gorgeous cookies for her family and friends for all their parties and big life events.

Cindy is survived by her husband of 37 years, Brett, and their daughters: Corene, Kristi and Carly, as well as her father, Jay, and her brothers, Tim and Jonathan. Cindy also had many "bonus children" and was a beloved mother figure to many.

Cindy's life will be celebrated at The Avenue Church on December 18 at 2pm. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cindy Hess Memorial YMCA Capital Improvement Plan by CNB of Texas and Spot Fund: spot.fund/CindyHessMemorialYMCAPlan

Livestream of the service is available below:

Livestream link: https://vimeo.com/656409407/bc23b3f594

Click the link below to view the online program for the service:

https://819f1566-eb4e-4824-b7e3-8252114a3e77.filesusr.com/ugd/d05b0e_5f3264e7726f4781a71bcacdfed26408.pdf

Posted online on December 15, 2021

Published in Waxahachie Daily Light