May 22, 1953 - August 21, 2021
Cynthia Delores Barrett, best known as ‘Cinny’ or ‘Cindy’, was born in Lewes, Delaware and educated in the former Lewes School District, William C. Jason Comprehensive High School, Georgetown, Delaware, Excelsior High School, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, Cape Henlopen High School, Washington School for Secretaries, Washington, D.C., and Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown, Delaware. Cynthia’s first employment was in the Medical Records Department at Beebe Hospital, Lewes. Later, she worked in business accounting, construction, food service and transportation. ‘Cinny’ was so proud to have operated a jack hammer during street repairs on Park Avenue. She was employed with Wings to Go, Dewey Beach, and Cracker Barrel, Coastal Highway, Rehoboth. Cynthia was also a carrier, providing transportation to appointments throughout Sussex County, Delaware. She was very personable, never met a stranger, and would often bring her new found friends, home, to meet the family. She crossed paths with many a person and had an uncanny ability to make you feel as if she had known you all of her life. ‘Cinny’ lived, a full life, was known to have a “good” time and like many people, encountered a few bumps and turns along the way. She was a kind and generous soul and everybody, knew ‘Cinny’ Barrett. Cynthia gave her life to the Lord at a young age and was reared in the faith at St. George AME Church, Lewes, Delaware, New Zion AME Church, Milton, and later, Calvary Baptist Church, Dover, Delaware (where she was baptized) and the former John Wesley United Methodist Church (Belltown), Lewes. She received much joy from what she often referred to as her ‘Missionary’ work. You could find her visiting the elderly, and running errands for the sick and shut-in. Health concerns over the years quieted her steps, requiring long-term care at Seaford Center, Seaford, Delaware, and most recently, Complete Care at Silver Lake, Dover, Delaware. Cynthia was blessed to have conscientious healthcare providers throughout her journey. 2021 was a particularly tough year, yet through it all, she never complained. On Saturday, August 21st, she passed away, ending a long, and fearless battle with Multiple Sclerosis and all its appending complications. And while we will miss ‘Cinny’, we fully understand, that it is God who numbered her days, and by His Grace, she is at peace, and resting, in the safest place in all the world; The Will off God. Cynthia was preceded in death by her father, Granville Barrington Barrett, Sr., mother, Dolores Burton Barrett, uncles; Joseph Henry Louis Burton (Loretta), Peter Grant and Alfonse Grant, Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies, Eric Grant, Toronto, Canada; aunts, Elaine Burton Mosley (Coleman), Marcell B. Riley Kenner (Llewelyn) and youngest brother, Granville Barrington Barrett, Jr. To celebrate her life, Cynthia leaves: brothers, Ronald A. Barrett (Malinda) Louisville, Kentucky, and Bruce E. Barrett, Laredo, Texas; sisters, Wanda E. Taylor, Seaford, Delaware, Paula K. B. Johnson (James L.), Smyrna, Delaware, and Rochelle L. Bell (Anthony Andre) Clinton, Maryland; aunts, Joan Grant-Boyd, PhD and Norma Grant, Brooklyn, New York, Myrna Allen, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, Edith Reynolds (Bryan), Bridgeport, Connecticut, Grace Hansley, Dover, Delaware, Olga Senior, Florence, New Jersey (passed, 8/22/2021, at 108 yrs.); uncle, Bruce Grant, Glasgow, Scotland, and; a host of devoted, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and companion, Samuel L. Farlow and son, Sean.
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