Cynthia Jo (Cindy) Wright Crocker, 62, of Anderson, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Rainey Hospice House. She is preceded in death by her father, Sidney Wright; mother, Jean Blair Wright; three brothers who passed away in infancy; and niece, Leslie Chamblee Albergotti.
Left behind to cherish her memory is her husband of 43 years, Keith A. Crocker; sons, Bryan (Kelly) and Brent (Sara) Crocker; sister Patsy (Tommy); and grandchildren; Chandler (23),Kaitlyn (20), Ashlyn (17), Hayden (16), Grayson (14), Ava (10), and Eden (4).
Cindy was blessed with a happy childhood, in which she formed a lifelong friendship with her closest friend, Jane Sanders, who has spent the years since Cindy’s metastatic breast cancer (MBC) diagnosis helping her accomplish her “bucket list.”
Cindy graduated from Crescent High School and worked in both the banking and dental insurance industries where she was a well-respected and loved colleague and friend. She enjoyed riding her motorcycle, line dancing, watching the wildlife in Cades Cove, TN, attending church at Newspring, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling the country with her closest friends whom she lovingly called the “Penguin Sisters.”
Cindy’s faith in Jesus Christ and her love for her family were the guiding lights in her life. She was especially proud of her husband’s service in the USMC and enjoyed attending the annual Marine Corp ball on his side.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the many, many friends whose kindness in Cindy’s final months enriched her life and eased her pain. They would especially extend their gratitude for the staff of Hospice of the Upstate for the compassion that they gave Cindy.
Visitation will take place on Monday, December 13 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Sullivan King in Anderson. A funeral service will begin the same night at 7 p.m. in the chapel at Sullivan King. Rev. Tom Haren (Newspring Church) and Rev. Dr. Austin Carty (Boulevard Baptist Church) will officiate.
A private family graveside service will take place the next day.
Cindy was a METAvivor, that is a survivor of the most aggressive type of breast cancer: stage IV metastatic. Very few research dollars are allocated, and very little awareness is directed at this type of breast cancer. It remains a death sentence. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a monetary donation in Cindy’s memory to the non-profit organization, METAvivor, who specializes in MBC research, support, and awareness. This is the only organization who solely funds MBC research through a scientific peer-reviewed process.
Donate here: https://donate.metavivor.org/give/318818/#!/donation/checkout
Learn more about MBC here: https://www.metavivor.org/
Courtesy of Coile and Hall Funeral Directors of Hartwell.