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Cindy Kay Webb

August 30, 1958 — January 18, 2024

Oakland, Arkansas

Mrs. Cindy Kay (Foster) Webb, 65, of Oakland, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024. She was born on Saturday, August 30, 1958 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Preceding her in death were her husband, William Webb; parents, William Howard and Mary Frances (Perry) Foster; brothers, Terry Foster and Steven Foster; and sisters, Joella Foster and Paulette Humphries. She is survived by her sisters, Patsy (Joel) Jackson of Murfreesboro, Donna Headrick of Wartrace, and Glenda Harbor of Murfreesboro; two partners-in-crime, Zay Jackson and Sally Mills; close niece, Savannah Jackson; and several other nieces and nephews.


Cindy was someone who enjoyed the simple things in life but added a bit of a flare to all that she did. The fire inside her made her fit right in as a warrior at Riverdale High School, but she really settled into her personality once she got out on her own. 


To start the day, there was nothing Cindy enjoyed more than a good cup of coffee. She must have liked it dark because she was also a bookworm, and Stephen King novels made up a good portion of her library. However, Cindy also enjoyed reading the history of Queen Elizabeth I and learning about the heritage of her faith.


Queen Elizabeth I made a compromise between the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant Church in the articles of the Church of England. In later years, the Church of England would have reformations that would lead to denominations like Methodists and then Pentecostals. That is where it hit home for Cindy. The fire inside her met her at church, but that wasn't her only overlap with Queen Elizabeth I.


Voyages and travel were a part of Queen Elizabeth's reign, and Cindy wasn't one to sit still for too long. When the coffee and book were done, a stroll outside with Zay was sure to be next on her list. Walking and being out in nature energized Cindy's soul, and having Zay by her side kept her heart happy. Cindy and Zay were two peas in a pod, and they enjoyed each other’s company. It seemed the only thing they couldn't get on the same page about was animals.


A dog person, Cindy never did have to get a dog. The dogs seemed to find her. When one of the neighbors got a teacup Chihuahua named Angel, they could have considered her good as gone the day she met Cindy. Angel offered her priceless companionship and love over the years, but for every minute of companionship Angel offered, Zay had a cat that offered her the same in aggravation.


Black Beauty was a domestic short-haired cat with an attitude to match Cindy's. There was an ongoing battle of wills between them when it came to covering the vent. Out of concern for Black Beauty, Cindy placed a board over the vent in the floor that was missing a cover. Black Beauty made sure to go every time and knock the board off the vent. It ended up being a comical daily interaction until Cindy got the vent cover and won the war, but Cindy didn't only fight with the cat.


Oh no, Cindy delighted in picking at everyone, especially Savannah. Savannah would drive Cindy around being her chauffeur, but if Cindy could come up with something to say to aggravate, she was quick to open her mouth. That led to another humerus relationship, yet Cindy must have had a soft side because she always did stuff for Savannah in return.


Just like fire, Cindy burned brightly in her life. She provided warmth to those she loved. She knew what she needed, not just to survive, but to thrive. And there was something about her that attracted people and animals to her light. So, it is fitting that her favorite colors were black and red. Whether it was the ashes and coals of times past or the fire still burning within, Cindy knew who gave her that fire and that He would kindle her once again.


Visitation will be Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 11 am - 12 pm at Gentry-Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will follow in the Gentry-Smith Funeral Home chapel on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 12 pm. Pastor Johnathan Belcher will officiate. 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to assist with expenses.


Share memories and condolences at Gentry-Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337 Because every life has a story 

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