Mrs. Cyndi Darlene (Hicks) Hess, resident of Wynne, Arkansas, departed this life on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, in the comfort of her home at the age of 54. She was born in Homestead, Florida on Monday, July 22, 1963, the daughter of Henry Carroll Hicks and Lynda Ruth (Curbo) Hicks.
Cyndi was united in marriage with her high school sweetheart, Ricky T. Hess, on August 27, 1982. She was a 1981 graduate of Brinkley High School, and obtained a bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees in education, history, accounting, and special education from Arkansas State University. She retired from Sanyo in Forrest City where she was a senior accountant. Cyndi was a board member for Wynne Friends of Animals, secretary for the Fair Oaks Fire Department, and a member of St. Peter’s and St. Mary’s Catholic Churches.
Cyndi was always generous and willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She loved dogs, horses, and special needs children. She was always to the point, and had a sassy attitude, but was tremendously forgiving. She will forever be remembered for her heart of gold.
Mrs. Hess was preceded in death by her father, Henry Carroll Hicks.
She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Ricky Hess of the home; her mother, Lynda Ruth Hicks of Wynne; three sisters, Vicky Lynn Lane of Gamaliel, Phyllis Carol Vondran of Moro, and Debra Louise Flatness of Tennessee; several nephews and nieces; 35 dogs; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Wynne with Father Desam officiating. Interment will follow in Johnson Cemetery west of Wynne.
Friends may visit at Thompson-Wilson Funeral Home in Wynne from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017. A Rosary service will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Wayne Shumard, Tanner Shumard, Doug Kennon, Jarod Hively, Cole Hess, and Joseph Wolfe. Honorary pallbearers are Anthony Vondran, Phillip Hess, and Zachary Siklas.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cyndi’s honor to Johnson Cemetery.