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Rock Springs Baptist Church
Wednesday March 9th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Rock Springs Baptist Church
Thursday March 10th, 2022

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Cynthia "Cindy" Renee Whitecotton

Cynthia “Cindy” Reneé Whitecotton, 64, of Cherokee, NC, went on her journey on March 7, 2022. She was born on April 22, 1957, in Tulsa, OK, to Roy Chandler and Julia LoneEagle. Cindy loved everyone she met and took many wayward youth under her wing. She was an activist for Native rights, climate change, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. She loved concerts, photography, and her grand/children. Cindy is survived by her 3 children: Janine Whitecotton Smith (Andy), Dakota Whitecotton (Juanita), Gadusi Crowe (TJ); 8 grandchildren: Leland Smith, Eli Smith, Hazel Smith, Kyrin Whitecotton, Kainen Whitecotton (Shakyra), Chaos Whitecotton, Lakelyn McCoy (Destiny), Roman Thompson; 2 brothers: Mike Chandler and Doug Chandler; 3 nieces and 3 nephews; special family members: Dawn Yellowhorn, Sydney Taylor, Nakos Calhoun, Alyssa Taylor, Alaina Smith, Adrien George, Raven Blackbull, Beau Schneider, and countless others. Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Wednesday, March 9th at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Cherokee, NC. The service will also be held at Rock Springs Baptist Church at 11am on Thursday, March 10th. Cindy will be laid to rest in West Cemetery, located on Peavine Road, West Lane, in the Yellowhill Community. Pall Bearers will be Dakota Whitecotton, Andy Smith, TJ Allison, Simon Montelongo, Darius Lambert, and Tony Walkingstick. 

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Hi Dakota and family, I was very sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Cindy and I were very good friends back in our younger days growing up in Owasso. She was a great person and really made a difference in everything she did. I have fond memories of her humor and her caring for others. She had a great mind and a warm loving heart that she carried with her throughout her adult life. Even though we did not stay in touch I would check in on her from time to time on social media. My sincere condolences and my thoughts are with you and your family.

Karen Gray Henry May 31 2022 2:18 PM

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Jeannie Korb Apr 22 2022 2:30 PM

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Shari Abshire Apr 21 2022 11:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Cynthia Whitecotton

Loey Norquist Mar 18 2022 9:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cynthia Whitecotton

Kathy de Cano Mar 15 2022 8:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cynthia Whitecotton

Linda Payne Bost Mar 14 2022 2:32 AM

I hope you are soaring over the beautiful blue skies free like the spirit you are. You welcomed me into your home made me feel at home when I worked with Into these Hills we talked about visiting and it never worked out I'm so sorry it didn't work out I'll miss your nice comments encouraging words thank you for being a great person a bad ass beautiful woman you will be missed ❤️❤️❤️

Patricia Murphy Mar 13 2022 2:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Cynthia Whitecotton

Patricia Murphy Mar 13 2022 2:48 PM

Thank you for your friendship and encouraging thoughts and words. Walk In Peace.

Michelle Bignault Mar 10 2022 5:15 PM

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