Cynthia Mary Emery

Cynthia Mary Emery, 64, a short time resident of Autaugaville, Alabama (formerly long time resident of Amherst, New Hampshire) passed away at home surrounded by her husband and children on April 8, 2023. She succumbed to complications arising from Pompei Disease and had been under home hospice care since November. Her faith in Jesus Christ sustained her throughout her extended illness and compelled her to always worry more about other people than herself.

Cynthia was born in Swathmore, Pennsylvania to Kenneth and Barbara Zanzinger. Later their family moved to Reisterstown, Maryland and then eventually settled in Amherst, New York where Cynthia graduated from East Williamsville High School in 1977 and then attended Bryant & Stratton Business Institute. She was employed as an Executive Secretary by Burlington Industries and BBT. She married in 1991 and began raising a family as they moved over the next 30+ years from Raleigh, Atlanta, Houston, Cork,Ireland, Amherst, NH and finally to Autaugaville.

Cynthia was truly a traditional homemaker, being a “full-time Mom” was her calling. She spent 25 years raising four children, including home schooling them for five years, one of which was in Cork, Ireland. She loved to cook and bake and always insisted that the family sit and share meals together. She loved all children and would routinely provide support to friends and strangers who needed assistance. In the early days of the CV19 pandemic she spent 79 days in the ICU at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center becoming acclimated to life on an invasive ventilator where she became the de facto mother to the entire ICU nursing staff, eight of whom were pregnant.

Cynthia is survived by her husband, Timothy Emery, sons Kenneth and Marcus, daughters Hannah and Julia, sister Amy Zanzinger and brother Jeffery Zanzinger. Cynthia was predeceased by her father, Kenneth A Zanzinger, mother, Barbara M Zanzinger, brother, Kenneth Zanzinger and sister, Beverly Mathison.

A memorial service will be held later this summer in Autaugaville

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ridoutsprattvillechapel.com for the Emery family.