Cynthia (Cindy) Hunt Morris, 59, of Cumberland, Virginia was called home on Sunday, May 7, 2023. She is the daughter of the late Richard T. and Patricia S. Hunt. Cindy is survived by her husband of 36 years, Jeffery, their two sons Brenton (Brenna) of Santa Clarita, California, and Logan (Ally) of Lynchburg, Virginia, and her brother, Kyle (Terri) of East Fishkill, New York.
Cindy was born on March 14, 1964, in Lackawanna, New York and after moving with her family to Rockville, Maryland graduated from Colonel Zadok Magruder High School with the Class of 1982. She continued her education at Virginia Tech, where she earned a B.S. in Business Management in 1986, became a brother in the Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity, and met Jeff, the love of her life. After graduating, she embarked on a 19-year career in Print Purchasing for Circuit City before pursuing her passion for Scouting by starting a second career with the Heart of Virginia Boy Scout Council Leadership Center as a program assistant.
On the volunteer side, Cindy was tremendously active in Scouting in and around Powhatan County and the Huguenot Trail District. She helped shape the success of all the scouting units at St. John Neumann Catholic Church including Pack 1832, Troop 832, and Crew 1832 as a Den Leader, Committee Member, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Crew Advisor. She was an active member of Nawakwa Lodge 3 of the Order of the Arrow and was bestowed the Vigil Honor in 2013. She could be found at OA events supporting the dance team, thus her Vigil name, “Gentgeen Pupukwësh” (translated “Dancing Bobwhite”). Wood Badge, the leadership course for Scouting volunteers and professionals, was another passion of Cindy’s. After being a participant in the course in 2007, she served in multiple roles on almost every subsequent Wood Badge course after that. She found many opportunities to serve her community in Cumberland with the Jaycees and various volunteer groups associated with the county and school system over the past 36 years.
Cindy made every effort to live in the service of others, always with a smile on her face, and she was never one to sit still. During her 2-1/2 year battle with cancer, her excitement and determination was such a strong reminder that we can find joy and purpose no matter what we face in life. She also took immense pride in raising her two sons and worked tirelessly to nurture them and help them explore their own interests. She loved to travel and visit her many friends and extended family members across the country.
Cindy was a faithful parishioner of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and spent the past 23 years leading the Parish’s sponsorship of the Fundación Cristo de Miralvalle Day Care in Quito, Ecuador. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, May 18, from 5:30-7:00 PM, followed by a Christian Wake Service at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on May 19 at 10:30 AM followed by a reception at the church in Father Val Hall. Visitation and both services will take place at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2480 Batterson Road, Powhatan, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of two of Cindy’s many passions, namely Boy Scouts of America, Heart of Virginia Council through the HOVC.org Direct Giving Site or the SpikesK9Fund.org site to assist in protecting our nation’s working dogs.