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MANDERSON, Cindy Cindy Manderson passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 after a very long battle with lung cancer. She was 61 years old. Cindy was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where she graduated from Tuscaloosa High School and attended the University of Alabama for three years majoring in advertising and was a member of Tri Delta Sorority. She completed her degree at the University of Florida. Cindy lived in Houston, Texas for several years where she worked at an ad agency and eventually moved back to Tuscaloosa where she worked at Creative Displays, Inc. When Creative Displays was sold, she moved to Birmingham, Alabama and worked in retail and eventually opened a women's boutique with her sister, Teri Manderson Phillips, appropriately named "Sisters". She has lived for the last ten years in Fairhope, Alabama where she worked at Marriott's Grand Hotel in the hospitality division and also at Three Georges Candy store. She was actively involved in Theatre 98 as well as volunteering in several community activities. She was an avid pet lover, especially of her dogs, Madge and Ethel, whom she considered her children until their deaths. Cindy was a devoted daughter, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt and was affectionally known to her nieces and nephews as AC or Nini and had many friends whom she kept in touch with since her childhood. Cindy is survived by her father, Lewis Manderson, Jr. and his wife, Faye (Atlanta, GA); her brothers Mike (Janie) Manderson (Chattanooga, Tenn.); Chris (Melissa) Manderson (Asheville, NC); Scott (Beth) Sanfratel (Birmingham, AL); and sister Kelley (CT) Fitzpatrick (Birmingham). Memorial services will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 3736 Montrose Road, Mountain Brook, Alabama 35213 on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11 AM with reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers the family requsts donations to the Mitchell Cancer Center, 750 Morphy Avenue, Fairhope, AL 36532 The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. William Taylor, Ms. Renee Sanford, and the devoted caregivers who have taken care of Cindy for the last three years: Debra Byrd, Tammy Brown and Shirley Quinney.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from June 25 to June 26, 2013