Cynthia Renee Davis-Combs
was born on April 10, 1962 in Indianapolis to the union of Ralston and Donnetta Davis. Cynthia had a strong will and determination that was always described as immeasurable. Throughout Cynthia's educational experience she attended Indianapolis Public Schools and at all times excelled. She graduated with the class of 1980 from Emmerich Manual High School where she was Valedictorian, Vice President of her Senior Class, a member of the League of Honor, Spanish Club, and Booster Staff Turnabout, and was in the Concert Choir and Orchestra and Concert Club. She continued her academic achievement at Indiana University in Bloomington, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business. She also earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Liberty University.
In her 20's, Cynthia decided to transition from Indiana to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue more business opportunities. Her ambition in business led her to becoming one of the top salespeople in the country for Helzberg Diamonds. Later, Cynthia became a standout figure in the insurance world. She began working at New York Life Insurance Company where she was the first African American woman to become a part of their Executive Management Team. Cynthia received numerous awards and honors for the records she broke while serving with New York Life.
Cynthia dedicated her life to Christ and became actively involved in various ministries inside and outside of her church. She served as a member of the Usher Ministry and became a Sunday School Teacher for the primary department. She also worked with the children's and youth choir. Cynthia devoted her life to giving her time, talent, and treasure to others.
Cynthia departed this life on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Cancer Treatment Center in Newnan, Georgia. She was laid to rest on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cynthia leaves behind her husband of 22 years, Darryl Combs; daughter, Sydney; and son, Tre'; mother, Donnetta Strader; stepfather, Kenneth Strader; brother, Steven Davis; sister, Donnetta Bonner (Frank), Angela Johnson (Damone), Francita McMichel (Kenneth), Kala Davis; aunts, Gladys and Francita; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to R.W. Andrews Mortuary , East Point, Georgia.