Cynthia Katrice Johnson "C.K.", age 26, of Westville, was called to Heaven on the night of Jan. 11, 2014. She was born May 5, 1987 to William and Cindy Mixon Pyles in Dothan, Ala. She graduated from Ponce de Leon High School in 2005. C.K. is the beloved mother of Richard Johnson, III, "R.J.", age 5, and Tasia Rayn Johnson, age 3. God, we understand that your angels are special. We get that you were in need of an angel and C.K. was the one you called. You needed an angel with untouched beauty and a radiant smile. An angel with a bright personality to help light the skies. You wanted an angel with laughter that was simply sweet. You wanted an angel that would dance on your golden streets; one with the love and compassion that only a mother could possess. Her halo will always hang somewhat different than the rest. You know she will love a set of wings, she will say, "Oh my goodness, check these out." So as you place the halo upon her head, remind her that we love her and that letting her go, even for you, was the hardest thing to do. The family would like to thank Holmes, Walton, Washington, Bay, and Houston Counties for all the time and effort put into the search and rescue. They pray that your families are truly blessed. They would also like to say thank you to Leonia Baptist Church for allowing them to use the church for the services and for the dinner that was prepared for the family. Most of all they would like to thank everyone for all the prayers, love, and hope that surrounded the family in such a hard time. They are grateful for each and every one of you.
She is survived by her sons; her father, William Kenneth Pyles and wife Susan and her mother, Cindy Burch and husband Johnny, Tenicia Pyles, Brandon Pyles, Tony Urdialas, Joshua Burch, William Yates, and numerous other family members.
Memorial services were held Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at Leonia Baptist Church beginning at 6 p.m. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.daviswatkins.com.