Michelle L. (Zepkowski) Cintrón (1977 - 2019)

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Michelle L Zepkowski-Cintrón, 42, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at NMC Specialty Hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She was born Jan. 9, 1977, in Norfolk, Va., to Marlin "Mike" Zepkowski and Eleanor "Bunny" Zepkowski (Flowers).
At the age of 15, she married Jerry L Grey and gave birth to Charles Michael Zepkowski in Norfolk.
Shortly after moving to Fort Carson, Colo., two years later, she gave birth to Aaron Bradley Grey.
A few years later, she and Jerry grew apart and eventually divorced.
One night with a friend, she went to a bar where she liked to play darts. On this particular night, she went up to the dart area and found two soldiers playing and asked if she could join. One of the two soldiers went for drinks and the other said, "Sure. Why not?" Then he asked her for her name. She answered and asked for his.
"My name is Guy," he replied.
"No it's not!," she replied. "Let me see your ID."
Satisfied with the ID, she played Guy in darts and beat him. As he walked away, he mumbled, "[email protected]&ch," not loud enough for anyone else to hear it but her. She turned and gave him that smile. He was captivated.
After that day, they became inseparable. On Dec. 31,1999, he woke her and asked her to marry him that day, which she did in Colorado Springs.
The following year, they moved to Norfolk, then to Barstow, Calif.
On July 11, 2001, she gave birth to Nena Michelle Cintrón. They moved to Puerto Rico for 18 months, then to Savannah and Rincon - all along the way meeting many people and making so many, her term, "acquaintances."
In July 2016, she and Nena moved to Abu Dhabi, joining Guy. She lived a full life, traveled the globe, met tons of people from everywhere. She gave her all to all but, mostly, her family. She loved with all her heart and was loved just as much by all who had the pleasure of meeting her. "He needed another beautiful flower for his garden and he picked her."
Funeral services were conducted Saturday March 16, 2019, at Liberty Christian Fellowship, 302 Church St., Guyton.
Published in Effingham Herald from Mar. 20 to Mar. 26, 2019
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