Cynthia Ware Agee

29 July, 195517 April, 2021
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Cynthia Edith Ware Agee was born in Orange, NJ on July 29, 1955 the middle child of three to William and Jacqueline Ware.

Cynthia grew up in a middle-class home filled with Music and Art and that was rooted in dignity, respect and a firm belief in God. She was an honor roll student and flutist in the band and Graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ in 1973. She then attended Douglass College / Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ, she graduated in 1977 with a degree in Art Education. She began her career as an Art teacher in the Orange public School System and shortly thereafter attended Montclair State University to pursue a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts which she obtained in 1981.

On January 29, 1982 Cynthia married the love of her life Fredrick Jerome Agee. In 1986 she became chairperson for the Art and Music Department at Orange High School. She also volunteered at the Carter G Woodson Foundation in Newark, NJ. In 1987 Jonathan Alan Agee was born. Two years later in 1989 she and her family moved to Bethel Park, PA due to a promotion her husband received with Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. In 1991 Matthew Theodore Agee was born and in 1995 Alexandra Monet Agee was born. Their home was filled with love, laughter, respect, faith, music and a lot of (ART).

Cynthia and her family were members of Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. She participated in various Art shows and won numerous awards and honors. Her passion for teaching called her to volunteer at the Mushroom Pre School Learning Center in Mt Lebanon, PA where her two children attended. In 2000, her Husband was recruited to Atlanta, GA and her family settled in Marietta, GA where she began to participate in various art groups and organizations. In 2004 She was selected as an Art teacher at Kingsley Elementary Charter School, In Dunwoody, GA where she taught until 2016. While teaching at Kingsley Cynthia was selected TEACHER OF THE YEAR TWICE, an honor in which she took great pride. In 2016 She was recruited to W. T. Jackson Elementary School an International top ranked Baccalaureate World School where she had currently been teaching.

Cynthia was a dedicated mother, wife and committed family oriented individual. An EXTRAORDINARY SUPER WOMAN with exceptional talent as an Artist and the kindest and most gentle soul one could ever meet. She enjoyed traveling, especially to the Caribbean. She had a passion for Art, music, good literature, poetry.

Cynthia believed that hard work and integrity would allow you to accomplish anything you set out to do in life. Cynthia lived her life with honesty, generosity of spirit, dignity, faith, lots of love class and grace.




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Valerie Bostick

24 April 2021

Mrs. Agee, what a sweet and gentle soul. When I came to Kingsley in 2008 she was such a kind & welcoming person. I found out there were three of us from” New Jersey,” and that was our bond. I so enjoyed her beautiful artwork that she put forth for the Kingsley productions. The world has truly lost a bright star. May God continue to bless her family in this time of bereavement. Rest well in Heaven fellow Jersey Girl. 💛

William Henderson

24 April 2021

I had Mrs.Agee as my first ever art teacher when I went to Kingsley Charter elementary School and I remember meeting her for the first time when I was a little kid. Rest In Peace Mrs.Agee
William Henderson

Jane Klafter

23 April 2021

Dear Jerry, Jon, Matthew and Alexandra; Bill; Pat and friends. May God help you find comfort at this difficult time. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I remain Cyndy's friend, and yours, Jerry; Cyndy and I started an easy going friendship based on art and photography pastimes forty plus years ago in New Jersey. I look forward to remaining her friend forever in eternal life. She is at peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. +

Kimwanna Hardnett

23 April 2021

Mrs. Agee was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. Sending my thought and prayers to her family and friends during this time. Take your rest Mrs. Agee 💙

Glenn Corregano

23 April 2021

When my phone rang Wednesday morning and the name J. Agee popped up I was expecting a joyful chat with my old dear friend. Instead in his always positive and upbeat tone Jerry shared with me the passing of his beloved wife Cynthia aka Cindy(i). this news left me stunned and saddened, but as Jerry and I spoke a smile came over my face recalling times long ago when I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Cindy and enjoying her company. Her sweet and subtle smile outshined that of her husbands and this made them such a handsome couple. Her soft spoken manner put you at ease and made you so comfortable to be in her presence. Yes I am terribly saddened with the news of Cindy's passing. Sad for her husband Jerry and her beautiful children. Sad that it has been so long since we were last together, but happy to have known this amazing woman and to be called a friend. A smile comes upon my face when I say her name. Until I see your smiling face again in Paradise dear Cindy. Rest in Peace. I love you, Glenn.

Betsy Eppes

22 April 2021

Hello, I have known and had the great honor of working with Cynthia in DeKalb County for many years. In my time as an art teacher and Fine Arts Coordinator, Cynthia was a shining star and a bright light to thousands of children and her colleagues as well. I am so so saddened to hear of her passing. Please know how much of a difference she made in my life . She encouraged me and was a great support in the arts education work we were doing in DeKalb. I wish I could be with her family in this time of sorrow to support and share the many many wonderful memories I have of dear Cynthia. Much love and light during this difficult time.

Amala Forman

22 April 2021

Dear Fred,
I am holding you and your children in my heart.

Cynthia is ever dear to me....

All my love,

Tanya Pharr

21 April 2021

Jerry, Jonathan, Mathew, and Alexandra,

We are so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories of Cynthia to forever hold in your heart.

~ Tanya (Willis) Pharr and Rita Brown