Cindy Wilson

July 25, 1941November 2, 2013
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Wilson, Cynthia (Cindy) L., born on July 25, 1941 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and passed away on November 2, 2013 after a long battle with Breast Cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. She graduated from Plant High School in 1959. She spent her entire career in the Criminal Justice Field, first with The Tampa Police Dept. She was the first Human Resource Director in the Public Defender's office and created a model program that was used throughout Florida. She was also employed by the State Attorney's Office and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. She served the Sheriff's office over 25 years, mainly in a volunteer capacity and was both an Honorary Deputy under Cal Henderson and David Gee. On two occasions she was named "Volunteer of the Year". She was also a member of the HCSO FOP Lodge 108 and served for 12 years as the FOPA President. She was on the Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay, serving both as a volunteer and as an employee following her retirement. She also served 6 years as the Secretary for Florida Association of Crime Stoppers. Survivors include her daughter, Kelly Wilson Smith and son -in-law, Rick Smith of Brandon, her sister Diane Parrish and brother-in-law, Mark Campbell of Lexington, KY. and her two beautiful grandchildren, Bryan Langford and Rylie Smith of Brandon. She also leaves behind cousins and a host of wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Madelene Ooten of Chattanooga, TN. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 5, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 6, at 10 AM both at Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon. Donations may be made in her honor to Breast Cancer Research or Crime Stoppers. Cindy will be deeply missed by her friends and family, but will live on in their hearts and memories.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Jan Masson

November 7, 2013

You will be missed by so many people,you touched all our lives in such a positive way. In the end,the only real legacy we can leave is the respect and love of the people we knew,and you definitely had that. Rest easy,knowing you made an impact on so many lives. Here's to a day when cancer doesnt exist anymore.

Teresa Slattery Amin

November 7, 2013

Kelly, what a wonderful service and tribute to your Mother. What a special lady who always thought of others before herself. I wish I could remember some of those old stories from TPD days that JD Forbes used to tell. Prayers and peace for you and your family. God bless, Teresa (Slattery) Amin, Janak and Aidan and Liam

November 6, 2013

Kelly and family,,our love and prayers are with you during this trying times..Your mom was a wonderful person and a candle in the night..We are thinking of you all and love you....Pat and Bill Hamilton Valrico,,Fla..

November 5, 2013

Cel and I are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Celestino and Carlotta Arias (friends to Vincent Guerra and Sherry Gonzalez)

Debbie O'Brien

November 5, 2013

What a character! Always a smile and a twinkle in her eye, which made you think she was up to something. And she was! Always moving and giving and volunteering and sharing! She was a wonderful neighbor to my brother, Mark. I thanked her for that.
The Bible states in Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." I know that she was sent from God. He gave her so much to do! She will be dearly missed.

Michele Young

November 5, 2013

You were a beautiful light to anyone who was blessed to be your friend. I am going to miss you very much my friend!

November 4, 2013

Kelly and family, I was so sorry to see in the paper today the lost of your sweet loving mother. What great times we had when you girls were in middle school and high school. I always enjoyed running into her and chatting about our grandchildren. She loved and was so very proud of her grandchildren. She was a wonderful giving person and I'm glad I had a chance to know this sweet person. Our prayers will be with you and the family during this time. Bonnie and Paul Thomasson

Vivienne Minott

November 4, 2013

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Cindy Wilson. Loosing a love one in death is never easy,I do understand the pain, the grief, and the feeling of helplessness one can have when a loved one has been taken by death; it can seem unbearable, but what has helped my family to cope with our loss was remembering the words of Jesus and when he did. Jesus cured" every sort of disease and every sort of infirmity "(Matthew 9:35)but in the new world mankind's flesh will have become fresher than youth (Job 33:25). My condolences hope these words bring you some comfort.