Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL


Cynthia "Cindy" Phillips Lindsey

February 20, 1948June 21, 2020
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After a long battle with breast cancer, Cynthia ‘Cindy’ Phillips Lindsey passed away peacefully in her home early Sunday morning, June 21, 2020 @ 5:28 am.

Cindy retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida after nearly 36 years of service. She was a dedicated employee that loved to give hugs to everyone. Cindy’s home on the St. Johns River was her sanctuary. She loved having family and friends over – making memories – on “her river!” Cindy was also a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. Cindy is predeceased by her mother, Dorothy Walton; her father, Vince Walton Jr, and her first husband, Mickey Phillips.

Cindy is survived by her spouse, Ira (Sonny) Lindsey of St. Augustine, FL; her son, Denny Phillips (Toni Phillips) of Middleburg, FL; her two grandsons, Austin Phillips and Jeremiah Phillips, both of Middleburg, FL; her sister, Kay Morse of Etowah, NC and her brother, Vince Walton of Winter Park, FL. Additionally, Cindy is survived by two step-sons, Chris Lindsey of Jacksonville, FL and Scott Lindsey of St. Augustine, FL along with many step-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 5-7pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday morning at 10am followed by committal in Penny Farms Cemetery located in Green Cove Springs FL.

In the spirt of social distancing and for the safety of all, seating will be limited, and all attendees will be required to wear a mask. The service will be Live Streamed. Please access the following link to view the service https://youtu.be/W_jXMYExHrg or https://youtu.be/hfKuRg4UbXo this link will go live 15 minutes prior to 10am on Saturday, June 27th. Arrangements are under the care and direction of HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME OF MANDARIN, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • A Celebration of Life

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


Cynthia "Cindy" Phillips Lindsey

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Marcia Elder

July 2, 2020

Denny and Toni,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray your happy memories will comfort you in the days ahead. Cindy was always kind and friendly. She loved your family so much!

Marcia Elder

Kris Lyncker

July 1, 2020

I remember Cindy from many years ago. Though I didn’t know her well she was a very sweet soul and very helpful at the Blues. She will be surely missed but Heaven gained an Angel. Prayers to the family.

Rolie Sayward

July 1, 2020

Sonny, condolences to you and your extended families.

Think of you and yours.

Jean Farah

June 30, 2020

Rest In Peace Cindy. I’ll always remember how much you were so sweet and thoughtful to me and every one around you. It was great times at Blue Cross when we were all together. 🙏💕

Jessie Sparks

June 30, 2020

I have some of my best childhood memories at aunt cindy’s house. She was so loving and will forever be missed. Love you all so so much!

Laura Kelly

June 30, 2020

You will forever be my Cindy P. and I will always be your baby girl. We shared stories of you all week and into this week. The one that was shared the most was the day you got to meet me. Mom had not returned to work and you were working with dad. Mom stepped off the elevator and you took me and said “Hello my baby girl”. No one else got to hold me. The other thing was it’s been thundering here 3 days...I was always told when you hear loud thunder that means angels are bowling. Guess you found my girls and y’all are bowling away. I couldn’t ask for anyone better to teach and love my baby girls then you. Tell them everything. I’m glad you are no longer in pain and at peace. I will always love you my Cindy P.

Henry Zittrower

June 30, 2020

Sonny, so sorry to read about your wife.

Recall seeing you both at a Restaurant when we were home from Honduras.

Thanks for your example brother

Henry Z

Willetta Richie

June 30, 2020

Cindy was an Angel on earth and I know her spirit will remain with her family. She trained me in my first role at BCBSF (the name then) and became a friend. My condolences to the family and I pray your peace during this difficult time.

Suzy Henson

June 30, 2020

What can I say about a beautiful, sweet spirited kind person that hasn’t already been said. Cindy was my friend for many years and shared her life and story. May she be enjoying Heaven with Kathy.

Darlene Purvis

June 30, 2020

I was so sad to hear about your loss. Cindy was a dear friend and I loved her very much. She was the kindest, most wonderful person in the world. I knew her for many years, she made the world a better place and her presence will be missed.



Cynthia Beth Walton Phillips Lindsey truly cared for everyone. She was a warm-hearted and well-liked individual. These wonderful traits came easily to her because she was such a sociable and good-natured person – someone who was always making certain that those around her had whatever they needed. Cindy was a very strong woman that demonstrated a healthy balance between pride and humility. She did not want to burden others with her problems.

On February, 20, 1948 at 6:23am, Cindy was born at Orange Memorial Hospital in Orlando, FL. She was the daughter of Vince and Dorothy Walton. Cindy was raised in Winter Park, FL with two siblings. She had one older sister, Kay and one younger brother, Vince. Cindy and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another. As a young girl, Cindy had a number of interests and was an active child. When Cindy made friends, she made true and lasting friendships. While growing up, some of her best friends were Debbie, Marlene, Dottie, and Linda. In her spare time, she liked spending quality time with her family and friends while spending summers at Sanlando Springs. Cindy graduated from Edgewater High School in 1966.

During Cindy’s childhood, she learned to be reliable and respectful. Cindy was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. She found it easy to show compassion and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Cindy's personality throughout her life.

Into adulthood, Cindy was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call her sentimental and a romantic at heart. Her kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around her. Cindy cared for what others thought and carried that into her first marriage. On August 1, 1967, Cindy married Mickey Copeland Phillips in Charlton County, GA. Compassionate and devoted, Cindy worked hard to make her new life partner happy. Harmony was important to Cindy and she made every effort to maintain it with her family.

December 1967, Cindy and Pat Stokes met and became inseparable best friends. From that point forward, Pat, her husband Tommy, and their two children, Tristin and Jessica (1972) became part of Cindy’s family. Holidays, weekend gatherings, and many more memories over the years. Pat was Denny’s second mom and Cindy was second mom to both of Pat’s girls. This friendship withstood the test of time – all of the ups and downs life brings.

In 1968, during Cindy’s marriage to Mickey, Cindy was blessed with one child, Denny Paul Phillips. Cindy’s entire world revolved around Denny. She would polish his shoes every day to ensure he was always looking his best.

In 1971, Cindy began working for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. Taking her work seriously came naturally to Cindy, and she expected the same from those around her. Cindy was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. She was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in her good communication skills. Her primary occupation was Manager, PRA. She was employed for nearly 36 years at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. She brought harmony to her work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for her colleagues.

In 1972, Cindy and Mickey purchased a piece of property on the river in St. Augustine, FL. There wasn’t a road to the piece of property, but they had a dream and they were going to make it a reality. Cindy, Mickey, Pat, Tommy, and the kids spent many years of weekends and vacations at the property clearing brush and trees, building a dock and the cabin, many of those nights in tents with no running water. Over the years, John Davis also spent many nights and weekends at the river with Denny – working just as hard as everyone else. Cindy was John’s second mom as he and Denny were always together, whether they were at home or at the river. She was so thankful John was always such a special part of Denny’s life – a brother.

In 1993, Cindy was blessed with a daughter-in-law, Toni Phillips, and two grandchildren thereafter, Austin and Jeremiah Phillips. As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of her experiences, Cindy was elated to gain a “daughter” and filled with absolute joy over her two grandsons.

In 1999, Mickey Copeland Phillips, Cindy’s husband of nearly 32 years passed away. Cindy began spending all of her extra time with her children and grandchildren – holidays, weekends, school events, and sports.

In 2007, Cindy was ready when that day to retire finally came. In retirement, she found new pleasure in remaining active in church, traveling to and from North Carolina, and engaging with friends. Even in retirement, Cindy stayed in touch with her old friends and made plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in the community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities that retirement offered her.

Shortly after retirement, Cindy married Sonny Lindsey in May, 2008. Travel and companionship was top on the agenda as they both ventured off into the world of retirement.

In early 2012, Cindy was diagnosed and began treatment for breast cancer.

On June 21, 2020 at 5:28am, after a long battle with breast cancer, Cindy passed away in her home, St. Augustine, FL. She is survived by her spouse, Sonny; her son, Denny (Toni); her two grandsons, Austin and Jeremiah; her sister, Kay; and her brother, Vince. Services were held at the Chapel at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Mandarin. Cindy was laid to rest in Penny Farms Cemetery.

Cindy was dependable, loyal and trustworthy. She was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. Her favorite pursuits were riding jet skis, planning large parties at the river, and "grandma talks." Cindy’s favorite vacation destinations included her cruise to the Bahamas, Mexico and Alaska, along with many road trips to North Carolina.

Her high moral standards and traditional values served Cindy well with her faith. Religion and faith were important to her. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She was well respected because she was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner she could.

Cindy was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. She was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. She was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember her for most is the fact that she was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life she touched will miss Cindy.