Cynthia Elizabeth Harper

February 27, 1957May 5, 2018
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Cynthia Elizabeth Harper, age 61, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on Saturday May 5, 2018. Cynthia was born February 27, 1957 to Virginia W. Harper and Blake W. Harper Jr. Cynthia is survived by; her mother, her brother Blake W. Harper III (Tracey), her sister Beverly Renner (Larry), her nephew Blake W. Harper IV (RaeAnna), and nieces, Kristen Pitts, Mary Virginia Harper, and her great nieces, Addison Claire Pitts and Harper Grace Pitts. Cynthia was preceded in death by her father. She was a long time teacher at Capitol Heights Junior High School, 7th grade. Cynthia was an avid Auburn fan and was known for her quick wit and good sense of humor. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Cynthia's memory may be made to Montgomery County Humane Society, 1150 John Overton Drive, Montgomery, AL 36110, or National Multiple Sclerosis Society A visitation for Cynthia will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at White Chapel-Greenwood Funeral Home, 909 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL 36109, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Harper family.


  • Virginia W. Harper, Mother
  • Blake W. Harper III, Brother
  • Tracey Harper, Sister-in-law
  • Beverly Renner, Sister
  • Larry Renner, Brother-in-law
  • Blake W. Harper IV, Nephew
  • RaeAnna Harper, Niece-in-Law
  • Kristen Pitts, Niece
  • Mary Virginia Harper, Niece
  • Addison Claire Pitts, Great Niece
  • Harper Grace Pitts, Great Niece
  • Blake W. Harper Jr., Father


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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Preston Warren

May 9, 2018

Just want to convey my condolences to the Harper family. I was one of Ms. Harper's students back in the 90s. I can definitely say that Ms. Harper helped to make my transition from elementary to junior high school much more bearable. She also is one of the few history teachers that I was able to really enjoy. Thank you for producing an incredible human being.

Patricia Yandle

May 8, 2018

Cynthia loved family outings such as Blake & RaeAnna’s wedding in B’ham. Pictured are Cynthia and her cousin James.

She was my personal “ football buddy.” Even though she was a Tiger and I was a Bulldog, we loved chatting about the games of the week and talking trash about Alabama! I always admired her sense of fair play: she’d be the first to admit an opponent got a bum call from referees even if it meant that it would have penalized Auburn. She loved a great play regardless of the team that made it! Fair play was important to Cynthia. Gonna really miss her —always— but particularly next fall!

Mark Grier

May 8, 2018

I am sad to hear of her passing. When she was my teacher I spoke out of turn or something silly and she took me to the office and paddled me. Yep three hits to the bum. Fast forward a few years and I visited the school for my baby sisters PTA parent night. I was home visiting from California. And would you know it she was my sisters teacher. She remembered me right away. She told me I always remember the smart kids. Then she said what did I paddle you for, probably something small compared to what kids get away these days and don't get in trouble. I really liked her and I can still remember her in class teaching about Mendel's genetic experiments or something else. Well I did grow up to be a successful person with a great family and its all because there were people like her in this world.

Jimmy Garrett

May 8, 2018

Ms. Harper was my 7th grade Science teacher a while ago at Capitol Heights. I wasn’t the best student, but that didn’t stop her from expecting the best from me. Several years later I had the opportunity to come back to CHS and coach. During one of my first seasons coaching basketball, I had a pretty good team and Ms. Harper gave me a wonderful memory. After a hard fought home win, she came across the floor and gave me a compliment about how organized the team looked and played. It meant the world to me to know that after all these years she was still expecting the best from me. Thank you, Ms. Harper, for being a great teacher, mentor, and friend. War Eagle!

Cheryl Kelley

May 7, 2018

Cynthia Harper, was a great and caring teacher. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for the students. You will be missed.

Cheryl Kelley

Melissa Scott

May 7, 2018

Cynthia was always concerned about how I felt in my M.S. journey, always sharing tips and coping strategies. Her smiling face made me forget my disability and urged me to march forward in confidence. Cynthia, I always looked forward to the pizza you brought to our pot luck. With much love and sympathy, Melissa.

Kelly O'Ferrell

May 7, 2018

So very sorry. Our love & prayers for you all, Kelly O'Ferrell


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