Cynthia "Cindy" Johnson Conaway

April 20, 1959October 20, 2018
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passed away Saturday October 20, 2018 at her Nashville home after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 59.

Born Cythina Lou Johnson in Carthage Tennessee on April 20, 1959, she was the daughter of Lelon C. Johnson and Madge S. Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Conaway in April of 2016. Cindy is survived by her son, Steven D. Frankenfield and fiancée Alicia, of Smyrna; four grandchildren, Brooklyn Woods, Camdyn Woods, Daxtyn Frankenfield and Carter Conaway. In addition to her son, she is also survived by sisters, Nancy J. White (Dana) of Lafayette and Susan J Bush of Mt. Juliet; brother Steve Johnson ( Stephanie) of Carthage; nephews, Brian Bush ( Lynsey) of Donelson, Adam Johnson of Cookeville and niece, Lauren Johnson of Cookeville.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 1pm until 3pm and a memorial service will be held at 3pm at Hibbett and Hailey Funeral Home in Donelson.

From the time she was born Cindy was a delight to family, friends and co-workers. Her infectious smile and cheerful, giving spirit were enjoyed by all who knew her. Her love for animals was apparent and her 80lb labs, Bob and Bailey, were her joy throughout her illness.

She graduated from Smith County High School in 1977 and attended Tennessee Technological University for two years. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. Cindy worked for many years in the aviation department of Nortel networks, where she met the love of her life, John Conaway. For the last 5 years she has enjoyed working with the Human Resources department with TSC in Brentwood, Tennessee.

The family requests memorials be made to Sherry’s Run, Autism Society or the Nashville Second Harvest Foodbank.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Celebration of life Sunday, October 28, 2018

Cynthia "Cindy" Johnson Conaway

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Kelsie Beavers

October 30, 2018

I will always remember your wonderful smile and your laugh that made me feel welcomed...

Buddy (Bob) Chaffin

October 23, 2018

Cindy was like the prettiest little Cupie doll on the shelf. All smiles all the time. She was just 5 and liked to sit with me at church. She stole my heart in the sweetest way. I think she was a little jealous when Thebrowneyedgirl started to come around and it has ever been a warm and sweet memory. Safe in the arms of Jesus. God bless you all. Buddy.

Erin Faunce

October 22, 2018

Sending love and prayers to your family and friends. You had such a beautiful smile and loving heart. You will be greatly missed.

Melissa Conaway

October 22, 2018

My precious Lou Lou
You were one of a kind. You always made time for me and treated me not only like a daughter, but like a friend. From getting our toes done, to letting me vent to you, you always supported me. You were an amazing grandma, & my little Carter was so lucky to have you. You will forever be in my heart. I will always tell Carter about his Lou Lou & how special you are. Rest easy & I love you.