Cotten Funeral Home


Cindy Lou Packard

October 13, 1957March 31, 2021

Cindy Lou Viverette Packard, fondly known as “LouLou” to those closest to her, went to be with Jesus after her long battle with cancer ended March 31, 2021. She is survived by her faithful husband of 43 years, Hugh Packard, two daughters, Jennifer Clifton (Hal) of Burlington, NC and Katie Boyd (Cameron) of Norfolk, VA, three sisters, Joanne Alvey (Billy) of Dumfries, VA, Susan Green of Grantsville, MD, and Diane Veenstra (John) of Largo, FL, four grandchildren, Abigail, Jason, Riley, and Packard along with many extended family members. LouLou was a creative woman with a zest for life and a strong desire to love others well. She ran a nurturing and successful childcare business for over 15 years. LouLou opened her home to family, friends, and many many others along the way because she very much wanted others to experience love and kindness. LouLou's epic Christmas parties and other events were welcoming and fun for all. She and her husband instilled a passion for helping others and her legacy of educating the young continues through her daughter's careers. LouLou battled many illnesses and trials in her life and she can now finally be whole and joyfully welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven. Well done, good and faithful servant. We love you LouLou, to the moon and back.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in LouLou's honor to a charity of your choice.


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Diane&John Veenstra

April 9, 2021

Cindy lou with those huge eyes of blue- a life long memory of a perfect infant babydoll I grew to know as little sister-friend. I will miss our sisterhood life experiences. All kinds of ups & downs, obstacles and turn arounds. But lifelong memories of the blessings we shared prevail. Memories of childhood, teenager, adulthood stages and excitement of growing families; joint ventures; family gatherings; hilarious card games of Frustration. Cindy is remembered as one of the silliest & loving sisters one could have with appreciable artistic talent & humor. Memories and thankful blessings will live on with me, my husband & children and in all the hearts she touched.
On, New Bern, a candle is virtually lit to show everlasting love and the light Cindy brought to everyone who knew her. And somewhere in this world 10 trees will be planted dedicated to her forever love.
Cindy Lou is released from her pain and now peacefully sings with all our loved ones we miss in this lifetime.
A duck just landed in our pool-was that sent by you-Cindy Lou? You quack me up!
With Eternal Love-your sister. Dianne


April 6, 2021

My sweet sister (most of the Time) LOL…..My early teen tag along…I thought you’d get a hoot out this instead of a heart filled lovey one.
We shared so much and I was inspired by your creativity, and innovations. I learned a great deal.
You have always unexpectedly showered me with :
• Gifts of support even amidst daycare years, your children’s sports, recitals, outings, and husband’s career.• Luxury vacations to calm the mind and have soulful times together. San Diego was a hoot… and awe my God the Cavalier was a soulful excursion with our spouses into yesteryears. Lets not forget the Hilton Head adventure.• Replacing tattered PJ’s with new hip and sassy ones.Beautifully crafted needlepoint and paintings• Busy kitchen items that triggered me to be more courageous in my cooking• Homey fragranced candles , soaps, and creams … May be a hint – right? LOL• Most of all Sisterly friendship, love, companionship, and my right hand• Surprising me with Daffy Duck mimics and yes the funny funny little man….at Katies basketball game, You and Jen sizing up each others tongues, splatting a lemon seed from a straw on a restaurant patron meant for me…“ooooh ….I said a funny”……. Yelp you got me laughin a many time. • So much more ----- we could write a book …
Oh yes -- you and me Hubby this past year and half “getin the train station ready” You asked Billy several times “is the train station ready” He told you, the train is a shiny fire engine red and the station is still under renovation.
Just before our prayer together – you said – “Jo the train station is ready” I acknowledged with “I bet it is beautiful”.
I was thankful for your peace and comfort but not happy about missing your presence.
Someday Billy and I will meet you at the train station and travel to the Kingdom of God.
I love you from here to the furthest galaxy . Big Sis JoJo

Sharon Bosse-Stewart

April 6, 2021

Many years have gone by since life took us in different directions and we lost touch. I have fond memories of our friendship and the fun time we shared in Florida. One of my last memories was your wedding. I could not find you to reconnect, and now i find you in death. May you rest in peace my friend.

Hugh, my prayers to you and your family, may God Bless you all.

Sharon Stewart (Bosse)

Abigail (abby) Clifton

April 5, 2021

Lou Lou was a very special person to me and made me who i am today. I have learned so many things from her especially when we painted together. My favorite memory of her was the time I came to visit and showed her to one of my favorite bands, when she heard the first song she lit up and was dancing and singing to every song. She always had a smile on her face or was always humming a song. I have loved being your first grandchild. I love you with all my heart and will miss you and your smile greatly but I know you’re in a better place . 💗

Sandy Sullivan

April 5, 2021

I’m so very sorry for the passing of Cindy, Hugh, I will keep you, and your family in my prayers, God Bless all of you...

Buck Reese

April 4, 2021

Cindy gave me one of my first jobs as I babysat her 2 daughters. Cindy worked with my mother Nora, and Hugh with my father Pee Wee. Cindy recently messaged me when my mom passed. It was good to hear from her. I am sorry for your loss Big Hugh.

Marchelle Clarke

April 4, 2021

I had more fun with Cindy Lou (that's what I called her)...the two of us would take off with very little money between us and find some of the greatest bargains in the New Bern area. I am so sorry Hugh and kids for your loss. Cindy was one of the warmest and most generous people I have ever known. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her.

Riley Boyd

April 4, 2021

I enjoyed LuLu as a grandma and as an entertainer to my family, I have some of the best memories of her. She was the best LuLu I could ever have. She had a kind and caring heart for others, she was also funny, generous, sharing, and incredible. I would never doubt her love for a second. I would do anything to have her back, but I know she is in a better place now! I loved and love her to the moon and back!

Rick Swain

April 4, 2021

I will always remember Cindy for her kind, loving heart. She was one of those people in my life that really stuck in my mind for her genuiness and heartfelt kindness.
I am truly sorry for you and your familys loss Hugh. I will remember you and your family in my prayers.

Gary Costello

April 4, 2021

My memories of a young Cindy were her smile and laugh. Met Cindy when she was working at the Stained Glass Pub in MD. Hugh, you and Cindy were perfect for each other. I know you will also miss the laughs and smiles Hugh. I pray that Cindy is in a happy place watching over you and the family.