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Cynthia Rose Young

August 16, 1935January 8, 2021

Cynthia Rose Young, 85, of Apopka, Florida passed away on January 8, 2021.

She was born in St. Ann, Jamaica, the seventh of twelve children to Luke and Mabel (Kelly) Atterbury. She is survived by siblings Luke, Glenn, and Thelma Atterbury; nephews Patrick and Tony Payne; niece Fay Smickle; several grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and close friends, Norma Uter, and Loren & Lisa Sauers.

After working as a psychiatric nurse in Jamaica, Cynthia moved to England in 1964 to study nursing and midwifery. Upon graduation she worked in England for a few years. She returned to Jamaica briefly, and then migrated to the United States of America. She initially lived and worked in New York, and in 1980 relocated to Orlando, Florida. There, she met and married her beloved husband Samuel Young, who preceded her in death.

Cynthia was a caring, dynamic, progressive, and generous person. She loved cooking and gardening, and her homes were meticulously maintained. She gave generously to her family, church, and friends. A committed Christian and churchgoer, Cynthia participated actively in the choir church and other activities.

Cynthia valued education, as evidenced by her life’s achievements, and was particularly proud of the graduation of her grand-nieces, Onay and Asha Payne, from Harvard and Columbia Universities respectively. She read extensively, especially her Bible and the writings of Dr. Charles Stanley. She also enjoyed listening to Christian music.

Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home on Sunday, January 17, 2021: Viewing at 11:00am and graveside Life Celebration at 12:00pm.

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  • Graveside Life Celebration

    Sunday, January 17, 2021


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Asha Payne

January 19, 2021

Aunt Joyce, Thank you for all of the scratch made totos! Thank you for the recipes you also gave me. I still use them to this day. Thank you also for letting my sister and me ride unrestrained in the back of your pickup truck! You gave us such great memories.

I hope you and Sam are having a good time in heaven. He made you very happy.

Love, Asha

Onay Payne

January 16, 2021

Aunt Joyce, when I think of you, I remember childhood summers, and drives down to Orlando in Pop’s dark grey, 1984 Honda Accord, with a cassette of Tina Turner in the tape deck playing What’s Love Got to Do With It and Private Dancer on repeat.

I remember the Ghostbusters, how much I thought your tenant Marvin looked like Ray Parker, Jr., and how he once let me and Asha ride in the back of his white pickup truck.

I remember Wet ‘n Wild and Epcot Center and Space Mountain and Sea World.

I remember a security guard telling me and cousin Sean we should know better than to walk across the golf course. We didn’t talk back but we hadn’t then known better, because we were visiting our Aunt Joyce.

I remember riding in your fancy Mercedes Benz. You always did like a nice car. I do, too.

When I think of you, I remember Sam and how, after he passed and I had grown, you told me that if I was going to have a man in my life, I should make sure he treated me the way Sam treated you, focused on giving rather than getting.

Aunt Joyce, when I think of you, I remember. And I smile. Rest In Peace.

Patrick Payne

January 15, 2021

You will always have my love and respect!