Garrett Funeral Home

460 North Main St., Waynesville, NC


Cynthia "Cindy" Lynn Smith

February 23, 1981January 21, 2020

Waynesville-Cynthia “Cindy” Lynn Smith, 38 passed away unexpectedly along with her unborn daughter, Ryleigh Quinn Smith, on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Cindy was born in Haywood County on February 23, 1981, to Mark Smith (Lisa) and Lynn Spivey (Tim). She enjoyed and loved her friends and family, especially her daughter, Kahlan. Kahlan chose the name Quinn for her little sister. Cindy was so excited and happy to have another baby on the way. She was passionate about God and her church. Cindy loved her job as a teacher at Kid Connection Learning Center and all of her kids there. She loved animals, in particular her dog, Mia, her chinchilla and her and Kahlan’s 2 cats.

Cindy was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Charles Hugh Goodson; and her sister, Sabrina Spivey.

In addition to her parents, Cindy is survived by her daughter, Kahlan Destiny Lashbrooks; maternal grandmother, “who was the love of her heart”, Vicki R. Clark of Waynesville; paternal grandparents JB and Leona Smith of Marion; brothers, Travis Spivey of Fletcher, Chris Smith of Marion, Nicholas Smith of Marion, and Jeremy Young of Haywood County; sister, Crystal Spivey of Fletcher and Melissa Young of Haywood County; and lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funerals services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 25, in the chapel of Garrett Funerals and Cremations with the Reverend James Hensley officiating. Burial will follow at Dawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.



  • Visitation Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 25, 2020


  • Burial


Cynthia "Cindy" Lynn Smith

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Laura Warren

January 29, 2020

Oh my dear sweet and beautiful CS! Even through all of this, I can muster a small laugh when I think of all of our inside jokes. I would love to leave a picture of Taa-Daah on this comment! Wouldn’t that confuse everyone?
Nothing will ever be the same without you, doll. I love you and I miss you.
You left the judges standing slack jawed on the lawn. Play on young soul, play on.

NeNe Rone

January 25, 2020

Cindy, I have known you since you were 5 years old. You have always thought of me as your second mama. And I always thought of you as my daughter. The last time we spoke , I could not believe how grown up you are. But I do thank God that I was able to tell you I love you once again, and it was great to hear you tell me you love me. Thank you for being so special to me. I will always love you and you will be missed very very much.

Amanda Parker

January 24, 2020

It's still hard to believe you're no longer with us my sweet cousin. Your smile would light up a room and if anyone was sad or in a bad mood you made sure to change that .You are going to be greatly missed .Give baby Riley a kiss for us . Till we meet again 💔

Christine Cianci

January 24, 2020

Sorry that she had passed away .. I had known her since my son was little .. my son was 7 years old . But it sure is sad she had to go so soon .. May God test in peace with her .. Let God watch over her .. also sending prayers to the family as well ..

Lorena Gamez

January 24, 2020

Cindy was my son’s teacher. She was full of light that lit up the classroom. She was always so kind and always went the extra mile with my son who is very shy. Nico and I will always remember you, Ms. Cindy. You will be greatly missed by so many and never forgotten by all.

Amanda Sutton

January 24, 2020

Cindy I’m gonna miss you and our conversations about the old days in school and how we looked out for each other and I miss you beautiful smile and seeing how Riley Quinn is growing words can not express how I feel right now and I can only imagine what you’re family is going through, I’ll be praying for each of them. I love you dearly Miss Cindy

Kristy Kirton

January 23, 2020

Cindy and I built our friendship over several years. I met her when she worked at kmart. She was always so nice and helpful. We started talking more. We had alot in common. We became really close. My daughter Kaitlyn is a few years older than her daughter so she would ask things now and then. we had a bond that got stronger with time. I was so happy for her, about being a mom again. I am truly still in shock. I have so many memories, we shared our love of poetry and would send each other lines, sometimes we would work on them together. She even would send me songs she would sing. I will cherish that for eternity. I wish I had told her one last time how much I loved her, how much her listening to me, being my friend had meant to me. Cindy, I will truly love you for always. Rest in the arms of the Angel's.

Cindy Owen

January 23, 2020

Very smart,beautiful young lady.
I am so sorry lynn for your loss.
We love you with all our hearts and if there is anything we can do to help just let us know.
Our prayers go out to your family
Again we love you all giant hugs

Jeannie Linnenkohl

January 23, 2020

I always loved talking with Cindy. We would talk about our love of Lilo and Stitch and Supernatural tv show, and her love of sharks. She always said I was crazy but a good kind of crazy. Cindy had the sweetest smile, and she was the kindest soul I ever met. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family and loved ones.

Kelley Messer

January 23, 2020

I'll always remember Cindy as being so kind and so caring . She always had a beautiful smile, beautiful person inside and out. You will be missed. Prayers and thoughts to the family