Nelsen Williamsburg

3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA


Cynthia Johnston

March 7, 1953January 12, 2020

Cynthia L. Johnston, age 66, of Williamsburg passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her home after a lengthy illness. Cindy was born on March 7, 1953 in South Bend, IN to the late John L. and Rhea Hyink Johnston.

Cindy was a graduate of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA. After graduation, she relocated to the Williamsburg-Newport News area, where she spent the remainder of her life.

Cindy started her career at Busch Gardens in the Operations area before moving on to the Williamsburg Hotel Motel Association. From there, she held several managerial positions at Colonial Williamsburg before concluding her career in the employ of the Patrick Henry Inn. She was an early retiree from the work force due to her illness.

During her career, Cindy became active in the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce, including holding a position on the Board of Directors and serving as Chair for one of the Annual Dinners. She is survived by her brother, David Johnston (Lynn) and her nephew Benjamin.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 2:00-4:00pm at Nelsen Funeral Home in Williamsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Riverside Foundation, 701 Town Center Drive, Suite 1000, Newport News, VA 23606 www.riversideonline.com/foundation or to the charity of your choice.


21 March

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Nelsen Funeral Home

3785 Strawberry Plains Rd.
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188


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Bill Zenobi

January 24, 2020

Cindy and I were best of friends in high school. Although we had lost touch throughout the years , I would think of her often, every time putting a smile on my face. This world needs more of her loving kindness.

David Park

January 23, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Cindy Johnston's passing. I only went my senior year of school with her at Grove City High School, but she was one of the kindest people there to the new kid in town. She left only pleasant memories for me. I will always remember Cindy fondly and appreciate her good heart and ready sense of humor. My sincere condolences to all in her family.

Candace Millsop

January 23, 2020

We only had a couple of classes together but you were always so nice to me and never looked down on me or acted better than me. Thank you for being nice.

laurie lesher-collier

January 23, 2020

Was deeply saddened to hear this news....Cindy and I had a blast in high school tooling around on weekends in her car....Chinese fire drills etc.

Never saw her without a smile on her face and appreciated her kindness and honesty! RIP dear friend.