Dr. Cynthia Jean Furr was a professor at Winthrop University and the Minister of Music at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church. To me she was just ‘Cindy’ my sister who I loved more than anything else in this world. Cindy was beautiful, talented, a giver to so many and a true mentor and friend to every child she ever taught. Cindy loved being a mommie and loved Mackie (McAllister Grier Furr Price) more than life itself. They both had the unbelievable ability to light up the world.
Cindy’s passions were teaching, singing and children. Cindy saw everyone as beautiful and having such potential. She was a dreamer and had the wonderful talent of making one strive for things unattainable, things only dreamed of, things one would be remembered for – forever.
On April 4, 2009, Cindy and Mackie were on their way to church when they were tragically killed. Cindy and the baby were my life. May Cindy and Mackie’s light continue to shine in the lives of others.
" Thank you to the Cindy Mackie Foundation for our amazing literacy center. We are thrilled with the extraordinary progress of The Cindy Mackie Foundation Literacy and Performing Arts Center. Previous to our sponsorship, this charter school had no library on campus. Your generous donations are making a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of children, their families and the faculty of this amazing school! Congratulations to ATL and thank you to everyone who contributes to continuing Cindy and Mackie’s legacies!! "