Born on June 24, 1959 in Alameda County, Calif., she moved back to North Carolina later that year. Her mother was Louisa Barnes and she had three sisters, Marion, Edwina, and Esther, and two brothers, Clayton and Matt and a twin brother that passed at birth. She graduated from Cherokee High School in 1977 and worked various jobs but favored the Indian Village job where she had many friends. She married Warren Crowe Jr. on Feb. 9, 1979. She had two sons and raised one from the Children’s Home, Shorty Kirkland, Warren the 3rd, and Nick Crowe.
She was an active member of the Big Y Community Club, receiving the Quiet Hero Award in 2016. She was a faithful member of the Bigwitch Baptist Church, and a Sunday School Teacher. She was also a talented craftsman.
Cynthia is survived by her husband, Warren Crowe Jr.; her children, Warren H. (Brute) Crowe III of Cherokee, Nick Crowe of Tennessee, and Shorty Kirkland of Robbinsville; eight grandchildren; one brother, Matt Barnes; two sisters, Edwina Jones and husband Kermit, and Esther Barnes.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Louisa Barnes; one brother, Clayton Crowe; one sister, Marion Sherrill; and a nephew, Dink Sherrill.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Long House Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. at Long House Funeral Home. Pastors Jimbo Sneed, Ben Reed, and James “Bo” Parris will officiate. Burial will follow at the Yellow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bo Crowe, Mason Driver, Scrappy Sherrill, Stevie Sherrill, Jesse Sneed, and Alan Rogers.