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Cynthia Droy Tucker “Cindy”, of Greensboro, GA, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at the age of 71. Born Cynthia Ann Droy on December 15, 1951, in Troy, IL, she was the daughter of the late Robert Amner Droy and Irene Laura Schlemer Droy. She was adored and cherished by her loving parents. From the moment she was born, she had a zeal for life and a magnetic energy that drew people to her. She was a delight to be around.
She graduated from Triad High School in St. Jacob, IL, where she was actively involved in student council, in the National Honor Society, a thespian, a member of the cheerleading squad, and awarded a spot in the Illinois All-State Chorus. She attended the University of Illinois where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. It was there she met the love of her life, Dr. Otho Bruce Tucker, where she was the captain of the Pom-Pom Squad, called the Illinettes, and he, a starting guard on the Illini basketball team. They were married July 20, 1974 at the age of 21 and 22. Throughout their 49 years of marriage, their devotion and commitment to each other has been steadfast. Cindy was Otho’s number one fan and supporter in all his endeavors. Her efforts and eagerness to be involved contributed greatly to the success of each of his ventures.
After graduating from college, they moved back to the Tucker family farm in Paris, IL, where they began raising a family and had three beautiful children, Wade, Will and Jill. The family farm is where Cindy’s fondness of yardwork, flower gardening and mowing began and where her children began to learn the importance of hard work, perseverance, and dedication to a purpose.
They moved their young family to Pinehurst, NC in 1986 to train horses at the Pinehurst Harness Track. This is where Cindy began her 21-year real estate career, where she was a loyal and devoted agent with Hill Realty. Cindy took on every job and challenge with fervor and believed in giving 100% effort when she set out to do anything. She loved her time in real estate and found great joy in finding the perfect home for each of her clients. She was the Top Producer in her company and the Realtor of the Year for 20 straight years.
During this time, Cindy also devoted herself to her children, never being flustered by the challenge of balancing a career and supporting her children’s academic success and athletic schedules. Her family enjoyed and valued eating dinner together every night around the table, which oftentimes ended in an impromptu family dance party. Cindy poured her heart and energy into everything her kids were involved in. Wade and Will played in numerous middle-school, high-school, travel, and collegiate basketball games. Of the hundreds of these home and away games, Cindy and Otho coached or attended every single game, only missing one away game. Together, they encouraged and pushed their sons to their full potential, as well as all the athletes on their teams. Cindy’s devotion has left an impression on her sons, and their friends, for a lifetime. Cindy also dedicated herself to Jill’s ballet and cheer programs. Cindy coached the cheerleading team at the kid’s school, where Jill performed the role of mascot until she was old enough to cheer. Cindy loved to watch Jill perform and was a favorite dance mom among Jill’s ballet friends and teachers. At each performance, she could be found backstage encouraging all the girls while applying their stage makeup and false eyelashes. She helped create great memories for Jill and her friends. Through her example, Cindy taught her children to love, cherish and forgive one another and to laugh and have fun together, creating an unbreakable family bond.
In the Fall of 2007, Cindy and Otho moved to Greensboro, GA to start Lake Oconee Academy Charter School. Cindy retired herself from real estate and began supporting Dr. Tucker’s efforts to grow an outstanding school. She quickly became a favorite among students and teachers. For 16 years she volunteered her time tutoring students at the school. She had a gift of creating mnemonics, chants, and jingles to help students achieve success. She loved identifying a student’s potential and witnessing their transformation from tentative and uncertain to confident and encouraged. To be a part of these transformations and contributing to the school’s National Blue Ribbon status gave her great joy and purpose. She loved her students dearly and touched the lives of so many.
Cindy loved to dote on and spoil her eight grandsons with so much love and attention. Following each of their births, she spent days, nights and weeks in her children’s homes, helping with meal preparation, cleaning and night-time wakings. She began to get to know each of her grandsons from the time they were born. She showered them with special, thoughtful gifts and made a point to talk to each of them individually to know them personally. She loved seeing them spend time with one another and carry on her family legacy of being bonded, having fun, and loving one another. She loved to teach them and encourage them. She never missed a birthday party and made great efforts to watch them compete in their respective sport, attend school programs, and contribute to their unique interests or hobbies. She created magical, amazing Christmases and planned wonderful, fun-filled vacations. Her grandsons hit the jackpot getting her as their amazing “Grandma CiCi.” Cindy’s daughters-in-law and son-in-law were welcomed into her family as one of her own. They too were showered with ongoing encouragement, love, special gifts, and affection. They were honored to call Cindy a dear friend and mother-in-law.
Cindy’s zest for life, the way she lit up a room with her smile and bright pink lipstick, her ability to succeed in any situation, to communicate and relate to others, to make people feel important and cared for, her natural tendency to help others succeed, her determination, and commitment to everything she was involved in, and her devotion to her husband and family has left an incredible impression on so many and has set a wonderful example for all who were watching.
In addition to her husband, Dr. Otho Tucker of Greensboro, GA, she is survived by her children: Wade Tucker (Jennifer), Will Tucker (Christy) and Jill Lindsey (Matthew); grandchildren: Paxton, Pace, Wyatt, Wesley, Whitt, Jet, Knox and Gage; brothers: Randy Droy (Cindy) and Bradley Droy (Claudia); as well as many other adoring relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 1:00pm at the Lake Oconee Academy Titan Center, 1021 Titan Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Lee Ross officiating. Following the service, there will be a Celebration of Life at the Oconee Brewing Company at 4:00pm, 202 N. West Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, a donation to be made to the Cynthia Tucker Scholarship Fund at Lake Oconee Academy, 1021 Titan Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642 to support students who have overcome obstacles in pursuit of their educational goals. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA 30642 (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest registry.