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Cynthia Bankes

Cynthia Abrahams Bankes (Abrahams)

Monday, September 21st, 1959 - Sunday, February 28th, 2021
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Obituary

Cindy Abrahams Bankes (61), of Fulton, TX, passed away peacefully in Grand Rapids, MI on February 28, 2021, after a struggle with cancer.

Cindy was born Sept 21, 1959, in Grant, MI, to Harry and Esther (nee Brummel) Abrahams, but called Texas home where she worked for many years as a landscape designer.

She was also active in local theater and a supporter of local artists in Rockport/Fulton, TX.

Cindy is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Lorraine Sall. She is survived by brothers Dennis Abrahams of Casnovia, MI, and Kevin Abrahams of Grand Rapids, and sister Sheila Abrahams (Ted Hitchcock), of South Haven, as well as several nieces and nephews. Cindy also leaves behind an extended family of friends and loved ones in Texas.

Due to Covid19 restrictions no public memorial service is planned. The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Pilots for Christ Michigan Chapter, 7746 W. 60th St, Fremont, MI, 49412, in gratitude for their transporting Cindy back to Michigan.
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Jonni Lu Pool

Posted at 04:22pm
Cindy’s brother Kevin and I were besties for years starting in junior high in Grant. We used to chase Cindy away when she tried to hang out with us. Later in life, when I moved to Austin where Cindy was already living, she forgave and forgot and became a true friend. We stayed friends from then on, and Cindy, Cari, and I had lots of great girl time together. Cindy supported me through some dark times in my life. She had the biggest, kindest heart you ever saw, accepted everyone just as they were, and was always willing to offer a helping hand. I learned a lot from her. I will always be able to recall the sound of her big laugh to my mind when I need a smile.

I am holding Cindy’s family close in my heart. Love and healing to you from Jonni Lu.
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Cari Springfield

Posted at 12:16pm
Cindy was my dearest friend for over 32 years. We became fast friends from the very start.
In the years she and I lived near Austin by Lake Travis, we would "run off" to the coast that she loved so much and where she eventually moved back to live.
During those times she taught me (a west Texas girl) to love the coastal area and showed me all her secret places to find seashells. "Wake up, get up, let's go shelling" she would often say at way too early in the morning. Being we were both dog lovers, we always stayed in the places she knew were pet friendly, so we often had 2 or 3 dogs bounding after us when went to the beach.
After moving there, she would come to back and visit my husband and I to "share" their birthdays, which were a day apart. She would bring him shrimp for his birthday, and he would take us out on our boat so she could "bathe in the healing waters of Lake Travis" for hers. She missed Lake Travis and enjoyed those fresh water visits. But it wasn't long until she was ready to get back to the sunshine and salt water.

Brad and I wish to extend our sincerest condolences to her family and pray their hearts will be healed by memories of her during happier times.

I would also like to thank all the wonderful people and friends that helped Cindy come home to her family and and all the wonderful friends and family that helped Kevin take care of her through her battle these last months. We could not have done it without any single one of them.

Cindy, I will miss you greatly, until the day the rules bend and we meet again.
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