Celebrating the life of

Cynthia McKenzie Groover

Passed away on April 04, 2022

Cynthia McKenzie Groover

Cynthia McKenzie Groover, age 63, passed away at her home in Savannah on April 4, 2022 after a very short, but courageous battle with cancer. 

Cindy was born to Nedra Marlene and Julian Howard McKenzie on January 27th, 1959 in Savannah. She graduated from St. Vincent's Academy with the Class of 1977. She was a Chatham County Superior Court Clerk and retired after 27 years. She even made an appearance on Court TV!  Cindy married Frank Groover and together they raised two wonderful children, Suzanne and Michael. Cindy was a lover of all sports. She was a youth softball coach for many middle school teams, one being the infamous “Ladybugs.” She was an avid runner, having competed in many half marathons, 10k’s and 5k’s. She found great joy watching her grandchildren play on the soccer field. On Sundays, you could always find her enjoying her “dock days”.

She is survived by her children, Michael Ashley Groover and Suzanne McKenzie Groover, her father, Julian Howard McKenzie, her grandchildren, Keller Groover and Evan Groover, her sisters, Lisa McKenzie and Leslie McKenzie, her nephew Christopher Hudson (Laura) and her niece Amber Brinson. She was preceded in death by her mother Nedra Sharpe Hendrix (Jamie). Mike Hendrix was her beloved partner of 18 years. Ronnie and Annie Hall and Goddaughter Abby Stuckey (Hall) were her very close lifelong friends.

Her visitation will take place at the Fox and Weeks Islands Chapel on Friday, April 8th 2022 at 10am with the funeral service to follow at 11am. Burial will take place following the funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.




So sad we have lost this beautiful, caring & hilariously funny soul on this earth. Cindy & I shared so many good times in our young adult years & I have always cherished those times. Prayers to her family, which have always had such a close & loving bond with one another. God is having the best chat with her right now!!

- Patty Hagin Dixon, Savannah , Georgia

My Cindy Lou Who.

- Gloria West Frazier, Savannah, Georgia

I can't believe that Cindy have gone home. She will always be remember. Especially, when I play my video and watch Cindy doing the bus stop. RIP

- Brenda D Kennedy, Savannah, GA

She was full of energy and life and gone far too soon. Goodbye, Cindy. Prayers for Michael and all the family in this time of sorrow and remembrance.

- Keith Berry, Savannah, GA

Sending hugs, thoughts and prayers. Lots of good memories and good times with Cindy.

- Cindy R Welsh, Savannah, GA

Sad news. Cindy made her corner of the world a better place.

- Joey Homans, Dawsonville, GA

Suzanne and Michael, our hearts are with you and your family right now. We are sending you our love and deepest condolences.

- Kelly, Gus, and Inez, Raleigh, NC

A candle has been lit!

Leslie, I am so sorry to hear about Cindy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Melenda Henninge, Savannah, Georgia

My sincerest condolences

- Joel Hagin , Waycross , GA

Prayers for the family.

- james l woods, savannah, GA

So sorry for your loss of Cindy, you are in my prayers Lisa, Leslie, and Julian and all her family.

- Mary Crowley , Savannah, GA

Dear Leslie, Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your beautiful sister. Eileen and Jackie.

- Eileen and Jackie Cahill, Jacksonville, Fl

Russ and I are so sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. God bless and be with your family as you go through this time.

- Westbury, Savannah, Georgia

Cindy is a beautiful soul. Her kindness, laughter, and smile I will treasure always. I am so sadden by your loss. I send so much Love and Prayers of Confort to all of you.

- Mary Edwards, Savannah, GA

Cindy was a joy to all who knew her. Sending lots of love to the many loved ones left behind.

- Amy Stewart, Savannah, GA

Condolences to the family of Cindy Groover.

- Beverly Butler, Savannah , Georgia

I’m so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing! My condolences to her family and friends.

- Sarah Fogarty, Savannah, Ga

May God’s perpetual light shine upon her. Tony and I are so sad to learn of her passing. Prayers for all to find peace and calm in the days ahead. She was a delight and a treasure. Her absence will be felt by many.

- Debbie & Tony Cela, Hardeeville , SC

Dear Suzanne, Michael, Mr. Julian, Lisa, Leslie, Frankie & All....What a gorgeous photo!! She was that way inside and out. She and Sissy were my German Country Club buddies. They are both at peace! May eternal rest be granted to her. RIP my friend. Until we meet again!!!

- Victoria M. McCuen, Savannah, GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

- Phyllis saunders, Tybee Island, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. Cindy was so sweet and caring. She will be greatly missed by all. Praying for her entire family.

- Jenni Swan, Savannah, Ga

So sad to see this. I was always greeted at the court house with her welcoming smile and friendly comments. She will be missed. Prayers for the family. Curtis Lewis

- Curtis Lewis, Savannah, GA

Lisa, Leslie & family,. I am so sorry to hear about Cindy, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow , May God Bless.

- Frankie Branch, Midway, GA

Rest Cindy Lou- You Did YOU and while I know you are surely gonna be missed I will always SMILE when I think of Our Times at work. Love U..

- Deidra Royal, Savannah, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

- Deidra Royal, Savannah, Georgia

I'm sorry for the loss of Ms.Cindy. She was a great person and good coworker. We will miss her dearly. My prayers are to her family.

- Thomas Michael Burris, Savannah, Georgia

I am a Chatham County employee and met Cindy thru her sister Lisa many years ago. She always had a big smile on her face whenever she greeted me and was a happy person and made me laugh on the elevator or in the hall in the courthouse. My condolences to the family for your loss. God be with you all.

- Carol Osborne, Ssavannah, ga

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Cindy Groover, I pray that God give you the strength that you need. RIP Cindy

- Andrea Reed Clark, Savannah, Ga

RIP my friend

- Tony & Marsha Jones, Savannah, GA

She always had a smile on her face and a hello. She will be greatly missed. Our condolences to her family.

- Ann Bowers Kephart, Port Wentworth, GA

A candle has been lit!

My sincerest condolences to the family & friends of Cindy "Lou" Groover as she was known to her office family. May your hearts find peace and comfort during this time of bereavement.

- Robin Duncan (Osborne, Savannah, Ga

This is such sad news! Cindy was always so helpful to me when I frequently went to the clerk’s office. After being retired for some time, I called the clerk’s office for some information and Cindy answered. She treated me as if we had been old friends and I hadn’t been away at all. It was so good to hear her distinctive voice! She will be sorely missed. Emily Garrard

- Emily Garrard , Savannah , GA

We are both saddened to hear of Cindy’s passing. We have lots of fun memories from when our kids played together & all the parties. She will be missed by many. Our deepest sympathies to her family & may her memory be eternal.

- Crystal Anestos Nelson & Teresa Willard, Palm Coast, FL

Cindy helped train so many young lawyer in how to do it right. She was so helpful. I sought her out when I went to file anything just to talk with her. She will be missed.

- Ab Quillian, Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry for your loss. Cynthia was a great person. For many many years I would stick my head in her office looking for assistance, no matter how busy she was she would push her paperwork assigned and look at me and say what you need. May you rest in peace Cynthia

- Arelene Nichols , Tybee island , GA

Very sorry to learn of Cynthia's passing. Condolences and prayers to the family.

- Jimmie Poole, Savannah, Ga

Suzanne, Your heart is like a pendant of warm memories between you and your Mom. You will carry on her grace and kindness. Know that one day you will see her again

- David Echard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Our beloved "Cindy Lou" will truly be missed. Her sense of humor was infectious and her friendly smile was so warming. Family, may God strengthen and keep you; May His face shine upon you and give you peace during this difficult time.

- Henrietta Hills, SAVANNAH, GA

Dear Suzanne, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear mother. My prayer for you , Michael, and all of your family is that your Faith and your happy memories will comfort and sustain you now and forever. With Sympathy and Love, Jan Crawford

- Jan Daniel Crawford, Va. Beach, Va.

A candle has been lit!


- MELL, Savannah, Georgia

Oh Cindy Lou you sure did brighten my days. I am honored to have known you and worked with you. Thank you for always listening and always making me laugh! Rest in Paradise my friend!

- Jenny Clements, Richmond Hill, Georgia

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest in peace Cindy

- Tami Reed Gates, Savannah, Georgia

Cindy was my Sup Twice Removed, because she was my second Supervisor at Chatham County, and when I call her that, she thought that was the funniest thing to her. Cindy loved life and she lived life the best she knewed how. Bubbly and full of life. She Will Be Missed. Praying and Sending My Condolences To her Children, Grandkids, Dad, and her Family..Pray GOD Give Them Comfort, Strength, and Peace in The Times of Their Loss. Rest In Peace Cyndy.

- Sandra D Aikens, Savannah, Georgia

Suzanne, so sorry for your loss.

- Judy & Tony Field, Saint Simons Island , Ga

I was so very sorry to learn of Cindy's untimely death. She was my "go-to person" in the Chatham County Clerk's office. She was always willing to help me or any other attorney who needed assistance with that office. Not only was she willing to help, but she was always friendly and cheerful, no matter what the request was. She was wonderful and greatly missed after she retired. I am sorry she didn't get more time to enjoy her retirement. My deepest sympathies.

- Susan W. Cox, Statesboro, GA

Sorry for your loss

- Ron&Carol Solis, Savannah, GEORGIA

Lisa,Leslie,Mr. McKenzie and family, I was shocked and saddened to learn of Cindy's passing away. I can't imagine the sadness you are all experiencing. I saw Cindy several times over the years with her Mom, taking her out to shop. We always had a nice visit. I never knew she was the silly sister, making people laugh. I'm so sorry for your loss but Cindy is with God and Jesus now and knows only peace and love in heaven. Its those she leaves behind that will be sad without her. I will keep you in my prayers for those difficult days ahead. Love to all... Lisa Y

- Lisa Yarbrough, Savannah, GA

Rest in peace Ms. Cindy. One of the most sweetest and most caring person I have ever met. You will be truly missed and my condolences to the family.

- Corey Thomas, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel