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Mildred Cynthia Calhoun, known to all as “Cindy”, died early Easter Monday at her home in Homewood, Alabama at the age of 63.
Born prematurely in Savannah, GA on November 25, 1959, she was the daughter of Charles Kretzer Calhoun, Sr, and Mildred Polk Bolch Calhoun. Because of prematurity, she lost her eyesight shortly after birth. In spite of her blindness, she developed a deep love of music and could play piano by ear, even complex Beatles tunes and songs by the Carpenters, all of which she adored. She idolized her grammar school teacher at Jacob G. Smith Elementary who inspired her and placed her on the correct path for her to flourish. When her teacher passed away unexpectedly, Cindy could never replace her. Cindy graduated from Hershel V. Jenkins High School then studied Sociology at Savannah State University. She was employed at Memorial Medical Center as a transcriptionist for 22 years. She lost her father in February 2000, then her family became her mother, brothers Charles K. Calhoun (Julie), Jeff Bolch III (Ellen) and John Gary Calhoun. When her mother needed to move to a senior facility, Cindy moved with her. Upon Mildred’s passing in 2011, her family offered to send her to the famous Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, in order for her to become independent and live her life as she had always dreamed.
She was happy in her condo in Alabama, loved her church – The Lutheran Church of Vestavia Hills. She was active in the American Council for the Blind. She had many friends and was especially close to Pam Coffee to whom her family wishes to express gratitude.
She is survived by her brothers, Charles K. Calhoun, Jr (wife Julie), Sidney J. Bolch, III (wife Ellen), and John G. Calhoun; eight nieces and nephews; eleven grandnieces and nephews; and her Alabama family, especially Mrs. Faye Richardson and her children who made her life in Alabama possible. Her large family thanks God for her life.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 21 at Saint John’s Church, 325 Bull Street, Savannah, GA. The family will receive friends at the Green-Meldrim House at a reception following the service.
Interment will be for family at Hillcrest Abbey where she will lie beside her mother and father.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Savannah Center for the Blind and Low Vision, 1141 Cornwall Street, Savannah, GA 31406.
I am at a loss for words. Cindy was my friend for 56 years. I will always be grateful for the friendship we shared. I will miss you more than words can say. You were a wonderful, loving person. My condolences to the family.
- Pearl Smulevitz, Savannah, GA
- Pearl Smulevitz, Savannah, GA
Cindy worked in my department at Candler Hospital back in 1973-74. We became friends She lived up in the Chatham Apartments where I would visit her What a smart girl she was! I so saddened to hear this God rest your Soul, Cindy
- Setona page, Savannah, GA
I knew her thru Pearl. She was always so nice. She will be missed
- Wall, Savannah, Ga
So sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing . I have fond memories of being at Wilder Jr. High with her . As obituary noted, I remember her love for the Carpenters. May her memory be for a blessing .
- Donna Pollack Epstein, Savannah , GA
I did not know Cindy, but I knew Pearl. She and her family lived on 61st St, behind us living on 60th St. Pearl is a sweet kind person, who was friends with my sister, Rosalee. Any friend of Pearls, is a set soul herself. Cindy, your legacy will live on in the lives of those that you influenced.
- Chapman, Callahan, Fl
Deepest Sympathy, Cindy was a friend in high school- I walked her from home room to 1st class, always sweet and very greatful
- Geanie Baltzegar , Richmond Hill , GA
Jeff so sorry to read of the loss of Cindy the world would be much better with many more like her in it. She is now back with her mother and father. God bless her. Joe Inglesby
- Joe Inglesby , Savannah , Ga
Cindy was a sweet girl. We met at Jenkins High and shared Chorus class together. Her love for music, and most definitely "The Carpenters". I too loved their music and we could sit and talk about them forever. Rest in Peace, Cindy!
- Leslie Arnstrong-Davidson, SAVANNAH, GA
- Leslie Armstrong-Davidson, SAVANNAH, GA
My Deepest Condolence to the Family...just finding out about my dear (MMC) co-workers Passing.. My the find Comfort in your sweet Memories. my Prayers are with you
- Audrey Baker, savh, Ga
- Crystal D Heidt, Savannah, Georgia
We will certainly miss our sweet cousin Cindy and optimistic outlook on life. A social butterfly, Cindy never met a stranger. In fact, her social calendar was always full as she would share stories of going to lunch or dinner with her friend from the pharmacy, her mail carrier, or the many friends she made here in Alabama. She loved her pastor and her church almost as much as she loved the Lord. We know how important her friend, Pam, was to her and we were glad that she had such a lovely friend to spend time with. There was no mistaking the love Cindy had for her family. She made it a point to tell you and to reach out and pray for you when you needed it. She called frequently to say hello and check on us and came over for holidays to break bread and fellowship. While we will miss her, we celebrate knowing the wondrous sights she is now able to see and being with all the family and friends who have gone up before her.
- Tricia & Bill Tidwell, Birmingham , AL
I am so sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. I remember Cindy playing the piano for my dance class when I took dance lessons from Ruth Goodman. She was so talented.
- Patricia Picciarelli , Savannah , Ga
Condolences. We went to high school together.
- Margaret Edwards, Savannah, Georgia
So long classmate..... Until we meet again. Rest in Peace! Condolences to the family
- Fred Famble, Trent, TX
I served Cindy and Pam at Bistro V. She was always so nice to me and asked me many questions about myself and my life and always loved serving her. She will be missed.
- Lillian Tuttle, Homewood, AL
- Bistro V , Vestavia Hills , AL
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Memorial Service
- 11:00 a.m. on Fri, April 21, 2023
- St. John's Church
325 Bull Street (map)
Savannah Georgia 31401
- on Fri, April 21, 2023
- Green Meldrim House
- on Fri, April 21, 2023
- Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park
1600 Wheaton Street (map)
Savannah GA 31404