Cynthia Woods Gidley passed away on March 19, 2020, after a brave battle with cancer and complications of a stroke. She was born on April 10, 1960, in Baytown, to Mitzi Earline Woods and J.M. “Sonny” Woods. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Carole West, and brother-in-law, Porter West.
She is survived by her loving husband, George Gidley; daughter, Dr. Georgeann Ward; son-in-law David Ward; and beloved grandsons, Matthew and Brian Ward. She is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Beth Woods of Austin; Don and Staci Woods of Beach City; and Gary and Beth Woods of Baytown. She cherished numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.
Most of all, Cyndi was caring, audacious, and fun. She and her husband had a unique love story, and she treasured the years they spent together and the home they shared. A young mother, she doted on her daughter and was always up for a trip to the beach, a shopping trip, or any other diversion. She enjoyed cooking, sharing food with friends and family, and giving gifts. She had a fierce sense of humor, never passed up a visit to the casino, and loved cheering for the Houston Astros and New Orleans Saints. As her grandsons were growing up, they enjoyed weekly sleepovers at her house, where they would eat their favorite treats and do all their favorite activities. Cyndi was full of life.
She was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and Lee College, where she became a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She worked at several hospitals and doctors’ offices in Baytown for many years, creating lasting relationships with patients and colleagues. Cyndi was quick to help others, and she was a lifeline for many people. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Due to the current global health crisis, there will be a private celebration of life for family only. The family welcomes tributes via her daughter’s Facebook page, Georgeann Gidley Ward, or on Cyndi’s tribute page at CrespoAndJirrels.com.
The family would like to thank Dr. James Bernick and Dr. Pamela Medellin for their attention and care. The family also appreciates the dedicated staff at Focused Care- Burnet Bay for their compassionate care, especially in the trying times we have faced due to COVID-19.