Cynthia Marie Cleveland Beloved, daughter, wife, sister, aunt, cousin and friend Sunrise March 7th, 1959 - Sunset February 3rd, 2009 Born on March 7th, 1959 to Augustina and Melvin Yagerman. Cynthia Marie was the youngest sister of seven siblings. Cynthia's shining smile and bubbly personality warmed the hearts of both family and friends and touched the lives of many. Cynthia was affectionately known as Cyn or Cindy to family and close friends. Cynthia was born at General Hospital in Los Angeles and was her mother's pride and joy, Cynthia was baptized at Mother of Sorrows, where she later would make her first communion and confirmation. Cynthia remained at Mother of Sorrows Catholic School until her 8th grade graduation. Cindy enjoyed her formative years at Saint Michael Catholic Girls High School where she made life long friends and was adored by many. Following high school Cynthia used her charismatic personality and unequivocal charm to set a foundation as a customer service representative in various fields. It was during this time she would meet her future husband James Cleveland Jr. In addition to her career in customer service, Cynthia also served as manager and booking agent for Jimmy's band. Utilizing her natural skills Cindy booked the band at top venues like B.B. Kings at Universal City Walk. Cynthia's meticulous nature did not end with the band. The family could always depend on Cyn for the most minute details and obscure facts. Well known for her memory like an elephant, Cynthia was always able to provide the missing pieces of information. The memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. A reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room until 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.

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  1. Auntie Cynthia was one of the most loving and sincere people on this earth. When she walked into a room she would shine both inside and out. She didn’t know the meaning of stranger, everyone was an instant friend. It was soooo easy to talk to Auntie Cyndie about anything. She was completely accepting of any and everybody. I cannot put into words how much she means to me or my family. Her thoughtfullness was amazing. I remember mentioning to Auntie Cynthia (because we both had really thick hair) how I would go through a lot of combs because the teeth would break, next thing I know she sent me a comb (like the one she uses) to San Diego. Who would have known two years later, that comb would be the first thing I saw when I got home from the hospital. It absolutely broke my heart. She was always sending things to me and the kids that she thought we could use. She was completely selfless, giving everything from advise to unconditional love. I miss her so much. I love you Auntie!

  2. No words can express the loss our family feels over the passing of our beautiful Cynthia Marie. An amazing person with a pure heart and unconditional love, Aunty Cindy’s smile beamed bright like her inner light. What a wonderful gift from God. I am grateful for her time on this earth and for her presence in our lives. I only wish we had more time together…we will have to reconnect in Heaven. Sending you lots of love and a peaceful journey. Your niece Mickey.

  3. I will miss her DEARLY, our long conversations, the diner dashes, and of course our coming to terms with the facts of growing wiser with age. As for the family you are all in my prayers, do not mourn the lost of the shell celebate her eternal life with God.

  4. Aunty… God only knows how much i will miss you! There are so many thanks I wish I could give you in person, I wouldn’t know where to begin. My families loss is greater than can be expressed in words. Your life, one of unselfish giving, was soo beautiful. I remember spending my summers with Her and Uncle Jimmy She always had something special planned for us like trips to the Spruce Goose and Queen Mary come to mind. we always had so much fun, it was like she could never stop smiling (: ….. Aunty Cindy Thank You for your Smile, your Care giving and Thank You for Your Love!!!! You will be dearly missed by many! May God receive your soul with open arms and may He enjoy the smile that we will all miss! Love your Nephew Shaon

  5. On behalf of my wife and children, Mandy, Olivia and Ian Paul Patin II, as well as my parents David and Patricia Patin, I would like to offer our most heartfelt condolences. I would also like to let you know that Cynithia and your family will be in the prayers of my family. I hope that you can take some solace in the fact that she is in a better place with God now. God bless you. Ian P. Patin and family

  6. we send our love and prayers to my auntie cynithia and uncle jimmy we love you and you are in are hearts and prayers love your nephew Kyle and his wife sabrina and girls

  7. We miss you greatly auntie Cynthia and our hearts go out to grandma and the rest of the entire family who loved her so dearly.We only got to see her a few times since our move to Oregon but she was always smiling when she was around.

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