TRAVERSE CITY — Cynthia Jacobs-Burkett, 64, of Traverse City, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Friday evening, Oct. 26, 2012, while in the company of her loved ones, at Munson Medical Center. Cindy was born in Bay City on Jan. 15, 1948, to her loving parents, Harry and Lorraine Nuenke, of Traverse City, formerly of Bay City.
Cindy graduated from Bay City Central.
She then did some farming, lived and owned a business in Florida and after moving to Traverse City worked at Potters Bakery and Rics grocery store.
Cindy loved being involved with the VFW with her husband, Pete, by her side.
Her passion was reading, fishing, walks in the woods, picking blueberries, watching and feeding the birds, swimming, finding the nicest Birch tree to admire, Christian music and her dog, Chico.
Cindy is survived by her three sisters, Kim (Dave) Skrzypczak, of Interlochen, Ruth (Steve) Doyle, of Grayling, and Shelby (Bruce) Davison, of Alaska; her very special niece and nephews, Matt Skrzypczak, Dr. Clay (Lisa) Skrzypczak, Zach Davison, Courtney (Justin) Eppler and Sean Doyle; all the beautiful children, Gabe, Lucas, Ashlyn, Rachael, Noah, Emma, Annabelle, Landon and Maria; her wonderful aunts and uncle, Gloria Nuenke and Clarence and Marge Sommers; many cousins; and her good friends, Darleen Kunz and Cheri Lakies.
Cindy was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Pete Burkett.
A special thanks is extended to the fourth floor C-4 staff at Munson Medical Center and Tendercare.
A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 1 p.m., in room 101 at New Hope Community Church in Williamsburg, two-and-a-half miles north of the Grand Traverse Resort.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.