Lucinda Speake Mynatt

lucinda mynatt

October 23, 1941 ~ January 14, 2022

Born in: Spartanburg, SC
Resided in: Decatur, GA

Lucinda “Cindy” Speake Mynatt, 80, of Decatur, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 14, 2022.

She was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to Levancia Herrington Speake and John Wesley Speake, M.D., on October 23, 1941. After her father died in WWII, her mother remarried her
stepfather Phillip A. Buchheit. She graduated from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, in 1963, with a degree in Sociology.

On August 29, 1964, she married James Coley Mynatt and began a lifelong partnership that lasted 58 years. Together, they raised two sons and six grandchildren. She was called many
names: Honey, Mom, Mimi, sister, aunt, and friend. Her desire to serve others was a pattern in her life beginning with her social work in Bibb County, Georgia, and her work with the Cherokee
Nation while living in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, where her husband was stationed.

Living most of her life in Decatur, Georgia, Cindy was dedicated to her family and church community. She worked as a preschool teacher at Clairmont Hills Baptist Church and enjoyed a
successful jewelry business. She was involved in her sons’ many interests and activities including music, sports, and youth functions. She made lifelong friends in the Hope Class and the United Methodist Women. She gave her time to the mobile soup ministry, the Altar Guild, and the parsonage building committee among many others. She lived her beliefs and continued to be an
example of her faith in all the seasons of her life despite her 15-year fight against cancer. She will be remembered for her generosity of spirit, her unfailing support of family and friends, and her love of life.

She is survived by her husband Jim Mynatt, her children and their wives Coley and Kim Mynatt and Scott and Stephanie Mynatt, her grandchildren Trey, Wesley, Matthew, Addison, Bryson,
and Aidan Mynatt, her sister Carol Skaggs, her brothers and sisters-in-law John and Becky Mynatt and Clyde and Jackie Mynatt, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Saturday, January 22, 11:00 a.m. Following the service, the family will receive visitors. The family suggests memorials to Oak Grove United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.

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  1. Linda Sward says:

    Cindy was an example of a devoted Christian we all aspire to. Her love for God and love for her family were an inspiration to all who knew her.
    She will be deeply missed

  2. joy and jerry cooley says:

    will miss that beautiful smile.

  3. Becky Fleming says:

    Becky and John Fleming

    We are so sorry to hear about Cindy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Mynatts. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

  4. Mary Love says:

    Such an angel in life. My dear friend was ready with hospitality, encouragement, and many laughs. Our friendship spans the 58 years that Cindy was with James Mynatt, and I will never forget her. Rest in Heaven, Sweet Cindy! Mary Love

  5. Nancy Harte says:

    David and I are so grateful to have called Cindy friend! Her faith was an inspiration to all. Her beautiful smile lite up a room! Love, Nancy

  6. Peggy Craig Bryant says:

    Cindy was a Wesleyan sister, whom I often saw at alumnae functions. She made an indelible mark on her world and will be sorely missed.

  7. Rebecca Bullard Powers says:

    So sorry to learn of Cindy’s death. She was a special Wesleyan friend.

  8. Tommie Sue Montgomery says:

    Cindy was a Wesleyan classmate, of whom I have fond memories, especially at our reunions.

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