Cynthia Moses NeSmithPublished 10:49am Thursday, May 15, 2014
May 10, 2014
A Celebration of life will be held for Cynthia Moses NeSmith, MPA, CFRE, 61, Sun., May 17, at the historic Louise C. Proctor Hall, Camden, S.C. at 1 p.m. and at Hartselle Heritage Funeral Home in Hartselle on May 24, at 1 p.m.
Cynthia Moses NeSmith died Sat., May 10, 2014, at her residence. In keeping with her belief that helping others is the noblest cause, Mrs. NeSmith donated her body to science. She was born on Oct. 28, 1952, in Cullman to Ann Mullins Moses and William Phene Moses. Always a voracious reader and life-long learner, Mrs. NeSmith graduated from Agnes Scott College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and from the University of South Carolina with a Masters degree in Public Administration. Her professional career was spent in leadership positions in non-profit organizations. Her experience included the administration of museum, cultural center and disaster relief organizations. In 2001, she founded C.M. NeSmith Consulting, LLC to provide management assistance to non-profit organizations across all of South Carolina. Mrs. NeSmith’s professional memberships included; Museums Association of Montana (former Board Secretary), Yellowstone Country Montana Inc. (former Board Vice-President), Job Services Employers Committee (former Board Chair), South Carolina Association of Non-Profit Organizations, Central Carolina Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (former Board Secretary and President), and South Carolina Planned Giving Council (former Board Secretary-Treasurer). She was also proud to have been Chairman of the Kershaw County Democratic Party. She was a killer spades player and also enjoyed playing bridge.
She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Randall H. NeSmith; two daughters, Robyn Cogdill (Kevin) and Kathleen Nesmith; her grandson, Jay Payne; her sister, Mary Ann Hale (Rob); and her brother, Phillip Moses (Cindy); father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jimmy and Merlene NeSmith.
Instead of flowers, Mrs. NeSmith would have preferred a donation to a worthy non-profit organization such as local chapters of the American Red Cross, Big Brothers and Sister, food banks, etc.