Cynthia Rose Coker, 66, of Chicago, passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by family and friends, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.

Born on Sept. 23, 1946, in Hampton, Cynthia was the daughter of the late Oscar Newton and Rose (Hand) Coker. After attending Griffin High School and Middle Georgia Junior College, she became a Delta Air Lines stewardess, and was stationed in the Chicagoland area, where she continued to live until her death. Cynthia worked in real estate for almost 30 years for Edward Skae and Coldwell Banker in Lake Forest, Ill. She was a member of the English Speaking Union and a frequent traveler to Great Britain. She loved to decorate and entertain and was always the perfect hostess and guest. She was a wonderful student of life and was always trying to do or learn something new. She was also a new member at the First United Methodist Church in Evanston, Ill.

She is survived by her two sisters, Elaine (Charles) Daniel and Deborah (Kenneth) McCombs; her daughter, Courtney (Chris) Pitt and son Jay Mathew (Mary) Guditis; her grandchildren, Grayson and Bronwyn Pitt and Nicolas and Nathan Guditis; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held with a viewing on Monday, Nov. 19, at Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and service on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Hampton United Methodist Church, Hampton, beginning at 11 a.m. A memorial service in Chicago will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hampton United Methodist Church or the English-Speaking Union - Chicago Branch.