Friends remember Cindy Thomas

Published 7:50 pm Monday, May 20, 2019

A woman involved in a three-vehicle accident last Tuesday died Sunday afternoon at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

“She was easily one of the kindest and most generous people ever,” said Sharon Mason, a close friend and North Stanly High School classmate of Cindy Thomas, 63.

The accident sent 15 young children riding aboard a Head Start bus to the hospital. Elvy Floresmatamor, the driver of a white 2012 2500 Dodge pick-up truck pulling a utility trailer, ran a stop sign and struck the Norwood Head Start bus that was coming north on U.S. 52, law enforcement said. As the truck struck the bus, Cindy, who was driving a Toyota Scion, hit the trailer and crashed into a ditch.

Cindy “would pray with you and for you” and was never embarrassed to share her Christian faith, Mason added.

“She was all about family,” said Nancee Bowers, owner of Albemarle Nutrition, where Cindy and her husband, Roger, were frequent customers. “Her life revolved around her husband…her children and her grandchildren.”

“She just simply enjoyed each day,” Bowers added.


About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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