Cynthia Ann Foley

June 4, 1950 - January 11, 2021

Cynthia Ann Foley went to be with the Lord, aged 70, on Monday, January 11, 2021.  She was born on a Sunday, June 4th, 1950 to Billie Bernice Cornelius and William Roy Dean. 

She was born in Sabinal, Texas, grew up in Leakey and attended Leakey school and later the Divide School when she lived on the Y.O. Ranch with her family.  In 1969, she married George C. Powell (Rocky) and together they have three daughters.  Vicki, Stephanie and Ila.  Not only did she raise her daughters, she also raised her oldest granddaughter Casey with then husband Kenny Knight.  Above all, she loved being a mother.  It’s the one thing she always wanted to be. Later in life, Cynthia married Phillip J. Foley and they lived in Rockwall, Texas for many years.

Cynthia, known to most as Cindy, loved music of all kinds, art, especially painting, and fashion.  Only red nail polish would do.  She loved gardening and flowers, particularly English roses. She was fascinated with wildlife from birds to big cats, and anything that prowls the plains of Africa.  She also had a strong desire to preserve and pass on the family’s history whether through heirlooms or stories.

Cynthia had a deep and abiding faith in Christ Jesus and would spend many years in church with her girls, sharing her faith with them and her grandchildren.  Her heartfelt wish was that her children and grandchildren would grow to have a relationship with the Lord.

She is survived by her mother, Billie Cornelius, her brother Dwain Cornelius and partner Suzanne of Mountain Home, Texas, her sister Dana Farmer and husband Chuck of Dripping Springs, Texas, daughters Vicki Fry and husband Cody of Ingram, Texas, Stephanie Powell of Farmersville, Texas, Ila Cotten and husband Mark of Caddo Mills, Texas.  Grandchildren Casey, Ryan, Josie, Rachel, Billy, Rylee, Isaac, Zane, Brayln, Lane and Adelynn and great granddaughter Novah as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, William R. Dean, her stepfather, Doyle Cornelius and her husband, Phillip J. Foley.

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My deepest sympathies and prayers for the family and friends of Cynthia! May the Lord comfort your hearts in your time of grief. Heaven gained a beautiful angel! Psalms 34:17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. J. D. Van Winkle, January 15, 2021 We love and miss you Aunt Cindy! Jim and Megan Diehl, January 14, 2021 Cindy was a close friend of mine when we were young going to church & going to school. I believe her mom was our teacher at church. I’m sorry to say that if it had not been for Peggy, I would not have kept up with her & family when she moved. I remember how beautiful she was, and that she passed that gene to her daughters. I smiled when I read that only red nail polish would do. We all have our priorities! I offer my condolences & prayers to all of her family. 
Anita Lacey Shackelford , January 13, 2021 My heart breaks for you. I considered her my best friend. I don't know life without her in it. She will be missed. Love to all of you. PEGGY CLANTON, January 13, 2021