Dott, Cynthia Sue

Cynthia Tinsley Dott

January 23, 1953 - December 13, 2019

Cynthia Sue (Tinsley) Dott was born January 23, 1953, in Dallas, Texas to Elmo Carl Tinsley and Pattie Sue (Chambers) Tinsley. She grew up in Oak Cliff and graduated from Kimball High School in 1970. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Dallas Baptist University in 1974.

After graduation, Cynthia worked as a nurse for six years, assisted with the founding of PrimaCare Urgent Care, and specialized in oncology radiation therapy at Stephens Park Hospital. She later attended medical school at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth. In 1984, she graduated with a Doctorate in Osteopathy and received several honors and awards, including Family Practitioner of the Year and the Stockseth Award for Most Outstanding Osteopathic Physician. Cynthia served her residency in Portland, Maine, and then returned to the Dallas area to open her own Family Clinic practice. She served in the Dallas area as a family practitioner and urgent care specialist for more than 34 years.

Cynthia was an active member at Zion Lutheran Church in Dallas. She enjoyed traveling, antiquing, frequenting the Dallas Arboretum, spoiling her grandchildren, and trips to Disney World with her family and friends.

Cynthia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 and was in remission until it resurfaced in late November of 2019. On December 13, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at her home, God called Cynthia to heaven at the age of 66. She is survived by her son, Timothy Dott and his wife, Rachael of Prosper, Texas; her daughter, Erica Schwarze and her husband, Alexander of Richardson, Texas; their father, Dr. Gregory Dott of Las Colinas, Texas; grandchildren, Amelia and Eleanor Dott; and brothers, Rod Tinsley and his wife, Kay; Ron Tinsley and his wife, Annie; sister, Kim Tinsley. Other family members include Stephen Dott and his wife, Marilyn; Dr. Kenneth Dott; Dr. Laura Rice and her husband, Dr. Jim Tilger; nieces and nephews, Sean Tinsley, Kaci Tinsley, Kara Tinsley and Austin Beavers, Taylor Tinsley and Andrew Isenbart, Carlee Tinsley, Katherine Goller, Bradley Goller, Heather Nicole Young and her husband Matthew, Harrison Dott, Kenny Dott, Mel Dott, and Kimberly Dott; and a host of other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmo and Pattie Tinsley; and her brother. Randall Lee Tinsley.

A memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 6121 Lovers Lane, Dallas, Texas 75214, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2019, with reception to follow at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Cynthia’s name to Zion Lutheran Church and School. 

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I remember Cynthia from her time in Portland, Maine. She was always an intelligent and compassionate physician. The world is a better place for her life in it.
Philip Slocum, D.O., January 23, 2020 My deepest condolences to the family. It was a real pleasure and honor to have worked for you. Really will be missed. Rest in peace Dr. Dott.
Carlos R. Conde EMT-P, NRCMA, December 23, 2019 My thoughts and prayers are with this wonderful family. Ben Davis, December 21, 2019 Cindy was so much more than a friend or just my neighbor, she was like a second mom to me growing up. She loved me like another daughter. Took me on bargain shopping sprees, and fun trips. She was always full of so much life and love. We laughed until we cried too many times that I can even count. She believed in me and supported me when I wanted to become a nurse. Cindy was one of the most selfless and most caring and loving person That I have ever met. A wonderful doctor, friend, neighbor and mother. Heaven had gained a true angel. My heart goes out to Erica, Tim and their family, I pray for peace and comfort. Sarah (Adams) Dailey, December 21, 2019 My thoughts and prayers to her family. Dr. Dott was a joy to work with, I’m so fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from her. Three years ago she gave me several plants that I still have, one being bonsai tree that she got when her son was born. This year it is 23 years old and doing very well and so very special to me. She is a very special person to me and I will miss her. I’m blessed to have known her.
Janet Anderson, December 20, 2019 We will truly miss you, Dr Dott. I enjoyed your presence at Methodist. May your soul Rest In Peace with God. Joseph M. Kim MD, DC, CHCQM, December 20, 2019 Dear Erica & Tim, We are praying that you both feel God's comfort & peace surrounding you at this sad & difficult time. Your Mom loved you both so much. She was a gift to all who got to know her. Her smile & humor were blessings to everyone she knew. I was lucky to have her as my room mate on the fabulous 2003 Lutheran High School Spain Tour led by Lisa & Tomas Roldan. Her kind & peaceful presence & great humor were wonderful for all of us on that trip! Take care of yourselves. Let those around you know how they can help. Love you two! Love & prayers, Martha, Michael & Patrick Mueller
Martha Mueller, December 20, 2019 Our condolences to your family at this time of great loss. Cindy was a loving & caring person whom we all loved. She will be missed dearly.
Randall & Carolyn Reneau, December 19, 2019 We were extremely fortunate to work with Dr. Dott in the urgent care clinics. It was her humor that helped us get through a crazy day. She was the Queen of inventions. If we were lacking in supplies, no problem she could work with what we had. She taught us with patience and a stern, motherly touch. Patients loved her and would purposely come when they knew she was in the clinic. We loved seeing pictures of the grandkids and hearing of their adventures. Currently as I am writing this, I am drinking an unsweetened tea from Quick Trip, thinking fondly of her and how we used to get a large tea with no ice. We would then add sweetener and ice and keep topping off that tea with water to make it last all shift. It was always a good day when Cynthia Dott was on the schedule. The Methodist Urgent Care employees are all saddened by her passing, she was a phenomenal doctor, person and mentor. Roslyn Kauffman, December 19, 2019 Cindy was always so sweet to my mother & treated her with so much kindness which I will be eternally grateful. Rest in Peace Cindy in GOD'S arms.
Bruce Lankford, December 19, 2019 Dr. Dott was the sweetest most caring individual. I loved working with her and she will be missed.
Deserie, December 18, 2019 I always enjoyed working with Dr. Dott. She was a good friend and a warm person who always brightened the day for all of her coworkers. Even though she is gone, the world is a better place today because she was a part of it. I'll miss her. Cary Fitzgerald, December 18, 2019 Always enjoyed being around her. She was always welcoming & sincere. She will be greatly missed. Ronda Beene, DO, December 18, 2019 Cindy will be missed by all who knew her. She was my neighbor and my friend. I feel very lucky to have had her in my life. Linde Schuller , December 18, 2019 Cindy was my rock. I have been gone from Dallas for 18 years but she has always been there for me. She was a once in a lifetime friend and she will always be with me. I love you, sweet friend. I know that I have an angel watching over me. My heart is breaking. Jacksy Walker, December 16, 2019 Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom, my friend, will be so missed! May God in His mercy and grace wrap you in comfort and peace.
Donna Pipes , December 16, 2019