Cynthia “Cindy” Lynn Smyth Braham, 63, passed away unexpectedly at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital on Feb. 20, 2023, of natural causes. Cindy was born in Cleveland, on Feb. 3, 1960, the daughter, of Walter Smyth and Jane Hetrick Smyth.
Cindy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy was being a grandmother to her grandson, Jack Braham. She would always tell Jack, “She loved him to the moon and back.” Cindy loved children and provided daytime care for several. Cindy considered this an honor and pleasure and not a job. Alex and Tara Lang and her niece, Emily Anderson, held a special place in her heart. She was a Christian and had great faith in God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Freddie Braham; a son, Roger Braham; and grandson, Jack Braham; brothers, Keith Smyth, of Grant Town, and Walter Smyth Jr., of Morgantown; sisters, Arlene Poling (David), of Green River, Wyo., and Charlene Smyth, of Bridgeport; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Connie Braham, of Morgantown; sister-in-law, Brenda Braham Armstrong, of Morgantown; brother-in-law, Ken Braham (Connie), of Waynesburg, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
Cindy was preceded in death by her daughter, Brandi Braham; her parents, Walter “Buster” Smyth and Jane Hetrick Smyth; brother-in-law, Michael “Brent” Armstrong; and sister-in-law, Melinda (Wendy) Smyth.
The family will honor Cindy’s wishes for cremation, and a celebration of life will be planned for a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Fred Jenkins Funeral Home.