Cynthia LaVorne Davis Snead

September 21, 1946 - July 9, 2023

Cynthia LaVorne Davis – Snead (Cindy) was call home on Sunday, July 9, 2023. She was welcomed home by angels. She was preceded in death by her mother India Lucille Warren, father Reverend Dr. Lemuel Earl Warren Sr, grandparents David Warren and Rosa Warren, brothers Curtis Warren, Lemuel Earl Warren Jr., grandson Antoine Davis and great-nephew Marcel Steward. She leaves to continue her legacy of laughter and love her devoted husband Douglas Snead, her only son Samuel Davis III, and only daughter Lajeanne Vornette Boyd, and (Sunshine) Bamy Lamy. Grandaughters Brittany German, Zackiera Boyd, Zakia Boyd, Samia Davis, Yorleny Duran, Grandson Quadry Campell, Darwin Duran, Troy Brown Jr, brothers David D. Warren, Alger B. Warren, Orbrey D. Warren, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends who loved her dearly.

Cynthia was born September 21, 1946 in Southampton County, Virginia, the second eldest and only girl of six children. She was the big sister and second mom to all of her siblings and countless people whom she took in and guided throughout her life. She lived with iron strength and forgiving compassion that still inspire everyone she touched. Cynthia found her strength in her unshakable belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. With this strength she raised her two children, fed the homeless, and nurtured countless neighborhood children. Cynthia
stood behind her children with an unfaltering belief in anything they chose to accomplish. In the early nineties she financially supported and managed one of Richmond’s premier R&B groups. In addition to her son, Samuel, other group members Charles, Eric, Rudy, and Jimmy were quickly added to Cynthia’s long list of children as she gave whatever was required to make their vision a reality. If you came through Cynthia’s door you were embraced as family. Her smile and energy filled every room with happiness and warmth. After thirty years of service she retired from Phillip Morris in 2005. In her retirement, Cynthia found joy in being a daily part of her grandchildren’s life and in her work organizing events, facilitating services, and outreach programs as President of The Women’s Ministry at Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church. Cynthia loved sports. She played softball for Norfolk State University and was an avid Los Angeles Lakers Fan and diehard Washington Commanders fan.

Cynthia LaVorne Davis – Snead remained a source of strength and inspiration. She comforted and
cared for those closest to her until her final moment. She will be dearly missed but always felt.