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Gwendolyn Cypress

September 9, 1962 — February 26, 2017

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4 Gwendolyn Althea Cypress entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 26, 2017. She fought a good fight. She finished her course. She kept the faith. She is no longer in pain. She is praising her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Gwen was born September 9, 1962 to Mrs. Frances Cutler in Smithfield, Virginia. She attended school in Isle of Wight County and graduated from Smithfield High School in 1980. Gwen's career started in the bakery at Littles Supermarket in the early 1980s. After leaving Little's she was employed with Farm Fresh for over 20 years. She developed a passion for cooking and baking. As a matter of fact, she was an excellent cook and baker. If you could name it, she could cook it. Everyone loved her food. To be truthful everyone loved Gwen. She had a meek and quiet spirit which was pleasing to God and a pleasant personality to her family and friends. Gwen was kind-hearted, soft-spoken and her smile would brighten up a room. She would do anything she could to help someone else. She gave her life to the Lord many years ago, and was baptized at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Gwen was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Cypress. She leaves to cherish her memory the love of her life for 37 years Victor Robinson of Smithfield, VA; her mother, Frances Cutler of Smithfield, VA; her daughter Tiffany Cypress of Chesapeake, VA; her son, Victor Cypress of Smithfield, VA; seven devoted grandchildren, Quarmaine Johnson and Dontasea Johnson of Chesapeake, VA, Ja'Quaris Cypress and Vic'tojah Cypress of Newport News, VA, Vickora Cypress and Victoria Cypress of Smithfield, VA, and Adonis Heart of Maryland. She also leaves to cherish her memory three sisters and six brothers: Frances Thomas of Smithfield, VA; Raymond Cypress (Mary) of Newport News, VA, Sheila Ricks of Smithfield, VA, Dearell Mack (Wanda) of Columbia, Georgia, Monic Finney (Anthony) of Newport News, VA, Glenn Cypress of Newport News, VA, Morris Cutler (Veronica) of Smithfield, VA, and Linwood Cutler of Smithfield, VA; One Aunt, Georgia Joyner of Newport News, VA,; One Uncle, Otis Cypress of Smithfield, VA; Six sisters-in-laws, Diane Robinson of Smithfield, VA, Barbara Piker (Oscar) of Surry, VA, Shelia Robinson of Newport News, VA, Sandra Porter (James) of Smithfield, VA, Stephanie Townsend (Roy) of Smithfield, VA and Cheryl Parham of Newport News, VA; One brother-in-law, Stacy Robinson (Deloise) of Smithfield, VA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She shared fond memories and considered a very special friend, Pam Martin, who traveled to Georgia with her for treatment. Although sorrow fill our heart today, and our eyes are filled with tears, thewonderful things that Gwen did for us will live in our hearts each day and keep her near and dear to us forever. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017, 12:00 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Smithfield, Va. Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 4-7PM at the chapel. Interment will be in the Emmanuel Baptist Church cemetery. Professional services entrusted to Shivers Funeral Chapel.

Burial Date March 3, 2017

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017, 12:00 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Smithfield, Va. Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 4-7PM at the chapel. Interment will be in the Emmanuel Baptist Church cemetery. Professional services entrusted to Shivers Funeral Chapel.

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