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Cynthia Jean "CJ" Sawyer

d. January 4, 2021

Cynthia Jean “CJ” Sawyer (Moring), 74, of Harrisville, Michigan, passed away on January 4, 2021 at her home in Montgomery, Alabama. She first came to Harrisville for summer family vacations in the 1970s and later retired there with her husband Donald at their lake home from 1993 to 2013. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 12 at 10:00 at Dalraida Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 at Dalraida Baptist Church. Pastor Rick Evans will be officiating. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Leak Memory Chapel. Burial service will be held in the spring at Springport Cemetery and arranged with Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln, Michigan. CJ was born in El Paso, Texas on September 14, 1946. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High school in Montgomery and continued on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Troy State University, Troy, Alabama with Advanced Studies at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. She was married Donald W. Sawyer, Jr. on January 26, 1974 and they were married 34 years. CJ worked as a Special Education teacher for Montgomery, Alabama and Fairfax, Virginia for 25 years. She enjoyed her gardening, reading, and rock collecting along the shores of Lake Huron. She was also a charter member of the Sunrise Garden Club (Michigan), lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, director and teacher of AWANA program (Michigan) for 11 years, former member of American Baptist Women of Michigan (ABWM), Mission Coordinator for the First Baptist Church – Lincoln (Michigan), and member of the Alcona Historical Society for 15 years. She is survived by Jeffery and Masako (Nakada) Sawyer, Christine (Sawyer) and James Driscoll, granddaughters Haley, Gillian and Neve Driscoll, sisters Deborah Flora and Anita (John) Deavers, and her two kitties Tammy and Jenny. CJ was preceded in death by Donald W. Sawyer, Jr. (husband), Davis C. Moring (father), Helen J. Moring (mother), Barbara A. Moring (sister). She will be buried next to her husband Donald. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Dalraida Baptist Church, 3838 Wares Ferry Road, Montgomery, Alabama 36109 or First Baptist Church – Lincoln, 202 E. Main Street, Lincoln, Michigan 48742. The families of Sawyer and Moring wishes to thank family and friends as well as Sabrina Scott and Friendship Healthcare Services for their love and care during this time. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Cynthia Jean "CJ" Sawyer, please visit our flower store.


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