Cynthia M. Montgomery, age 84, of Gatlinburg, TN, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014.
She was born in Kansas, MO, Feb. 14, 1930, and grew up in Knoxville, TN, until she left to attend Saint Anne’s, an all girl’s high school in Charlottesville, Va. After graduation she returned to Knoxville and attended the University of Tennessee where she was a Chi Omega.
She eventually settled in Johnson City where she raised her three children. After the kids were grown she returned to Knoxville again before eventually retiring to Gatlinburg. She was a member of the Junior League of Knoxville.
She was first a member of St. John’s Cathedral Episcopal Church of Knoxville, a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kingsport, a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Johnson City, and then finally a Member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Gatlinburg.
She loved the outdoors and nature. She was an avid and very capable gardener. She was a very talented artist, having painted several original oil paintings for her family. And adored her pets, especially “Princie Pal” and “Buttons.”
Most of all she was “Gabby,” the affectionate name she was called by her wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she adored.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucille “Pet” Brunson McConnell and Thomas G. McConnell; and her son, Thomas McConnell Montgomery.
Survivors include her children: Cyndy Montgomery Reeves and Robert Wallace Montgomery; Grandchildren: Joseph David Reeves Jr., Jesse and Jenney Reeves Perloff, James Marshall and Rebekah Edwards Reeves II, Stephen and Iris Reeves Ramsey, Heather Marie Montgomery, Marlee McConnell Montgomery, Monica McClain Montgomery; Great-grandchildren: Jazlyn Iris Perloff, Jenesis Rose Perloff, Janessa Shel Perloff, Breanna Phillips, Gabriella June Reeves and Knox Edward Ramsey.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Knoxville or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Graveside service Friday, June 27, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Highlands Memorial Cemetery with Father Charles Livermore officiating.
A reception with the family will follow at Mariners’ Pointe Clubhouse, Keller Bend Road, Knoxville, TN.
Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, 118 East Main Street, Sevierville, TN 37862. 865/453-2835 (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)