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Cyndi Packer

March 17, 1962 — August 12, 2022

Cyndi Packer, 60, passed away at her home in Delano on Friday, August 12, 2022.

She was preceded in death by her beloved dogs, Moonpie B. Mudpup, Sadie Mae Cakes, Sugarfoot, Emma Mae Tucker Muffins, and Boo Bear Jellybean.

She leaves behind her beloved husband, best friend, and partner in crime Chris Packer of Delano; daughters, Shannon Patterson of Etowah, and Amanda Jack of Athens; son, Brent Thompson of Canada; granddaughter, Lakota Patterson; grandsons, Devin Patterson, and Perrin Jack; one sister, Sharon Coe of Etowah; her companions, Krishna, Terra, Mammy, Dobby, and her attic snake Lucy; her dearest friends, Don and Johnnie Moses of Etowah, Joanna Meyer of Tellico, and Kathy Green of Benton.

Cyndi devoted most of her life to rescuing wild animals and rehabilitating them until they were able to be released and successfully live in the wild. She loved her Appalachian Mountains and hiked every trail in the Southern Region of the Cherokee National Forest, spending weeks at a time alone in the wilderness areas. She enjoyed teaching children about wildlife and stated she does not really care or worry about her next incarnation but would love for it to involve taking care of animals in need.

She wished that her sense of humor will always be remembered of her love to laugh and enjoyed playing practical jokes on those she loved. Toward the end of her life, she enjoyed spending every moment she could with her family and making memories, in hopes that it would ease the pain of her absence.

She lived as a devout Democrat and fully believed every human has the equal right to love the person of their choosing, believe or not believe in their religion of choice, marry who they love, seek a life and freedom away from war zones, and find happiness without oppression.

Her cremated remains will be placed at a destination very dear to Cyndi.

There will be no formal service.

In lieu of flowers, she asked that you show compassion to an animal in need of love. 

“Let me live among the trees, for they have been so kind and never raised their voice” - Cyndi Packer

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Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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