Cynthia Joann Hixon

Cynthia Joann “Cindy” Hixon, 53, of Riverview St., Pembroke, departed this life Tuesday morning, September 4, 2012 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. Born in Tacoma, Washington on August 1, 1959, she was a daughter of Ernest “Doug” and JoAnn Meredith Eaton of Ripplemead. For over thirty-six years she had been employed as an Executive Secretary in the Animal and Poultry Sciences Department at Virginia Tech. She was a 1977 graduate of Giles High School.

She leaves to cherish her memory her parents; her husband Jerry W. Hixon; her son William D. “Will” Hixon of Pembroke; her daughter Cassandra N. Hughes of Pembroke; her grandchildren Desirai Lynn Hughes and Aubbrie Grace Hughes; her sister and brother-in-law Tammy and Jerry Roach of Pearisburg; her step-daughters Bobbie Joe Stanifur of Blacksburg and Rebecca Stanley of Radford; and her five step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 until 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.