Cynthia “Cindy” Dawn Lester, née Craft, 60, of Hardy, (originally of Fincastle), a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed Friday, December 25, 2020 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after a lengthy battle with chronic lung disease.
Cindy was a barber in Botetourt and Franklin Counties for 35 years. She was very artistic and enjoyed making jewelry, painting, and making stained glass pieces.
Preceded in death by her father Carter Milton Craft Sr. and mother Eula Marie Craft of Fincastle, she is survived by her husband, James “Jim ”Lester Jr. of Hardy; sons, Shane Wood (Shannon Wood) of Troutville, and Dustin Wood of Roanoke; step-daughter, Amber Sprinkel of Troutville; stepson, Trey Lester (Nikki Lester) of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandsons, Julien Davis, Caleb Wood, Beau Koloda, Grayson Koloda, and Gunnar Lester; granddaughters Teigan Lester and Kendall Koloda; sisters, Joyce Wood (D.R. Wood) and Juanita Broughman (Doug Broughman); brother, Carter Milton Craft Jr. (Carol Craft); and dogs, Chloe and Madison.
A celebration of Cindy’s life was held at Tuesday, December 29 at Rader Funeral Home, Daleville with Pastor Ken Nienke officiating. Burial was in Godwin Cemetery. Her family received friends at the funeral home two hours prior to the service. For those with concerns with COVID-19 and social distancing, the service was livestreamed at www.rader-funeralhome.com/tibutes/Cynthia-Lester.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.rader-funeralhome.com.