Cynthia Hurd Jennings, 75, of Amarillo, died Monday, November 18, 2019. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday at Washington Ave. Christian Church, 3800 S. Washington St. with Pastor Lennie McCay officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Viewing will be from 10:00 am-12:00 pm on Saturday at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Dr. Cynthia was born December 14, 1943 in Amarillo to Charles and Katherine Hurd. She graduated from Wichita Falls High School. She went on to attend Texas Tech University, and earned her bachelor and master’s degrees in education from West Texas State University. She taught at several elementary schools over her career, including Hamlet Elementary, Mesa Verde Elementary, and Lamar Elementary. She retired in 2011 as assistant principal at Belmar Elementary. Cynthia was an active member of Washington Ave. Christian Church, where she served in the Family Service Center. She loved being outdoors, especially in Palo Duro Canyon. She also enjoyed riding her bicycles, gardening, and playing card games. She loved spending time with her grandkids. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Lee Ann Brinkley. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Jennings; three daughters, Donna Davis and husband Jim of Amarillo, Desi Kelly and husband Joe of Deer Park, and Cellini Quisenberry and husband Jeff of Orla; two sons, Greg Allen of Abilene, and Wes Allen and wife Susan of Denton; a brother, Charles Hurd of Boerne; her step-mother, Marie Hurd of Wichita Falls; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials may be made to the Family Service Center c/o Washington Ave. Christian Church, 3800 S. Washington St. Amarillo, TX 79110.
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