Cynthia Kay Corder made her journey to Heaven Sunday May 20, 2018, to be reunited with her parents and her best friend and sister, Charlene Schneider.
Cindy was born in Bellville on June 7, 1953, and grew up in Sealy with her parents and four siblings. After graduating from Sealy High School in 1971, she attended Blinn Junior College before making the move to Houston. While working for The Offshore Company, she met her husband Rick, and the two were married in 1980. They made their home in Houston and soon welcomed in two children, before making the move back to Sealy in the early 1990s to be closer to her large contingent of family and friends.
Cindy was a fun loving, easy going person with an enormous personality. Always laughing is probably the best way to describe who she was. It didn’t matter if she knew you or not, she was always going to say or do something to get a positive reaction, and if you came off as shy or not interested, you would be picked on until you gave her the smile she was after. The life of any party, she always made family and social gatherings more enjoyable, and that void will be deeply felt for all of us who had the pleasure of being around her.
As funny and charismatic as she was, she will always be remembered for her caring nature and generosity towards anyone and everyone in need. Cindy was often referred to as the “Rock of the Family” for her willingness to jump into action at a moment’s notice anytime there was a problem. She tirelessly cared for her sister, mother and father when they fell ill. Driving them to countless doctors’ appointments and looking after them in any way she could, often times while she was fighting illness herself. This selflessness didn’t stop there; she did the same for countless other members of the family and even friends over the years, always making sure they were taken care of no matter how tired or busy she was.
Although way too brief, Cindy was able to have a life she absolutely enjoyed. If you were ever at the house you couldn’t help but notice the many pictures and trinkets from Africa and Japan. Two of her absolute favorite places where she was able to live and would always share stories and fond memories of her time there. She was able to visit and live other places as well, such as Singapore and many countries in Europe. Above all else she enjoyed her family. She went above and beyond as a mother, always letting her children know how much she truly loved them and making sure they had everything they ever wanted growing up and even now. She was always there. More recently the joy in her life came from spending time with her two grandchildren.
If she went a day without seeing them she would make it sound like it had been a week. Always showing pictures to everyone, and lighting up so bright when telling stories about the things they would do together. As a true Grandmother or “Gammies” as she preferred to be called, she spoiled them beyond belief. They were her babies, and they loved her just as much.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Adelle Schneider, and her sister Charlene Schneider. She is survived by her husband Rick Corder, her son Chris and wife Janna Corder, her daughter Cacey and husband Cyril Stastny; brothers, John and wife Connie Schneider, Billy and wife Pam Schneider, Joey and wife Robin Schneider; grandchildren, Ellis and Cade Corder and many cousins, nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. Cindy was especially close to her cousin and best buddy, Adolph Kovasovic Jr. who she called or visited every day that she was able.
Cindy loved the Immaculate Conception church where her most important life events were celebrated with family and friends from the time of her birth until now. She will be missed for her many volunteer activities for the church and for her service to the church community.
Funeral Mass for Cindy was held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11 a.m.; under the direction of Knesek Funeral Chapel, Sealy.