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Cynthia D. Walker

1965 - 2023


On October 21, 1965, the world was blessed with an angel in the form

of Cynthia Denise Walker. Cynthia grew up in Queens, NY. She

attended Springfield High School and continued on to attend

Queensborough Community College, where she earned her Associate

Degree. Later in life, She earned a second Associate Degree from

Dominion Theological Seminary School.

Family meant everything to Cynthia. She would often shop, cook,

travel about town and engage in long discussions with her mother

Evelyn Walker- Stovell, her sisters, Sonia and Tanya and her nieces

Nydja and Nia. She loved her mom deeply and was very protective of

her. Every year she eagerly planned and organized a 4th of July

birthday celebration for her mom.

At a young age, Cynthia understood the calling on her life to service

and helping others. Her mother, Evelyn Walker- Stovell, encouraged

and guided her to always keep God at the forefront of her life. In the

late eighties, she accepted Christ in her life and was baptized at One

Way Church of Christ in Queens, NY. With such a magnetic

personality and an outgoing demeanor, people gravitated to Cynthia,

affectionately known as “Cin-Cin”. Naturally, she made a lot of

friends and was always there to lend an ear to support and celebrate

life events.

Cynthia married her childhood sweetheart, James Pereira and together

they shared 32 years of wedded bliss. From their union, they produced

two sons, Dr. Antonio Pereira and Aneicio Pereira. Without question,

Cynthia's sons were the center of her universe. She fought hard and

loved even harder to ensure a strong solid foundation for success was

in place for her sons. She prayed over them daily and always sent a

message of encouragement and bible scripture to their phones every

morning. Cynthia’s passion and commitment to helping others

extended to the NYC Dept. of Correction, where she served over 27

years as a Correction Officer.

During her tenure, she performed above and beyond her role and

responsibilities and was honored as Correction Officer Ambassador of

the Year. She played an active role in National Prayer Day, and

organized and led the annual Breast Cancer Walk for the Dept. of

Corrections, raising the highest amount of funds for the charity.

Cynthia’s charitable spirit did not end after her retirement. She

continued on her God- given assignment and generously shared her

time, resources and fund raising efforts for Toys for Tots at area

hospitals, Shelters, Soup Kitchens, the Veterans Administration

Hospital, Breast Cancer Walks and countless other charities.

Cynthia was a devoted wife, nurturing mother, protective daughter,

dedicated sister, loving aunt and a loyal friend like no other. She was

loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She

was the heart and soul of our family, with a sense of humor that filled

any space she occupied with lots of laughter. Cynthia was a lover of

life, an engaging spirit, a prayer warrior and someone you could

always count on. Above all, she was on fire for the Lord. Weekly, one

could find Cynthia on the prayer line praising the Lord, saying

“Hallelujah” or "Thank God for Jesus” as she opened or closed out

service and engaged in fellowship and prayer.

Cynthia is survived by her husband, James Pereira, two sons, Dr.

Antonio Pereira, Aneicio Pereira, her mother, Evelyn Walker- Stovell,

two sisters, Dr. Sonia Hood, Tanya Walker, two nieces, Nydja Hood,

Nia Hood, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Words alone

cannot express the void and sorrow that her absence brings. However,

we take comfort in knowing that her absence in the physical realm

means her presence in the loving and safe arms of our Lord and


Rest easy our loving Cin - Cin, (Sugalips, Mooka Booka) job well

done; you have earned your wings. Until we meet again, love will

keep us connected in heart and spirit. -The Family


Friday, December 8

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

New Hyde Park Funeral Home

506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY


Saturday, December 9

10:00 AM

New Hyde Park Funeral Home

506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY


Pinelawn Memorial Park

2030 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY


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