Service: Friday, December 30, 2022 Leak & Sons Funeral Chapels ~ Country Club Hills, IL 60478
Cinderella “Cindy” Rosetta Farris was born on April 27, 1951, in Clearview, Oklahoma, OK to Macy Farris and Sylvester Franklin. Rosie and Lloyd Swain raised her. She was reared in Chicago, IL by Florence Watson. She attended school in Clearview and graduated from Weleetka Hight in 1969. While in high school, she participated in cheerleading, choir, and the dance tea. As a child, she learned to play the piano and became an excellent pianist where she received many awards.
She attended college at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma where she graduated in 1972 and later continuing her studies at Governor State University in 1987-1989 for Musical Arts.
After college, she began her career with the State of Illinois and later worked with AFSCME as a chief steward for 15 years. In 1998, Cinderella along with some of her colleagues and friends, founded a charity non-profit group called The Visionary Friends. She served as president for many years until she stepped down and continued as an active member until her health begin to decline.
Cinderella became a member of Christ Universal Temple and attended serves every Sunday although her health was in decline, she did not miss. On her days at home, she gave piano lessons.
During her retirement years, she worked for Macy’s as a gift wrapper during the Holiday season. Christmas was her favorite holiday. Her family referred to her as “Santa Claus’ because she gave the best presents.
She had two children, DeAndre Watson, and Nicole Owens, whom she loved dearly. Her only grandchild, Cinderella Owens, was named after her.
They were especially important to her.
She hosted the holidays at her home every year. She also attended the family functions near and far away. On April 22, 2000, at the Haley Mansion, she married Terry Gene Steed. He was the love of her life, he was her personal chef, handyman,
Road work on Clearview streets continue. The streets are beginning to look good. Ted Jackson is home a doing remarkably well after spending one week in the hospital. His strength and appetite are returning. Please continue your prayers for those on our sick list: Ted Jackson, Clifford Normore, Billy Walker, L.C. and Irene Carson, Sharon Patton, Laura Beavers, Dorothy Loggins, Marjorie Plunkett, Ethelene Scott, Kurrilue Johnson, Earnest Hamilton, and Johnny West. and her best friend. Cindy really enjoyed shopping and decorating. She always had the latest fashion trends and was a “Dresser.” And she loved shoes, she was a true Cinderella. She wore lots of purple and red, they were her favorite colors. She loved to sew, read books, do nail art, and make jewelry.
Cindy was preceded in death by her mother’s Macy Lynch and Florence Watson, her sibling; Caroline and Maurice; her grandparents Lloyd and Louise Swain; her aunt Louise Alford; and her best friend and cousin Romeo Alford Jr.
Cindy is survived by her husband Terry Steed; siblings, Debra, Diane, (Half Sister) Sandra, Gregory, Billy, and Lloyd David. Her two children DeAndre and Nicole. Her grandchildren, Cinderella whom she raised and loved as a daughter, and Tiene (Grandfather side). She had a host of nieces and nephews, friends, and extended family.