Funeral services for Country Day school education set for Monday, April 26

By EverythingCenla staff

Memorial services for Cynthia Rose Cook Golmon, 64,  will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, April 26 , at Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria with Dr. B. David Brooks officiating.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria.

Mrs. Golmon, 64, of Pineville passed away Thursday, April 22.

She was a lifetime Louisiana resident and educator with over 40 years experience recognized as the Louisiana Secondary Teacher of the Year in 1993-1994. She was a fearless warrior for Christ who laid down her life for all those she encountered to the glory and honor of Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis Taylor Cook and Laverne Cooper Cook.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Richard Lee Golmon; daughter Stephanie Golmon Williams and husband, Michael Williams; son Richard Taylor Golmon and wife, Mollie Maricle Golmon. She was the proud grandmother of Whitney Rose Williams, Emilye Grace Williams, McKayla Saucier, and Kennedy Lola Golmon.

Memorials may be made to the Cynthia Rose Golmon Memorial Scholarship Fund, 5011 Jackson Street Extension, Alexandria, LA 71303.

Golman was killed in a three-vehicle crash about 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 49 south, just south of the Purple Heart Bridge, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

According to witnesses, Golmon was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima, when it left the Purple Heart Bridge headed to I-49 South. Instead of merging with traffic, Golmon’s vehicle turned left onto the interstate as if she was turning left at an intersection.

A 2007 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by Alyson Pharr, 42, of Lafayette, broadsided Golmon’s vehicle as it turned left. At that point  Patrick U. Smith, 30, of Poplarville, Miss., who was driving a 2003 Peterbilt, 18-wheeler, slammed the truck’s brakes to avoid the crash. The truck hit the rear of Pharr’s Chevrolet causing it to spin around.

Golmon had to be extricated from her vehicle. Acadian Ambulance took her to Rapides Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead about 11:30 p.m. McKyla Saucier, 5, a passenger in Golmon’s Nissan was taken to Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries.

Acadian Ambulance also took Pharr to Cabrini, where she was treated for moderate injuries. Smith was not injured and refused medical treatment at the scene.

Routine blood toxicology tests are being conducted on all three of the drivers.

The crash remains under investigation.

2 Responses

  1. So very sorry for your loss…

  2. Mrs. Cynthia, you will be missed here on earth, but we can be glad that you went home to be with Jesus. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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