Cynthia Everett Ponder, 91, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. Visitation was held 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, with services following at 11 a.m. at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Graveside services were at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Braxton Cemetery. Rev. Carlos Smith officiated.
Mrs. Ponder was born in Braxton, MS, on November 30, 1928, to Ernest and Bessie Bell Everett. She was a member of Braxton Baptist Church and was a beautician for 50 years.
Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Mann (Ray) of Braxton and Sonja Ponder of Brandon; grandchildren, Chris Mann, Desiree Cockrell, Chad Sills, Richelle Lamb and Brandon Ponder; great grandchildren, Devin Cockrell, Tyler Mann, Haleigh Cutrer, C.J. Sills, Bella Sills, Crystal Lamb and Lexie Lamb; and a great-great grandchild, Kadge Cockrell. Mrs. Ponder was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Ponder.
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