Cindy Sue Jones, 56, testified before Congress to help others with cancer

Cindy Sue Jones
Cindy Sue Jones

Cindy Sue Jones, of Virginia Beach, died following a 16-year battle with cancer on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at the age of 56.

She was born on Dec. 25, 1958, daughter of the late Donald E. and Olga (formerly Palermo) Mills in Pensacola, Florida. Cindy went on to help other people with cancer-related needs, working as a medical assistant in an oncologist’s office, being an active part of the Patient Advocacy Foundation for Cancer and testifying before the U.S. Congress to help others with cancer.

In addition to her father, Cindy was preceded in death by her brother Dennis.

Left to cherish Cindy’s memory are her mother, Olga Mills; daughter, Melinda Braithwaite; son, Christopher Jones and daughter-in-law, Suzanne; brother, Daniel John and sister-in-law, Melanie; sister, Sheila Robino and brother-in-law, Mark; four grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Cindy’s life will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Cindy’s memory be made to the American Cancer Society.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Altmeyer Funeral & Cremations.

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