She could make us laugh and she could make us mad, recently she made us cry. When Cynthia Eldridge first came to Russell’s Pest Control no one realized the impact she would have as an employee, co-worker and friend. From day one she seemed to know what she was doing, or at least acted like she did. Her confidence was visible to all. She loved her job and said this was one of the only jobs that she was eager to come to each morning.
Cynthia also loved her family and her friends unconditionally. She had so many talents, if you were lucky you heard her beautiful voice sing. Her sense of humor had no boundaries and there was no one that she didn’t accept for who they were. Whether you knew her well or barely spoke to her she made some kind of impression on you.
Her strength and her faith is such an inspiration even now. We will all remember Cynthia in each of our own ways and she will be missed by so many. Her husband, James said “don’t remember Cynthia as being sick, remember her as laughing and smiling like she would want us to.” That laughter, those beautiful blue eyes and all of the different hairstyles will stay in our memories forever.
*Written by Tracy Fuqua
In honor of Cynthia, Russell’s will be establishing the Cynthia Eldridge Award of Excellence. This award will be given every year on June 21 to an employee that has excelled throughout the year at their job duties. The award will be given to an employee that Cynthia would have called a Rock Star!