Cynthia Leigh Draper "Cindy"

Cynthia Leigh Draper, age 57, of Smyrna, DE died unexpectedly from a rare blood disorder. 

Born in Wilmington, DE on July 8, 1960, Cindy resided in Delaware for most of her life.  She was a Glasgow High School graduate, class of 78’, and also obtained numerous certifications, including her CNA.  She worked for the University of Delaware and then moved on to a professional career in real estate.

Always with a green thumb and sweet tooth, Cindy loved gardening and baking.  She also had a fondness for animals and volunteered throughout the state of Delaware.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Gutowski Draper, and her 2 stepmothers, Judith and Linda Draper.  She is survived by her father, George Draper, Jr. and 2 sons: Paul Neil, Jr. (Lisa) and Scott Neil (Courtney); her sister, Carolyn Neil (Dave); brothers, Chris (Rhonda), Steve and Brian Draper and Richard and Carl Trincia (Linda); multiple grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many friends.

Cindy died on November 25, 2017 in Newark, DE with her loving fiancé, Craig Wetherby, by her side.  A gathering to celebrate Cindy’s life will be held at Mealey Funeral Home on Saturday, December 2nd, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.  An intimate service will immediately follow. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713 in Cindy’s honor.



I am deeply saddened by this unexpected loss of a wonderful person and an extremely dedicated employee. Cindy you are going to be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers to your family and fiance. Kimberleigh Randle Modells Property Management Services

Submitted by Dee Cook on
I will miss you terribly my dear cousin. You knew how to have fun and was a fabulous cook. I was just saying this past summer that you made the best potato salad. May you rest in peace my dear. Cuz - Dee

Submitted by Olivia on
I'm so sorry for your loss, it's painful to lose someone you love. I would like to share with you and your family and friends an encouraging message from the Bible. Revelation 21:4 promises us that God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain will be any more. The former things have passed away. You could be in pain right now but very soon God is going to turn things around and we know that for sure because the Bible gives us that promise. And the Bible is God`s word. Please read those scriptures with your Bible. I hope this message gives you courage during this time of bereavement.

Submitted by AW on
To the friends and family of Cindy I am sorry for your loss. Continue to draw close to god (James 4:8) he can and will help you get through this difficult time.

Submitted by Rebecca on
I'm sorry to hear about your loss and pain and wanted to share the Bible's hope of a resurrection at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My deepest Sympathy go to the Draper family, may your memories of your loss loved one comfort you and your family today and always, please take comfort in God's word at 2 Corinthians 1:3 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort".