NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The family of 61-year-old Cynthia Peak said in a statement Thursday that their “hearts are broken” after discovering she was one of six casualties in a murder at the Covenant School in Green Hills.
The peak was working as a replacement teacher at the tiny private Christian school when the gunman entered the second level and started a fire Monday morning. Peak, two other crew employees, and three children were all slain.
“It breaks our hearts to confirm the death of our beloved Cindy Peak.” Cindy was a community cornerstone and an adored instructor by all of her pupils, according to her relatives.
The peak was born in Leesville, Louisiana, and subsequently earned a degree in education from Texas Christian University. She met her spouse in Nashville and wedded him on November 27, 1997, in Fairhope, Alabama.
Peak’s family said in a statement that her “favorite roles in life were being a mom to her three children, a wife to her husband, and an educator to students.”
She taught at Christ Presbyterian Academy and other institutions, including her own education group called Peak Academy, and she continued to teach outside of school by teaching students and conducting pool classes.
This weekend, her family will conduct a memorial ceremony. The viewing will commence at 10:30 a.m. Christ Presbyterian Church, 2323 Old Hickory Blvd., on Saturday, April 1, 2023.
Following that, at 12:00 p.m., there will be a Celebration of Life. Lance Brown will officiate at Christ Presbyterian Church on April 1, 2023.
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The family’s complete message is available below:
“It breaks our hearts to confirm the death of our beloved Cindy Peak.” Cindy was a community cornerstone and an adored instructor by all of her pupils. Her best jobs in life included mothering her three children, being a partner to her spouse, and teaching pupils.
We will never be able to forget her. We are thankful for the prospect of Heaven. She never faltered in her faith, and we know she is safe in Jesus’ embrace. As we mourn this terrible catastrophe, our thoughts go out to the relatives of all the casualties.”