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“Just found out about her passing. She was a wonderful person. We spent many hours discussing the "dance world" over coffee, She will ne missed ”
1 of 28 | Posted by: Becky McFerran - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Mel, My wife and i are in process of moving into an independent living apartment so things have been hectic over last several weeks. Just got my...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: John W. Owen, Sr. - Columbia, SC

“Grace,We are so sad about your loss. Your mom was one of the sweetest ladies we have ever met. Her kindness and generosity have warmed many people...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Minhthu Nguyen - Mount Pleasant, SC

“My deepest condolences to the family ... especially to Grace. ”
4 of 28 | Posted by: Chele Lane - Friend

“I am heartbroken to hear the sad news about Cindy. I have played bunko with Cindy for several years. She brought so much love and pure joy to our...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Kathy Bendt - Charleston, SC

“Condolences to you and your family ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Vanessa MvDaniel - Goose Creek, SC

“Our sympathies in this time of sadness We enjoyed our Friendship with the family Our love to Mel , Melissa and Grace Jill Eathorne Bahr - Patricia...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Jill Bahr - Jacksonville, FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Mel, and your family. May God provide you comfort and peace. May your memories keep Cindy alive in your heart...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Robin Sullivan Krofta - Other

“Mel,May God's comfort and love be with you and your family as you mourn for Cindy. Deepest sympathy.Fondly,Valli Bobo ”
9 of 28 | Posted by: Valli Bobo - Gilbert, SC

“To Grace, Sarah, her dad and I are so sorry to her of your mom´s death... we will always remember her with love and kindness.. how many times she...Read More »
10 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Massar

“To Kathy and Bruce, my sincere condolences in the loss of your sister Cindy. She was such a joy and a bright light in this world. I know you will...Read More »
11 of 28 | Posted by: Cheryl McGrew

“I was saddened to learn of Cindy´s passing. She came to work for me at the Naval Supply Center when she got out of college. She was a wonderful...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Joliene Bowers - Work

“Mel and girls, I am so very sorry for your loss! I remember having many fun times with Cindy when we were dancing together in the adult dance classes...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Denise Bone - Other

“Mel, Melissa and Grace, I'm am so sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. We had so many wonderful times together when Melissa and my Casey were babies. ...Read More »
14 of 28 | Posted by: Debra Evans-Ripley - Charleston, SC

“Mel, Melissa and Grace, I'm am so sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. We had so many wonderful times together when Melissa and my Casey were babies. ...Read More »
15 of 28 | Posted by: Debra Evans-Ripley - Charleston, SC

“Mel and Family- I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Cindy's passing. Sending you love, light and peace. With sympathy, Peg Lentz (Bruce's daughter) ”
16 of 28 | Posted by: Peg Lentz - Family

“Mel, I'm so sorry to learn of Cindy's passing. I have fond memories of her as a student in my history classes. She was an excellent student and was...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Archie Franchini - School

“Dear Mel,My thoughts and prayers are with you. My deepest sympathyto you and your family.Love,Mary Peters ”
18 of 28 | Posted by: Mary Peters - Charleston, SC

“Mel, Jen and I are so sad to hear of Cindy's death. Her love of Family was evident during her life. She will be missed by everyone who had the...Read More »
19 of 28 | Posted by: Dianne Maluvac and Jeanette McGee

“Mel, I am so very sad about Cindy's death. She was certainly one of my brightest students. May God sustain you and your family as you grieve...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Judy Epps - North Charleston, SC

“Thinking about you and your family. It was heartbreaking to hear of her passing. I know she will be missed dearly. She was a very sweet woman. I...Read More »
21 of 28 | Posted by: Ann Ray - Summerville, SC

Anna Ruby Falls above Helen GA
22 of 28 | Posted by: Terri Byrd - Villa Rica, GA

Melissa´s wedding shower
23 of 28 | Posted by: Terri Byrd - Villa Rica, GA

Melissa´s wedding shower
24 of 28 | Posted by: Terri Byrd - Villa Rica, GA

Virginia for mom´s 95th birthday
25 of 28 | Posted by: Terri Byrd - Villa Rica, GA

Sightseeing in the mountains
26 of 28 | Posted by: Terri Byrd - Villa Rica, GA

“We will miss your sweet presence ❤ ”
27 of 28 | Posted by: Terri Byrd - Villa Rica, GA

“My prayers and support go out to the family during this difficult time. Cindy was such a beautiful soul who always showed such grace and faith in...Read More »
28 of 28 | Posted by: Allison Wright - Goose creek, SC


Cynthia White Rauton, 56, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of Leonard "Mel" Rauton, Jr. entered into eternal rest Monday, January 10, 2022. Her funeral service will be held at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnel Pkwy on Friday, January 14th at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel.

Cindy was born May 18, 1965 in Rota, Spain, daughter of Thomas M. White and Kathleen Bailey White. A graduate of The Baptist College of Charleston, now known as Charleston Southern University. She was crowned Miss North Charleston in 1986. Cindy was also a former board member of the Charleston Ballet Theater. Family was her passion and she cherished spending time with them.

She is survived by her husband Mel Rauton, Jr.; two daughters, Melissa Strickland (Christopher), and Grace Rauton both of Pittsburgh, PA; brother, Bruce Gaillard of James Island, SC; and sister, Kathy McCaskill (Richard) of North Charleston, SC.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved twin daughters, Amanda and Bailey Rauton and her brother Luther Gaillard.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380.