‘Unwavering faith in Christ:’ Covenant victim’s focus — God, family, positivity

Bill Broyles, Cynthia’s brother, who was commonly known as “Cindy,” expressed that she possessed a steadfast trust in Jesus Christ. She was a devout follower.

“She would desire a constructive outlook on this to assist in the advancement of God’s realm on Earth.”

This undated image provided by the family of Cynthia Peak, shows Cynthia Peak, a substitute teacher at The Covenant School in Nashville. Friends described her as a loving friend and natural teacher. She and five others were killed during a shooting at the school on Monday, March 27, 2023. (Family of Cynthia Peak via AP)

When she entered as a former armed student, the Christian private school had undergone many changes. What she enjoyed the most in her life was helping young people, which she continued to do as a former substitute teacher at Peak Williamson, a small private school in Williamson County.

‘Our hearts are shattered’

The family of Peak released the subsequent statement on Thursday afternoon.

Her favorite roles in life were being a mom to three children. She was also an educator to students and a wife to her husband. Cindy was a beloved teacher to all her students and a pillar of the community. Our hearts are broken to confirm the loss of our beloved Cindy.

We are deeply saddened by this tragic event and our hearts go out to all the families of the victims. We take solace in knowing that she is embraced in the arms of Jesus and she never lost her unwavering faith. We are grateful for the hope of heaven. We will never cease searching for her.

Tennessee’s initial lady Maria Lee, who was acquainted with Peak from their time as educators, was one of the individuals impacted by the unfortunate event.

“Maria woke up this morning without one of her closest friends, Cindy Peak,” Governor Bill Lee stated.

At Covenant, Cindy stepped in as a replacement instructor yesterday before she was scheduled to come over to have dinner with Maria last night.

Peak, the Representative from Louisiana, described Owen as highly intelligent and extremely compassionate. Peak also highlighted Owen’s strong faith and dedication to family. Additionally, Owen was referred to as another longtime friend of Chuck, who is also a Representative from Louisiana.

“They follow the teachings of the Bible,” expressed Owen during an interview in Tennessee. “They exemplify being upright members of society. She originated from a lineage of truly honorable individuals.”

Owen mentioned that Peak was probably the happiest when she was with her family, recalling her big smiles in family photographs.

“I can guarantee you those are genuine smiles,” Owen stated. “That’s the identical smile that Cindy has possessed throughout her entire life.

“She most likely regarded those children in that school as her own family.”

‘Hearts are shattered’

The entire community adored their teacher, who was considered a pillar of the “Peak” community. The family of Peak’s issued a statement expressing their broken hearts.

“She always remained steadfast in her belief and we are aware that she is embraced in the embrace of Jesus.”

Peak, a Louisiana native, is survived by her spouse, a daughter, and two sons.

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In 1983, she graduated from University Christian Texas and in 1979, she graduated from Shreve High School as the captain. When her family moved to Shreveport in 1977, she attended Leesville High School in La until her sophomore year. Peak was born and raised in Leesville.

According to district records, she worked as a replacement educator at Williamson County Schools from 2007 to 2011.

Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana released a declaration on Tuesday night, encouraging the residents of Louisiana to extend their prayers for Peak and the other individuals impacted.