Mrs. Reid Ward retired from BellSouth telecommunications in 2002 after 30 years of service. She also served as the Mayor of the City of Griffin in 2004. She is the owner/operator of Jolie Madame Beauty Salon in Griffin.
Cynthia is married to Tyrone Ward, who is employed by Delta Airlines. She is actively involved in the Griffin-Spalding Watch and Pray and enjoys catering with her husband. She has three sons and one grandson.