Mary Cunningham

Death Notice for Mary Cunningham

We regret to inform you that Mary Elizabeth Hazelitt Cunningham, formerly of Lincoln County, age 85, passed in her residence of Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, October 13, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Sandy and Lucy Hazelitt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Elder D.L. Cunningham, six brothers, two sisters, and a stepdaughter, Joyce Ann Turner.

She attended high school in Fayetteville, Tennessee and accepted Christ at St. John A.M.E. Church in Mulberry, later on she moved to Petersburg and joined Caldwell United Methodist Church; after marriage they relocated to Chicago, Illinois; she became president of the Mother’s Board at Hopewell P.B. Zion Church. She will be missed and remembered with loving affection.

Mother Mary Cunningham is survived by: brother, Travis Cunningham of Shelbyville, TN; her four nieces: Faye Cannon of Murfreesboro, Margaret Graves, Mary Shelton; and Betty Garner; two nephews, Phillip Graves and Fred Shelton, two sisters-in-law Eula Cunningham and Pam Cunningham; brother-in-law Ervin Cunningham and a host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside committal and interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Fayetteville, Tennessee.

“When only memories remain, let them be beautiful.”

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