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Cassandra Lynn Cunningham

12/18/1959 - 07/06/2017

Obituary for Cassandra Lynn Cunningham

Cassandra Lynn Bolton Cunningham "CANDY" 57 of Mt. Pleasant, TX formerly of Gilmer, TX died Thursday July 6, 2017 at 5:58 a.m. in Tyler, TX. Services will held Tuesday July 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. at First Assembly Of God 1919 Wood St. Gilmer, TX 75644; with Min. Lakeda Monroe officiating and Pastor Thaderus Monroe eulogist. Interment will follow at Cross Roads Cemetery in Gilmer, TX . Services are under the direction of J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services of Mt. Pleasant, TX. Viewing will be held Monday July 10, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

Cassandra Bolton Cunningham was born in Gilmer, Texas on December 18, 1959 to Velma Jean Bolton and Shirley Brinkley whom both preceded her in death; along with her brothers, Russell Eugene Bolton and Don Juan Bolton. Growing up, Candy joined church at an early age.

Cassandra attended Union Hill Schools then went on to attend Kilgore College. After working at Union Hill Elementary School for several years, she went on to further her education at Northeast Texas Community College where she received her degree in Education. She recently re-enrolled at NTCC to pursue a second degree in Criminal Justice. She was married to Anthony Cunningham and to this union one son, Russell Cunningham was born. Later on in life she met a special friend, Dannie Taylor.

She leaves to cherish her memory her son Russell (Jasmine) Cunningham and her daughter Kaitlyn Bolton. Cassandra also leaves her two precious grandchildren, Aiden and Ayla Cunningham to cherish her memory. Cassandra will be dearly missed by her sisters, Demetria Smith of Mt. Pleasant, Texas and Jacqueline Shepherd (her late husband Louis) of Gilmer, Texas. Candy has four brothers, Barry Bolton (Joyce) of Fort Worth, Texas; Stephan Bolton, Kirk Bolton of Gilmer, Texas, and Bruce Bolton of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; aunts, Dolly Marie Johnson of Longview, Texas, Wanda Johnson of Gilmer, Texas; extended family, Danny Taylor, Farrah Morgan, and MaKetha Taylor; special friends at the Dialysis Center in Mt. Pleasant, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

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