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Eddie Cunningham

Passed 08/16/2019

Obituary for Eddie Cunningham

Home going celebration for Eddie Wayne Cunningham, 66, will be 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Terry’s Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Theoangelo Perkins will be the eulogist. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Eddie Wayne Cunningham was born on June 17, 1953 in Talladega, Alabama to the late Mr. Elwood and Mrs. Essie Mae McKenzie Cunningham. He attended Westside High School and was a member of the 1972 graduating class Talladega High School.

In his young Christian life, he dedicated his life to Christ and joined Wesley Chapel AME Church in Talladega, Alabama. In later years, he united with Liberty Christian Church in Harpersville, Alabama where he was ordained as a minister under the leadership of Pastor Theoangelo Perkins. In 2010, he moved to Chester, Virginia and joined Mt. Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Vodricka L. Epps.

Eddie retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Talladega, Alabama in 2009 after 22 years of service.

On Friday, August 6, 2019, Eddie Wayne moved from his earthly home to his Heavenly home where there is no more sickness, sorrow, pain or suffering.

Eddie, lovingly known as Wayne, was preceded in death by his parents; his loving daughter, Tanika Sillmon; two brothers, Ricky Cunningham and Anthony Cunningham; three sisters, Darlene McKenzie Shepherd, Ella Lee McKenzie Sallee and Betty Ruth McKenzie Tuck.

Cherishing his memory is his dear caring wife, Charlotte M. Cunningham of Chester Virginia; his loving daughter, Kandi Cunningham of Sylacauga, Alabama; three grandchildren, Kayla (Bruce) Shepherd and Brittany Sillmon both of Talladega, Alabama and Dexter “DJ” Averiette, Jr. of Tuskegee, Alabama; one great granddaughter, Baby Alani Shepherd of Talladega, Alabama; one stepson, Gary (Angela) Graves of Houston, Texas; and stepdaughter, Katina James of Honolulu, Hawaii; seven step grandchildren; one step great grandchild; two brothers, MacArthur Cunningham and Alfred Cunningham of Talladega, Alabama; two sisters, Alberta Cunningham and Patricia (Gregory) Mosley of Indianapolis, Indiana; and many, many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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