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William Cunningham

September 29, 1942 — May 9, 2024

Fort Pierce

William “Billy” Cunningham was born on September 29, 1942  in Fort Pierce, FL. He graduated from Lincoln Park Academy in 1962. 
 He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Having served his country for two  years, he was honorably discharged in 1964. William was employed  by Piper Aircraft for over 10 years, later transferring to Grumman  Aircraft, from which he retired. William was very well known and  loved throughout the entire community. He had a big heart for  people and no one was a stranger for long once he met them. He  impacted everyone's life that came across his path. He was a jack of  all trades. He started his Christian journey at St John United  Methodist Church. He served faithfully as a Lay Speaker, Sunday  School Teacher, Driver, Trustee, Missionary, and was consistent in  his concern and visitation for the Sick and Shut-In. His Christian walk  continued and ended at Community United Methodist Church.

William departed this life on Thursday, May 9, 2024. He was  preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Seymour Cunningham;  parents, Maggie Lee Jones and William (Sonny) Cunningham;  siblings, Robert Phuse, Glenn Cunningham, and Smith Lee Jones.

Left to cherish his memories are his four children: Vernita  Walker (Chevey) of Dalzell, SC, Vicki Williams (Kelcey) of Port St.  Lucie, FL, William E. Cunningham of Waldorf, MD, and Elaine C.  Reed of Fort Pierce, FL; Siblings: Ann Cunningham of Fort Pierce  FL, William K. Cunningham of Homerville, GA, and Bobby Jones  (Regina) of Odessa FL; Twelve grandchildren: Lakisha Miles of  Sumter, SC, Alexander J. Miles of Tampa, FL, Tamecika Lee (James) of Ruskin, FL, William E. Cunningham, Jr. (Shantanique) of Lithonia,GA,  Kayla L. Cunningham of Lafayette LA, Kiatta L. Williams of Port  St. Lucie, FL, Samuel J. Reed and Abraham I. Reed of Fort Pierce,  FL; Essence E. Cunningham, Armoni A. Cunningham, and Chanel A.  Cunningham of Waldorf, MD; Eleven Great-grandchildren: SPC (US  ARMY) Korey D. Miles of Washington State, Christopher X. Cyphers
of Beaufort, SC, King Miles-Colclough of Sumter, SC, Zavian Troupe,  James Miles, and Isaiah Miles of Katy, TX, Harmony T. Davis, Noah J. Lee, and Carter J. Lee of Ruskin, FL, Neveah E. Cunningham of  Lithonia, GA, Adonnis P. Jackson of Lafayette LA. Nephews and  Nieces: Donna Dixon (Seddrick), Leanna Williams of Fort Pierce, FL;  Calvin Cunningham (Qwensul), Shawn Cunningham, and Glenn  Cunningham of Orlando, FL, Lyndsay Jones of Odessa, FL, and  Vanessa Jones of Birmingham, AL; as well as numerous great nieces,  cousins, other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Community United Methodist Church, Fort Pierce.  

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Community United Methodist Church

3114 Okeechobee Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34947

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