News and Tribune

June 26, 2013

Sharon Cunningham, 79; of Louisville

A memorial service for Sharon Cunningham, 79, of Louisville, will be at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Kraft Funeral Service, Charlestown Road Chapel, New Albany. On June 24, 2013, at 6:55 p.m., the sun set on Cunningham.

He was born Jan. 27, 1934 in Egypt, Miss. to the late Jerry and Shirley Cunningham. He was the oldest of three children. In 1947, he left Mississippi for Chicago, Ill. which is where he met and married Jeanette Kuykendall Cunningham and they had three children. Jeanette preceded him in death in 1992. In 1998, Cunningham moved his youngest child (from a previous relationship) and himself to Louisville. 

He is survived by his brother, Wilfred; his children, Jerome, Gregory and his wife, Vicki, Duane, and Marissa; eight grandchildren, Mardisa, Angel and her husband, David, Shannon and Jasmine, Nathan, Tori, Carl, and Chris; three  great-grandchildren, Joy, Dale, and Jade; and a host family and friends who will truly miss him.  

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all of his friend’s at Community Towers, Gentiva, all of those who cared for him at University of Louisville Hospital, and Kraft Funeral Home.  

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.”

A gathering of family and friends will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.