Juanita Mae Cunningham, 86, of Fletcher passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Carolina Health Care System – Cleveland in Shelby.
Born in Wichita, KS, she was a daughter of the late Wertie and Josephine Columbia Daniels. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Cunningham; brothers, Ed and Mickey Daniels; and sisters, Grace Wilkinson, Vera Winkle, Betty McConnell, and Joan Cloud.
Juanita worked at First Citizens Bank for many years before retiring. She was a member of Fletcher United Methodist Church. She enjoyed taking part in church activities, volunteering at Pardee Hospital, gardening and watching things grow. Most of all, she loved taking care of people and spending time with her loving friends and family, who will all miss her dearly.
She leaves behind her daughters, Cindy Drake (Burney) of Shelby and Jeanie Long (Russ) of Fletcher; grandchildren, Kelly Hall (Joey), Bryan Drake (Shannon), Carrie Drake and Mark Baker; great-grandchildren, Will, Justin, Kyle, Lily, and Morgan; brothers, Allen Daniels (Lola) of Derby, KS and Bob Daniels (Sharon) of Wichita, KS; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Dot Dills and Joyce Youngblood.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made for the residents and the Alzheimer’s Garden Place c/o Carillon Assisted Living of Shelby, 1550 Charles Road, Shelby, NC 28152.
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Fletcher First United Methodist Church
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