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Shirley Ann Cunningham

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain" Revelation 21:4

Shirley Ann Cunningham was born in Searcy, Arkansas to the late Mary Frances Cunningham and Leroy Turnage on September 20, 1942. On the 20th day of August 2016, the angel of death came into the room of our sweet sister and with chilly fingers sealed her lips and she entered into eternal rest.

She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age at West Pleasure St. Church, and after many years, joined First Baptist Church in Searcy, Arkansas. Shirley was a member of New Hope Industries in Searcy over 40 years, and she resided at the Searcy Group Home for Women, until her health failed. Despite her disability she would not let anything get in her way, when she was younger in age, she would get off the New Hope Bus and walk a short distance to Barb's Barbecue and get her favorite: COKE and Barb's special burger and fries, and she and Barb developed a beautiful friendship, which enriched Shirley's life until passing.

She was preceded in death by a brother Walter T. Cunningham, sister Penny Cunningham, nephew: Chuckie Cunningham, niece Sheila Cunningham Williams, great niece Shanlan Cunningham and great nephew Myles Smith.

She leaves to cherish her memories: sister: Jeanette Williams (Michael Sr.); brother Marvin Robinson, of Searcy, sister-in-law Sheba Cunningham of Little Rock, nieces, Tiffany (Aaron) Thompson, Tamika Williams, nephews: Sam Cunningham (Tori) and Michael Williams Jr. (Tianna), Walter Cunningham Jr., great nieces: Whitney Cunningham and Peyton Jelks, Mariah Williams, Shakelai Bolden, and Tramelia Smith, great nephews: Michael Williams, Austen and Drew Thompson, Justice Cunningham, Grant Smith, Caleb Cunningham, Taylon Williams, Tucker Cunningham, Michael Williams III and great great nephew Tristen Cunningham, very special friends, Barbara Hill, Donna Ramsey, Mary Lou Dunn, and the Girl's Group Home family, cousins, in Los Angeles, California and Rochester, New York, and a host of relatives and friends.

Ms. Shirley was a beautiful caring person, and always had a smile on her face, she took great pride in knowing that she was a part of a loving and wonderful family. She was loved by everyone and enjoyed having family and friends around her. She will be the angel watching over us as she did while she was on this earth.

"Let not your heart be troubled" John 14:1

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks for the many expressions of love shown to them these past few days. Special thanks to The Crossing at Riverside Assisted Living Center & the Hospice Staff, for the loving support and care you bestowed on Shirley during her illness. May God richly bless and keep you in our prayers.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24th at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24th at Searcy-McEuen Chapel with burial following at Crow Cemetery.

All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
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  • Visitation

    August 24, 2016
    10:00 AM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    August 24, 2016
    11:00 AM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300


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She had a smile on her face no matter how bad she felt physically.

Posted by Brenda Bennett - Searcy, AR - Friend   August 27, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by Rose A Whitelow Jacksonville, Ar    August 23, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So many memories together....30 years ....I loved her so. She'd look at me and say me-uuuuu go...I'd ask where? and she'd shrug her shoulders...I'd finally guess "out to eat?" and off we'd go. I loved every moment with her at the workshop and the group home, and she'd light up when I'd surprise her at the nursing home. A wonderful lady with the biggest heart, lovely sense of humor, and the biggest smile. She'll love Heaven and they'll love her.

Posted by Donna Ramsey - Kensett, AR - Friend   August 22, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM