Juanita Mae Cunningham

February 19, 1931 - October 6, 2017
Juanita Mae Cunningham

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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.


Thursday, October 12, 2017
2:00 PM

Fletcher First United Methodist Church - Directions
50 Library Road
Fletcher, NC 28732

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  • October 10, 2017
    Marie and Butch Cozad says:
    Praying you will feel comfort and peace during this times and the many days ahead. Love to all!

  • October 10, 2017
    Carolyn Hill Sheehan says:
    Jeannie and Cindy. I am praying for the family that you will find peace. Your mom was loved by many and will be missed.

  • October 11, 2017
    Teresa Parris says:
    Prayers for all the family.

  • October 12, 2017
    Rosa Lewis says:
    Praying for all the family at this difficult time.