Raymond Lee Cunningham

RAYMOND LEE CUNNINGHAM, 100, of Pearland went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 30, 2005. He was born January 17, 1905 in Mesquite, TX the youngest of 5 sons. Raymond is a former Major League Baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals. He moved to Houston in 1934 and worked in the beverage industry for 40 years. Raymond married Madeline McCarley in 1948 and they were married for 49 years until she passed in 1997. Raymond is survived by two children, Gary Cunningham and wife Dianna, and Wanda Wiser and husband Gene; grandsons, Erik and Shawn Cunningham; granddaughter, Tanya Nelson and husband Alan; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Brandon Cunningham, Steven, Kristen, and Brittany Nelson; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at Forest Park Lawndale in the Family Chapel. Burial will follow Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at Mesquite Cemetery in Mesquite, TX at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be Monday, August 1, 2005 at Forest Park Lawndale from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Aug. 1, 2005