Mrs. Viola Cunigan, 91 of Ft. Laud., FL. was called home to glory on Oct. 4, 2012 at the FL. Medical Center of Ft. Laud., FL. after a sudden illness.
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She was born on Sept. 27, 1921 to the late Cora and Jerry Horne of Quincy, FL. In early 1950 she moved to Ft. Laud., FL and married the late Ishmael Thurston and from this union three daughters were born Rona, Dorothy and Barbara. Barbara and Dorothy preceded her in death and a grand-daughter Chevalla Yates. She later married Eddie Cunigan who also preceded her in death.
She gave her life to Christ and was a member of the New Mount Olive Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and nurturing grand-mother.
Survivors are: Daughter Rona (Rudolph) Mizell Lake City, FL. A brother Willie (Mildred) Horne, Ft. Laud., FL. son-in-law Melvin Williams Ft. Laud., FL. (7) grand children MGY Sgt. Kerry (Frances) Yates Sr. Retired (USMC), Lake City, FL., Lt. Col. Demetrius (Tomoe) Mizell (USAF), Washington, D.C. Monique, Chamone and Nicole Williams all of Ft. Laud., FL. Lajeanne (Thomas) Kerney Jacksonville, FL. (10) Great-grandchildren and (4) great-great Grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church 400 N.W. 9th Ave. Ft. Laud., FL. with Dr. Cyrus Pettis, officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, Oct. 12 from 5-8P.M. at the Roy Mizell/Kurzt Funeral Home 1305 N.W. 6th Street (Sistrunk Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Ph. 1(954) 467-3426.)
Published in Lake City Reporter on Oct. 10, 2012