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Ms. Phyllis "Sister" Cunningham

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Cunningham Ms. Phyllis "Sister" Cunningham, age 85, born August 9, 1931, went home to glory on May 6, 2017 at her home. She was one of 12 siblings born to Richard and Julia Cunningham. Baptized at a young age at Flat Rock Baptist Church in Rome GA, she later rededicated her life through baptism at Advent United Church of Christ in Columbus, OH. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by our father and the love of her life Cleveland Traylor, her brothers Milton, Emanuel, Eugene, and Jimmy, two sisters Emma Jean and Rebecca, three sisters-in law, and best friend Flozella Martin. Left to cherish memories of Phyllis are her children, Richard (Evelyn) Cunningham, Shirley White, Melvin (Callie) Cunningham, Lillian Tyson, all of Columbus, OH, John Cunningham, Mary (Harnton) Bell, both of Godley, TX, Alberta (Valdon) Austin, Sr., Jeannie (Darryl) Davidson, and Thomas (Darlene) Cunningham, all of Columbus, OH; four brothers, Thurman (Yolanda), Herman, Richard and Bernard Cunningham; six sisters, Gloria Faye (Frazier) Hopkins, Bernice Crawford, Helen, Joelle, Gertrude, and Cheryl Cunningham, all of Columbus, OH; 23 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St., where her family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the start of service. Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith, officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. To express condolences to the Cunningham family, please visit her online memory book at www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 16, 2017
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