Marie Cunningham
1928 - 2021
Gordon Mortuary - Gaffney
211 E. Frederick St.
Gaffney, SC

Gaffney - Mrs. Marie Gladys Logan Cunningham, 93, of 702 Littlejohn St. Gaffney answered the Master's call on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 7:30am at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on October 7, 1928 and was the last living child to the late Deacon Sumpter and Rosa Lee Littlejohn Logan. She was a member of the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where she was an avid Sunday School and Wednesday night Bible class participant, church member, Sr. missionary, Sunday school teacher, and supported her Church well. She was also a regular member of the Gaffney Senior Citizen Center where she volunteered and was a member for 35+ years. While attending she was a member of the choir, Cherokee County NAACP (oldest active) member, Red Hatter's Society, Neighbor Ambassadors member, Beautiful Women's Club, and a member of the AARP where she also served in the capacity of secretary for many organizations. She loved to travel. She was given the name "Pop Up" from our late pastor, Dr. Roger Mason, whom she loved very much and would just popup anywhere he had an engagement. She loved her church. She was a 1947 graduate of Granard High School and went on to attend Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, SC.

Marie was a beloved mother and devoted wife. She was last employed and retired from 1965 to 1975 at Phillips Cleaners, owned by Olin R. Phillips.

She is preceded in death by her siblings, George Logan Sr., Elder Sammie L. Logan, and Gracie Mae Green Logan. A special aunt, whom she loved very much like her mother, Willie L. Logan, and an infant daughter. and one great-grandchild, Master Marek Smith. Mother Cunningham was married to the late Nelson C. Cunningham, Sr.

To this union six children were born. Left to cherish her fond memories are four daughters, Elizabeth Fincher (Walter) of Union, SC, Rev. Mary Johnson (the late Avis) of Gaffney, Ms. Helen M. Cunningham of Gaffney, Mrs. Lillian C. Clark of Gaffney; two sons, Nelson D. Cunningham, Jr. and Belton L. Cunningham, all of Gaffney; grandchildren reared in the home, Rev. Thaddeus Cunningham, Mrs. Rashuna E. Knuckles (Michael) of Tennessee, David R. Cunningham of Hickory NC, Bradley J. Cunningham, Walter Fincher (Jr.), Elizabeth Earlene Cunningham, Dores Jefferies, and Chaddeus Jones, all of Gaffney; Other grandchildren, Chris Owens of Union, Nelson C. Cunningham (Haley), Franshon Cunningham, Johnathan Norris, all of Gaffney; one aunt, Mrs. Sandra Rodgers Williams (Douglas) of Gaffney; 26 great-grandchildren, 1 great-greatgrandchild, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends; and special god-children, Milton "Tony" Corry of Charlotte, John Cunningham (Scooter) of Gaffney, and Mrs. Bridget Foote of Gaffney.

Public viewing will be on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. at Gordon Mortuary of Gaffney, 211 East Frederick Street, Gaffney, SC. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 23 at 1 p.m. at New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She will lie in state from 12 p.m. until the hour of service.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

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Published by The Gaffney Ledger on Oct. 22, 2021.
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Lying in State
12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
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New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
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