November 23, 2018
MACON — Catherine Cunningham, 65, died Nov. 19, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Mariah M.B. Church with the Rev. Nick Taylor Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. Lee-Sykes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Cunningham was born Aug. 12, 1954, in Noxubee County, to the late Henry W. “Punch” Cunningham and Mary Nancy Cunningham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Eartha Lee Cunningham, Fannie Harris, Mary Catherine Cunningham, Annie R. Cunningham and Viola Cunningham; and brother, John Howard Cunningham. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Hayes of Waco, Texas; son, Lonzell “Jim” Thomas, of Waco, Texas; sisters, Annie P. Rice, Mary L. Brown and Martha Gavin, all of Macon, Lola Roby of Brooksville, Nancy M. Cunningham of Artesia and Hattie B. Cunningham of Macon; brothers, Henry L. Cunningham of Artesia, James Cunningham of Waukegan, Illinois and Lovell Cunningham of Columbus; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be her nephews. Memorials may be made to 163 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Macon, MS 39341.