Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Funeral services for Margaret Frankie “Polly” Brand Cunningham, conducted by the Rev. Ralph Singletary and the Rev. Brian L. Williams, were held Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Beulah AME Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the churchyard cemetery. Mrs. Cunningham, 78, died Monday, January 6, 2013, at the McLeod Hospice House of Florence. She was born November 9, 1935, in Kingstree, the daughter of the late Willie and Fannie Pressley Brand, Sr.. She attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was married to the late Luther Cunningham, Sr. Four children, Mary, Shonnette, Doward and Michael; and eight siblings, Elijah, Arthur, Henry, Willie, Lucille, Florine, Annie Mae and Makia, preceded her in death. She was a lifelong member of Beulah AME Church, where she served in various areas of the church, such as the missionary society, steward board and sang on the choir. Survivors are: two daughters, Dorothy Fulton (Freddie) of the home; and Jannette Cunningham of Kingstree; six sons: Irvin McFadden of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; James Cunningham (Gloria) of Kingstree; Luther Cunningham (Linda) of Lake City; Leroy Cunningham (Jill) and Christopher Cunningham (Teresa), both of Myrtle Beach; and Derrick Cunningham of the home; a granddaughter, she reared, Theresa Cunningham of Kingstree; a niece, she reared as a sister, Shirley Fredricks of Boynton Beach, Florida; a nephew, reared as a brother, Johnny Brand of West Palm Beach, Florida; several siblings; 17 additional grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.