Beckie Cunningham, 62, of Mansfield, Ohio, died December 22, 2011 after a brief illness.
She was a homemaker for most of her life in the Mansfield, Ohio area after being born to George W. and Viola Hale in Pikeville, on December 23, 1948. She married George “Red” Cunningham on March 20, 1969 and moved to Ohio to start a new life and family.
She was a member of the Hillside First Church of God and enjoyed reading, playing cards, knitting and writing poems, many of which were published in different periodicals. She also persevered in trying to obtain her GED proving truth to the adage that you are never too “old” to learn. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband George and her parents.
She is survived by her four children Martha (Gary) Jones of Charleston South Carolina, North Cunningham, Sarah (Richard) Campbell, and West Cunningham all of Mansfield, Ohio; four grandchildren Debra, Sara, Taylor, and Victoria; great-grandchild, Khy-Marion; and special nephews, Timothy and Jeffrey Hale; four brothers Rufus (Shirley), Mart, George “Jr”, and Tom Hale, all of Mansfield, Ohio; sister, Linda Hale of Pennsylvania; half- sister, Virgie Frady of Crossville; along with several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life was held at the funeral home chapel on December 30. Interment was in the Beach Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Pikeville Funeral Home in Pikeville.