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Charles Edward Cunningham, Jr. August 24, 1939 - March 24, 2022

Date of Funeral

March 30, 2022

Charles Edward Cunningham, Jr., 82, of Horn Lake, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born in Booneville, MS on August 24, 1939 to the late Charles Edward and Reba (Shackleford) Cunningham, Sr.

Charles was a member of First Baptist Church of Horn Lake and was an electrical engineer building elevator systems.  He enjoyed producing videos and was a technology buff – many times having new technology before anyone else did.  He loved to travel, especially to Branson, MO, and was a huge Disney fan.  To him, family was everything and he didn’t miss a single event with his grandchildren.  He was a wonderful father and a perfect grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Charles is preceded in death by two brothers, James Michael Cunningham and Paul Reed Cunningham.

Charles will be remembered by his beloved wife of 37 years, Christiane (Lechemia) Cunningham, children Suzanne McAninch (Bo), Leslie Lane (Danny), Amie Cunningham (Brendan), Carrie Rae Cunningham (Kynan), Nicole Monroe (Mike), and John Steiner (Lisa), 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sister Donna Steward, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Twin Oaks Funeral Home, 290 Goodman Road East, Southaven, from 1:00 pm until the time of the service at 2:00 pm.  Burial will follow at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens.


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    Angie McQuilliams Herring says

    He always had a smile and a joke ready to be told!. H e loved his family fiercely! Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. Heartfelt thoughts go out to his family friends in this time of sorrow. We are thinking of you in this moment of pain. and sending love.

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    Tonya says

    Suzanne & Bo I love y’all so very much and I’m so sorry for your loss and sorrow. Our Lord arms will hold him forever and you’ll love your memories and cherish the time you were given. Peace be with you all. I know your dad was a good man and will always be proud of y’all. I wish I knew more to say to make it easier but just know I am praying like the dickens for y’all. So sorry. Ladybug

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    Tammy Cunningham McDonnell says

    I loved my Uncle Bud! He was a good man! I will cherish all the memories of his visits to Texas! I will always remember the video camera in his hand videoing us! He loved pictures and videos of his family! He loved having those memories! I am sending all my love, hugs, and prayers to his girls today! Sending love, hugs, and prayers to Kris!

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    Tammy Cunningham McDonnell says

    Uncle Bud was a great man! The Cunningham brothers have all been reunited! Wow! What a wonderful time they must be having! I will always remember him having the video camera in his hands videoing all the family! He loved pictures and videos! He loved having memories! He will be missed! Sending lots of love and prayers to all his girls today! Sending love and prayers to Kris today!

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    Ray and Sandi Gahagan says

    To my sweet nieces; I have known your Dad since third grade .He was always a good man and continued to be until He left us.I’m sure I will see him again someday in Heaven.Sorry I am a bit under the weather today, I am there in Spirit. 🙏👩‍❤️‍👨

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    Jayne Cunningham Lowery says

    Uncle Bud …. I knew you as Superman! I remember telling people how much you looked like Superman as a child. So many memories at momaw and popaw’s from the Volkswagen bus, Easter’s when y’all would come, 4th of July, and Christmas… so many visits and memories! We all love and will miss you so much! Suzanne Leslie, Amie, and Carrie you would think I would have words for you but I just don’t and really wish I could tell you something to ease this pain but i can’t. Just know that your Daddy adored you all and loved you more than you will ever know! Chris i can’t even began to know your feelings as I haven’t lost a husband know my prayers are with you!

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    Phillip Hampton says

    I worked for and around Charlie for more than 25 years at Dover/TkElevator. He was a great man and left a tremendous impact on my life. In fact I still have a glass rock on my desk in Atlanta that has the “Prayer of Jabez” embedded in it, compliments of Charlie. He had a strong faith that touched all those around him. As much as we all will miss him, he is in his heavenly home enjoying the rewards of “a life well lived” and probably enjoying the latest, cool technology (not yet seen on earth). I can’t wait to see him there!

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