June 8, 1946 ~ March 8, 2017
Born in: Asheville,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
James Wilbur Cunningham, 70, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Charles George VA Medical Center. Mr. Cunningham was born in Buncombe County and was a son of the late Randall and Julia Woodrow Cunningham. He was an Army veteran and his working career was in security, with Pinkerton Security at Mission Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Weaver Cunningham; daughters, Betty Jean Williams and Tammy Dee Green; sisters, Gladys C. Jackson, Harriett C. King, and Glenna C. Smith; sisters-in-law, Henrietta Cunningham and Evelyn Cunningham; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the NC State Veterans Cemetery Chapel, Black Mountain. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.
This is a huge shock to all of us. My sincerest condolences to his entire family. He was such a happy and caring individual. RIP Mr. Jimmy you’ll always have a place in our hearts. Bless you for your forever smile.
Thank you Sir for serving our country .My condolences to the family may God Bless each and everyone and may God give you the strength you will need to carry on .
Sorry for the loss of your love one. John 5:28, 29 assures Jesus will restore life to those who has died. Revelation 21:3, 4 gives further assurance death will be swallowed up forever. What a wonderful blessing to look forward to knowing your loved one is in God’s memory. Hope this brings comfort.
My condolences goes out to the family. David and I will miss Jimmy stories of life. Nancy you are always in our prayers along with your family. God has his plans and you are in them Nancy, continue to believe.
To the Cunningham family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. So sorry for your loss. The loss of a loved one brings us feelings of anguish and grief, but you can find comfort and hope in God’s word, the Bible. John 5:28,29 says, ‘Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.’ What this can mean for you is a real hope of being reunited with your dear loved ones in a Paradise on earth where ‘death is no more.’ (Revelation 21:3,4)
i love you daddy and will miss so much
I love u baby with all my heart! I miss everything about u, u always made me laugh and u were so good to me!! See u soon baby!
Love u granddaddy!!!! Always and forever
This is so unreal, such a shock. I miss you so much granddaddy
To my Cunningham family, prayers and comfort for you during this time. I remember meeting Jimmy and Tammy when I lived in Asheville. Miss all of you dearly. Much love from my Mom, Mary Elizabeth Cunningham Johnson of Washington, DC and my family here in Michigan (your cousins my children Malik, Imani and my brother Ian)
Sending my deepest and most heart felt sympathies to my cousins on the passing of their brother, husband and father, grandfather and uncle Jimmy. So, so sorry to hear of his passing.
It has been awhile since I have seen Jimmy, but I remember him as always warm and friendly. May he rest in peace.
As a young child, memories were made visiting ‘Uncle Ran and Aunt Julia’ and my cousins who lived in a far away location, where travel to and from was scary as my dad drove around the narrow, winding, and ascending roads to your home. The hugs, kisses, love and well-wishes have transformed challenging times into calmer days. I remember the laughter, and infectious smile of so many relatives from Asheville, including Cousins Gladys, Glenna, Ruth, Robert Lee, and their children, cousins once removed. If I recall correctly, Jimmy had a twin name Johnny who predeceased him many years ago. In fact Johnny was one of the cousins who seemed to die awfully early.
As I look at the smile of Jimmy, recognizably familiar, and read the condolences of friends and family who intimately knew Jimmy, I am proud to share the same blood lineage, because I know all is well. May God Continue to Bless You.
I Love You All,
Angelia Kaye Sanders Kilgore (twin too, and daughter of Lawrence And Ruth Cunningham)
To. Nancy and Tammy and entire family. I have known you all since we lived beside each other at 171. Montford. You all were. Good neighbors all the time that was over 40 yrs ago. But since then I have come to know the other family. Gladys, Glenna Lawanda, Regina , Kim and Boo. So I feel part of the family. So my husband and I will keep you in our prayers and pray that. God will sustain you during this time and after. Peace to you all. Joyce and. Bernard Oliphant.
DEAR FAMILY, JIMMY WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND I HAVE KNOWN THE FAMILY FOR MANY DECADES. MAY THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT BLESS AND KEEP YOU AS WE PRAY YOUR STRENGTH IN THE LORD.
To Jessica and the Cunningham family, may God strengthen you all during this difficult time. Hold on to God’s unchanging hands!
I will truly miss my friend thank God for you & your wife(MAMA)that’s what I called her because that’s how she made me feel like her son & you Mr. C as I called you every time we talked&laugh; a good funny loving soul RIP!!
As you prepare to celebrate the life of your beloved Jimmy, please know that you, my family, are being remembered in prayer and love. I encourage you to cherish the wonderful memories of those special times you shared with him. I remember the Easters and other holidays spent with my cousins in Due West at Grand-mama Lula Mae’s, Jimmy included.Tammie, you were later included in those visits.
Love to all.
Mama,Jean,Tammy, and all of the grandchildren… I am so sorry for your loss. I will certainly miss seeing Jimmy driving around in West Asheville… there was always a smile and a wave…I appreciated that…You are all in my prayers.