Mae Ella Cunningham

July 12, 1943 ~ August 12, 2020 (age 77)


Mrs. Mae Ella Miller Cunnigham was born on July 12, 1943 in Laurens County, South Carolina to the late Mr. Tommie (Bud) and Mrs. Nora Cannon Miller.  

At an early age, she accepted Christ and joined the Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cross Hill, South Carolina.  She later joined her husband at the Good Hope Baptist Church in Waterloo, South Carolina where she served as a deaconess, a member of the Missionary Society, and the Church of Heritage Historian.

She attended the public schools of Laurens County, South Carolina and graduated from the Adult Education Program at Clinton High School in Clinton, South Carolina.  She furthered her education with an associate degree from Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, South Carolina. 

Mrs. Cunningham worked in many different capacities in her life.  She served faithfully as a member of the Women's Home Aide Society No. 39, the National Council of Negro Women; the former president of Zeta Amicae Auxillary of Laurens County, and former member of the Eastern Stars. 

After thirty-five years of employment, she retired from Whitten Center in Clinton, South Carolina. 

In addition to her parents, she preceded in death by one sister, Ms. Vivian Miller; and two brothers; Mr. Tommie Lee Miller and Mr. Willie B. Miller. 

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Mrs. Mae Ella Miller Cunnigham passed from Earth to Eternity to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, South Carolina. 

She leaves to cherish her fond memories, her loving husband of fifty-five ears, Deacon James Cunnigham, Sr.; three sons: James Cunnigham of Chambersburg, PA, John (Vanessa) Cunnigham of Memphis, TN, and Dennis (Chris) Miller of Laurens, SC; one daughter, Sallie Miller of Laurens, SC; ten grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three sisters: Emma Jean (Ulysses) Latimore, Mary (Clarence) Latimore, and Irene Miller all of Laurens, SC; four brothers; Robert (Cynthia) Miller of Clinton, SC, David (Margaret) Miller, Calvin (Mary Alice) Miller, and Sammie Miller all of Laurens, SC; one uncle, Mr. WIlliam (Essie) Cannon of Landham, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends who loved her deeply. 

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 Service Program


August 19, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sanders-Thompson Mortuary, LLC
1235 S Bell Street
Clinton, SC 29325

Funeral Service
August 20, 2020

2:00 PM
Sanders-Thompson Mortuary, LLC
1235 S Bell Street
Clinton, SC 29325

Interment following funeral service
August 20, 2020

Rosemont Cemetery
807 Willard Road
Clinton, SC 29325

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