Jereldine “Jere” Cunningham, age 88, of Sulphur Springs passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at her home in Sulphur Springs. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Jere was born on December 23, 1933, in Paris, Texas to Joe and Eva Gertrude (Gibson) Ingle. She married Ben Lamar Cunningham on June 16, 1951 in Louisiana. He preceded her in death in 1994. Jere worked as the Dietary Supervisor for Woodhaven Nursing Home for many years and when she retired from there, she became a personal caregiver. Jere had a heart for helping others. She had an amazing memory and sense of humor and always had a soft spot for animals. She gave generously to animal charities. Jere loved to dance and sing. She was a soloist in her church, First Baptist Sulphur Springs.
She is survived by her children: Ben Cunningham, Jr. and wife Jeanne of Sealey, TX; Dr. Jeffrey Cunningham of Kyle, TX; Lex Cunningham of Sulphur Springs, TX; Ellen Cunningham-Jaggers of Mount Vernon, TX; grandchildren, Angie Cunningham-Thomas and husband, Donny, DanetteLovelady and husband, Aaron, Isaiah Tadlock and wife Melissa, Katie Jaggers, Zoe Cunningham, seven great-grandchildren; sister Betty Trotter of Amarillo; best friend of 50 years, Louise Mercer.
Jere was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ben; three sisters and three brothers.
Memorials may be made to an animal charity of your choice or sent to Ellen Jaggers P.O. Box 872 Mount Vernon, Texas 75457.