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Bette Cunningham

Bette Sue Cunningham (Guthrie)

Wednesday, June 9th, 1937 - Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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Obituary

Bette Sue Cunningham, 83 of Roanoke,VA, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 with courage and dignity.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin Roy and Lillian Swinburne Guthrie.

Bette Sue is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert Q. Cunningham (Bobby); her daughters, Debra Cunningham and friend Frank Smith; Andrea Cunningham; son, Jack Cunningham and wife Kimberly. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Clay and Parker Jamieson; Hannah, Jack, and Chloe Cunningham, as well as her devoted four-legged friend, Bubba.

Bette Sue was born in Ashland, Kentucky in June of 1937. She attended the University of Alabama, and then moved to Roanoke where she met and married Bobby. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Roanoke Assembly, the Roanoke Junior League, and past member of the Mill Mountain Garden Club.

Her true joys in life were her grandchildren, who called her Gaga. She never missed a child’s game, Christmas program, graduation, birthday party, or an opportunity to take a pleading child to get ice cream or lunch.

She was a loyal friend, loved traveling, was an avid bridge player, and a fabulous cook. She was loved by all who knew her for her fun spirit and spunk.
Private services will be conducted at St. John’s Episcopal Church at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Francis of Assisi. Online condolences at www.oakeys.com.
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Hannah Denton

Posted at 01:26pm
I have many fond memories of Bette Sue! Was such a joy each week for the last 20 years to help her and spend time together. It’s so sad to be separated but she isn’t hurting now and is waiting for us! Bette Sue blessed me in ways I would have never imagined and for the time we spent together I’m thankful. To the family rest assured Bette Sue would want us to pick up and move on. God Bless you all
LH

Lorelei Holt

Posted at 12:35pm
Bobby,

I am so sorry to read of Bette Sue's passing. Keeping you and the family in my prayers.

Lorelei (VA Asphalt)
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