Mrs. Mary Bell Cunningham was born in Lexington County, SC, on September 30, 1926. She was the daughter of Jessie Tolen, Sr. and Annie Mae Tolen. She attended Cool Spring School in Saluda, SC. She joined Wesley Chapel CME Church at an early age. She later left South Carolina and lived in Chicago, IL. There she met and married Frank Cunningham. She had a loving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and at the age of 96 departed this earth on March 12, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Cunningham; parents, Jessie Tolen, Sr. and Annie Mae Tolen; brothers, Jessie Tolen, Jr. and Robert Robinson and her sister, Lizzie Collins.
Left to cherish her memory are: her son, Louis Williams of Lexington, SC; brother, Charlie Tolen and sister-in-law, Fannie Mae Tolen of Columbia, SC; sister, Katie Carter of Batesburg-Leesville, SC; she is also survived by her devoted, caregiving nieces, Annette Tolen and Mary Tolen; a special cousin, Naomi Edmond and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
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