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Official Obituary of

Yvonne Cunningham

September 12, 1947 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Yvonne Cunningham Obituary

Yvonne Cunningham was born to the late William and Ethlyn Kershaw on September 12,1947. She was the youngest of 6 children born to this union. Yvonne received her early education from the Catholic School System where she attended and graduated from Our Lady Mercy. After graduation she entered the Philadelphia School District where she attended and graduated from Simon Gratz high school. Yvonne attended Community College of Philadelphia where she received an associate degree in Early Childhood Education.  

She grew up in North Philadelphia with her five siblings, Isobel, Richard, Albert, Louis and Rose. During her adolescence she met the late Thomas James Cunningham and they wed on February 14,1971. From this union they had four children, Yvonne, Deatria, Rhonda and Dante Cunningham. 

Yvonne was employed by Whitman Chocolate Factory in 1979 until the factory closed in 1993. In 1995 she was employed by the School District of Philadelphia working with autistic children. She retired with the School District after being employed for 20 years. Yvonne loved going to the supermarket five- seven days a week. She also loved traveling, dancing, attending concerts and spending time with family and friends. She was affectionately known as paparazzi by her family because of the number of pictures she took.  

On March 6,2024 Yvonne departed this life for her eternal home. She was proceeded in death by her parents William and Ethlyn Kershaw, two brothers Albert and Richard Kershaw. One brother in-law Carl Leon Cunningham, two sister in-laws Joanne and Patricia Cunningham. 

She leaves to carry on her memory of four children: Yvonne, Deatria, Rhonda and Dante Cunningham. Four grandchildren: Calvin Jones, Amani Cunningham, Marquese Luker, and Kanyana Reese. One great grandson: Cody Jones, a sister Isobel Kershaw two sister in-laws: Barbara Cunningham and Bernadette Townsend two brother in-laws: Avery Micheal Cunningham, Victor Townsend. Two aunts, Rachel Hairston, Lucille Pressley. 

Her long-time companion Joe Walker, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

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March 23, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church
1800 W. Cambria Street
Philadelphia Pennsylvania, PA 19132

Celebration of Life
March 23, 2024

11:00 AM
Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church
1800 W. Cambria Street
Philadelphia Pennsylvania, PA 19132

Interment following funeral service
March 23, 2024

White Chapel Memorial Park
140 W. Street Road
Feasterville, PA 19053


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