Clara Magdalene Cunningham (Minnie), 67, was born July 29, 1952 to the late Wyatt and Sarah (VanDyke) Cunningham of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Clara was a member of the Frankfort community for over forty years. Building roots in the community, Clara made her way by private sitting for the elderly. Big Minnie, as some will remember her, was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed. She offered shelter to those who may have been between housing situations and always managed to make a way out of no way. She was a community babysitter, a community mother and a shoulder to cry on. She was a companion, a sister, a grandmother, auntie, and a friend to anyone who came her way.
Clara went home on December 09, 2019.
She is survived by her longtime partner, James W. Samuels; one brother, Walter D. Cunningham of Lawrenceburg, Ky; five daughters: Audrey (Kevin) Cunningham, Tessa Cunningham, Tisa (Krystal) Conway-Cunningham, Mary Ann Lewis, and Kathy Cunningham; two sons, Robert Cunningham and James Harris; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her four sisters, Amelia and Mandy Cunningham, Estelle Marshall, and Martha Brown; and two brothers, Wyatt Cunningham Jr. and Mitchell Cunningham.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00pm Saturday at Rogers Funeral Home with visitation preceding at 11:00am.
In lieu of traditional black attire, the family requests that guests wear UK blue in Clara's honor.