Barbara Cunningham

April 9, 1934November 18, 2018


A long-time resident of Grand Prairie went to be with the Lord peacefully on November 18, 2018. She was born April 9, 1934 in Denison Texas. Barbara was a long-time educator in the Grand Prairie ISD. A member of First United Methodist Church in Grand Prairie and an avid collector. She loved spending time with her grandkids and keeping busy at her booth in the Antique Mall. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Johnny and Helen Gregory and brother David Hunt of Grand Prairie. She is survived by her daughter Janis Graham and husband Bud of Mineral Wells, Texas and her son Mike Cunningham and wife Holli of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Grandchildren Travis Looney and wife Elise, Ryan Looney and wife Melissa, Shelbi Smith and Malone Cunningham; Greatgrandchildren Brayden, Riley and Emma Looney. Barbara is also survived by Jane, Greg, Doris, Scott and Melissa Hunt.

Memorials can be made in Barbara’s name to: First United Methodist Church 122 North Center St. Grand Prairie, TX. 75050


  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 25, 2018

Barbara Cunningham

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Linda DeCirte

November 21, 2018

I taught next door to Barbara for many years. She was such pleasure to be around, always positive and upbeat. We had a lot of laughs and great memories.

Dawn Dye

November 21, 2018

Barbara and my father (Don) dated in high school then reunited in 2001 they were inseparable for 13 years until 2014 when my father passed away. They spent 6 months in MA and 6 months (winter months) in TX and they alternate Christmas yearly. She remembered EVERYONES Birthday/Anniversary etc. and always had a card for EVERY occasion! Every Birthday we looked forward to hearing Barbara sing Happy Birthday over the phone to all of us. I will miss hearing her voice. I remember when we first met she had a hard time understanding my strong Boston accent but she quickly picked it up and may even had a little bit of Boston slang in her ... buggy = carriage, sack = bag, purse = pocketbook, tank = pond and many more. You will be missed by everyone that knew you Barbara! Thank you for all the wonderful memories and the love you gave me, Brian, Courtney and Tyler. Love you, Dawn Marie, Brian, Courtney, and Tyler