Betty I Cunningham
August 18, 1925 – February 6, 2021
Betty “Tina” I. Cunningham, 95, of Daytona Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 6th, 2021. Betty was born August 18th, 1925 in Charlotte, North Carolina, to the late Ralph George Clark and Mildred Clark (nee’ Smith). Raised also by her beloved maternal grandparents, William “Pop” Smith and Ethel Iola Smith (nee’ Wood), she grew up in Albemarle, North Carolina, during the lean years of the Great Depression. Educated in the full curriculum of the times, including learning Latin, Betty developed a life-long love of reading and learning. She was also always loved by all who met her, for her quick wit, fun-loving character and her vast knowledge of almost anything. Her many interests and hobbies included flower gardening, embroidery, collecting fossils, arrowheads and pottery shards in nearby fields, polishing semi precious stones and making jewelry, and raising succulents. Betty loved animals, and over her life had as pets numerous cats and dogs, as well as a raccoon, chickens, a Muscovy duck, rabbits, a horse, a de-scented skunk and tropical fish. All her life, she always said all she wanted was to have children, her youthful dream was to have 6. Betty was blessed with four sons, which she doted on and loved until the very end. Besides her beloved grandparents and mother and father, Betty was predeceased by her husband Robert Cunningham, and her aunt Inice and uncle Paul and aunt Lillian. Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory, her 4 loving sons, Patrick A. (Judy) Cunningham, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Kevin P. (Kathy) Cunningham, Hendersonville, North Carolina; Geoffrey C. Cunningham, Daytona Beach, Florida and Brian J. (Elaine) Cunningham, Port Orange, Florida. She also loved her five grandsons and 2 granddaughters and 2 great-grandsons and 1 great-granddaughter very much, and her beloved 3 nieces and 2 nephews. A Memorial is to be held locally in March. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.volusiamemorialfuneral.com or (386) 333-8431.