Obituary, Patricia Webster Cunningham

Patricia Webster Cunningham died 3/2/2018 in an Austin nursing home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Dementia. Patricia was born in Coalfield (Morgan County), TN on May 21, 1936. She was the eighth child of ten children by parents Paris G. Webster and Linnie Myrtle Hill. Patricia is survived by her husband, Edward F. Cunningham, daughter Cynthia Cunningham-Piper of Buda, TX; son David Cunningham of Houston; three grand-daughters; three great grand-sons; a sister Elizabeth Anne Charamella of East Lansing, MI. After graduating high school in Coalfield where she excelled in academics as well as extra-curricular activities (band, drum major, election to Girls’ State) , Patricia attended college in Berea, KY, the University of Tennessee Knoxville, the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) where she earned a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education and a M.A. Degree in Elementary Education-Cognate Reading. As a graduate student at UAB she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education.


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