John Willis Cunningham, Jr. 50, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021.
He was the son of Henrietta Cunningham and the late John Willis Cunningham, Sr. John attended the Asheville City Schools and was a graduate of Asheville High School Class of 1988. He received an associate degree from Asheville-Buncombe Technical College. John was currently employed with South of Philly Restaurant and previously worked at Circle “B” BBQ Restaurant for 18 years and several years at Lustor. John loved music and worked as a “DJ” at several local venues.
John was preceded in death by his son, Darius D. Cunningham, grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives.
In addition to his mother, left to cherish his memory is a son, John “Jay” Cunningham, III (Dominique); sister, Lisa Hutchison (Robert); grandchildren, Lahjayah and Jahid Cunningham; nephew, Jamal Hutchison; oldest friends, Stan, Anthony, Danny, Victor, Terrell, Andre; and a host of other family and friends including the “Class of 1988”.
John was as a truly kind person who loved everybody and from all the condolences, they loved him also. He will be missed by family and friends. Rest in Peace, John. We Love You.
Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Thursday, January 15, 2021 in the chapel of Ray Funeral & Cremation Service. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance will be limited to 50. Attendees must wear a face covering, sanitize hands and social distance. The service will be live-streamed via the website.
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