Gerogia Cunnngham

Georgia Beasley Cunningham

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for Georgia Beasley Cunningham

Gerogia Cunnngham

January 28, 1947
February 24, 2018

Georgia Beasley Cunningham 71 was born in Danville, Arkansas on January 28, 1947 to Jim and Alma Tolbert. She passed away peacefully on February 24, 2018 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents; one son Derrick White-Tolbert; brothers Raymond I. Adams, Coy L. Adams, Lawrence C. Adams, William J. Adams, sisters- Juanita Scott and Jennett Smith.
The family moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi where she accepted Christ at an early age, and began singing and playing the piano. After high school, she remained in Clarksdale and furthered her education at Coahoma College.
Georgia later moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where her son Derrick was born. In addition to being an amazing mother to her son, she served as Minister of Music for many years at Greater Rising Star.
She moved to Kansas City, Missouri where she met the love of her life, Lee Cunningham. Together they enjoyed ministering through song at various churches and special engagements where she would often play the piano. Bria, her granddaughter, was born and captured her heart. Georgia fought a good fight, but kept the faith believing that she would reunite with her son.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her loving husband Lee Cunningham; siblings, Charles Adams (Ruby), Elnora Jimmerson (Henry), Evelyn Brown, Jimmie Nicklos, Shirley Middleton; five sons, Damien Caldwell (Tamara), Steve Cunningham (Annette), Tony Gunnels (Boo), Rodney Graves and Kirk Graves; two daughters, Wandene Rivers (Carl), and Rena Abdulrahman (Ahmad); special goddaughter, Nicole McCray; special niece Bonita ‘Bonnie’ Haywood; granddaughter Bria Suria Tolbert; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Memorial Celebration held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at , 2200 Olive st. Kansas City, MO 64127 Celebration 11 a.m. Interment XII Gates Memorial Garden Kansas City, MO

Visitation Details


Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Service Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at
11:00 AM


Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

2200 Olive st. Kansas City, MO 64127

Interment Details

Interment Type: Cemetery

XII Gates Memorial Garden

Kansas City, MO

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500