Woodward, Okla. — Susie Cunningham 34 year old former Woodward resident died Saturday September 8, 2012 in Norman. Funeral services were held at 2:30 pm in the Living Word Fellowship Church with Reverend Eric Cox and Reverend Helen Crain officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Susie Mae Cunningham was born on November 15, 1977, the day after her mother's birthday in Dunlap, Tennessee to Clarence "Bulldog" McKinley Cunningham and Glenda "Sue" Childers. She was the third child. She had a big brother, Jamie McKinley and big sister, Linnie Jane. Her parents later added two more sisters, Dixie Sue and Amy Quinn. Later on after her parents divorced, her father added another brother, Gregory Lee Cunningham.
Susie and family lived and attended school in Monteagle and Tracy City, Tennessee until they moved to Oklahoma in the winter of 1989. Susie and her siblings lived and attended school in Woodward and Mooreland.
Susie had a love for animals and the outdoors. She loved playing in the woods near their home. Susie and her sisters enjoyed playing in the many clubhouses their big brother built. As a family they loved to go hiking to Monteagle Falls, and riding bikes, and swimming at Tracy Lake. Susie and Jamie would often catch snakes, crawdads, lizards, etc. She even slept with a 5 foot black snake in the room that she shared with her sister, Linnie.
Her mother described her as a very fascinating child and named her Goldilocks for the beautiful, golden, blonde hair she had. It was said about Susie that she had a smile that could light up a whole room. She was very likeable and people easily took a liking to her. Susie enjoyed working with the elderly like her mom.
When Amy was a baby, Susie would mother her. She would say "her blocks are off, her blocks are off." This was back when they had diapers that had blocks on them and when the baby would wet its diaper, the blocks would fade.