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OBITUARY: Erlinda Alforque Cunningham

OBITUARY: Erlinda Alforque Cunningham

Mrs. Erlinda Alforque Cunningham age 79, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Linda was born in Cebu, Philippines on June 27, 1939, the daughter of the late Juan Alforque and Socorro Iriarte (Jesus). She was a parishioner at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

Linda retired as a Vice President of Delta Life insurance company. She lived in many different places, one of the places she loved was Slidell, Louisiana, but in every place she lived, she always made sure that it was large enough to call home for her large family. She lived for the family gatherings in her home. Linda was an avid reader, even studied Shakespeare and the classics, and enjoyed many hobbies, shopping, knitting, collecting art, cooking her ‘Humble meals’, entertaining and driving the countryside.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her son, Christian Dava. She is survived by her husband, Jim Cunningham, to whom she was married on June 26, 1985; six children, Dexter (Alicia) Dava, Lemuel (Joy) Dava, Harold (Monica) Dava, Josie (Tom) McGee, Scott (Debbi) Cunningham, and Donald (Susan) Cunningham and her pride and joy, 10 grandchildren; Jessica, Dori, Alexa (Jack), Blake, Keenan, Michael, Cameron, Mya, Rush; brother, Rafael Iriarte; and two sisters, Valerie (Robert) Rosenthal and Inday Farol and nephews Jeremiah (Lizzy), Kenny and niece, Justine.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, with A Celebration of Life and Funeral Mass starting at noon on Feb. 8, 2019 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1729 Stop 30 Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075.

Reception immediately following.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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