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“Dr. Cunningham was my family's pastor at Westbury Baptist Church, during my formative years. Through ministries at that church I came to faith in...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Brink Richardson

“I was just thinking of Dr. Cunningham and Barbara tonight and wondered how they were. I looked at the Baylor website and was shocked to find out...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Mary and Spencer Gilliam - TX

“Madelyn JonesI love Barbara and Milton with all of my being. I am so thankful for their presence in my life. The times we shared were precious to me...Read More »
3 of 36 | Posted by: Madelyn Jones

“Dear Barbara, Milton and Miller and families,We have fond memories of our time at Westbury Baptist Church when Dr. Cunningham served as our pastor....Read More »
4 of 36 | Posted by: neal and Clara Murphy

“Barbara, I am so sorry to hear of Milton's passing. He was such a kind and loving leader and friend to us at Westbury Baptist, as were you. We...Read More »
5 of 36 | Posted by: Charles & Fern (Wallace) Woods

“Barbara and Family What a sad loss. Milton was a wonderful encourager andinspiration to me. We had many lunches in which he shared his wisdom, his...Read More »
6 of 36 | Posted by: David E. and Diana Garland

“Barbara, Milton and Miller and your families: Dr. Cunningham's love for the Lord reached across this world. We at WBC were truly blessed for having...Read More »
7 of 36 | Posted by: Gail Grace

“Barbara and Family,Just reading this guestbook is a blessing and tribute to Milton's life and to your own. Your assurance in the faith will keep you,...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Bob and Sheila Boggess

“My Pastor-Pastor C Farewell my pastor- one so ferventWell done good & faithful Servant Departed from us –But with the...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Joe Grace II

“Dear Cunningham family,My deepest sympathy for your loss. It was my privilege to work with Dr. C during my tenure at Baylor. I so much appreciated...Read More »
10 of 36 | Posted by: Mark Minor

“Ms. Barbara, Miller and Milton and families--it is with great sadness that we heard of Dr. C's death. As so many others have said, what a MAN! What a...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: Lisa Gabro HIggs

“Barbara, our hearts sank when we heard the news. Milton was a wonderful man of God.We sincerely look forward to seeing him again someday! ”
12 of 36 | Posted by: Scott and Julia Motycka

“We were so privileged to have Milton and Barbara at FBC Corsicana! Dr. Cunningham was such a blessing to me personally. I will always fondly...Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Phillip Keltner

“Miller and Ginger-We were so sorry to read about your dad. We enjoyed hearing him at Columbus Avenue Baptist in the past few years and remember the...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: James & Donna Zemanek

“Dear Family, So sorry for the loss of your Paw Paw, he was always so nice to us, so funny and charming. What a legacy this man has left and will...Read More »
15 of 36 | Posted by: Rosemanne

“Barbara, I remember Dr. Cunningham's smiling face, his heart of gold, and how his sermons at Westbury spoke to my heart. Although I know he is in...Read More »
16 of 36 | Posted by: Sharon

“Dr. Cunningham was our interim pastor at First Baptist Woodville. I loved going to church every Sunday to hear him speak the word of God. It was...Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: David and Lesha Burkhalter

“Dr. Cunningham was our interim pastor at First Baptist San Antonio. If it were not for him, our daughter would not have received her masters degree...Read More »
18 of 36 | Posted by: Wally and Laurel Dickson

“So much love to our friend, Barbara. The special friendship Bob and I have had with you and with Milton is cherished. I never forget how you both...Read More »
19 of 36 | Posted by: Kay Morrison

“Debi and I attended Westbury Baptist Church from early 1979 to mid 1981 before God's plans took us to another city. We will always remember those few...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Charles & Debi Basden

“Barbara, you may not remember us, but we are Regan Boyles Prewitt's parents. You and Dr. C had such a profound influence on Regan when she was at...Read More »
21 of 36 | Posted by: David and Jill Boyles

“Dear Mrs. Cunningham,Dr. Cunningham was my pastor. He was a huge influence in my life growing up at Westbury. He baptized me when I was young and...Read More »
22 of 36 | Posted by: Janna Kay

“Mrs. Cunningham - thank you for the honor to care for Dr. Cunningham during his last days. You were a joy to meet and you were such an example of...Read More »
23 of 36 | Posted by: Sharon Hammond

“So sorry for your loss! Many fond memories! But we are rejoicing because we know he is at home with our Heavenly Father. Know that we are lifting you...Read More »
24 of 36 | Posted by: Chuck and Pam

“A great man of God and a great man that represented Baylor nation as well as anyone I've ever known. Saddened by his death, but rejoicing knowing...Read More »
25 of 36 | Posted by: Jerry & Vicki Pate

“Barbra we love you and see praying for you and your family. Wish we had a number to call you. Hugs from Neal & Sheila Jeffrey ”
26 of 36 | Posted by: Sheila Jeffrey - Highland Village, TX

“We follow with great grief the news of Milton's death. We admired and appreciated him. He has left a powerful legacy for good. May you all find...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Bob & Janice Newell

“Mrs. Cunningham and family,I worked at Baylor for about ten years in the late 1990s and early 200s and had the distinct pleasure of working with your...Read More »
28 of 36 | Posted by: Connie Beran

“Mrs. Cunningham,You do not know me personally, but I heard you speak at the Women's Retreat for First Baptist Waco many years ago. You were amazing....Read More »
29 of 36 | Posted by: Amy Maddox

“Milton, I never met your father but I know you, and from that, I can just imagine what an amazing, God's-hands-on-the-planet kind of man your dad...Read More »
30 of 36 | Posted by: Louan Gideon

“Barbara may God wrap his arms around you real tight during the loss of Dr. C.What a neat man he was and in knowing you it was obvious where he got...Read More »
31 of 36 | Posted by: Gary Simpson

“I love Barbara and Milton Cunningham like I do my own parents. Barb like a girlfriend too! They walked with me and my girls through many hard days...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: melanie smith

“Dr. C.-Kai'Iah, the babies and I will miss you. Dr. C., I will always love you. Thank you for being in my life for the mountain top times AND the...Read More »
33 of 36 | Posted by: Odell James

“Barb, you and Milton were Ike second grandparents to me. Love you both, and thankful for the friendship you guys had with my Papa Bill and Granny...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: Courtney West

“I am so sad to hear of Dr. C's passing, but know that he is walking through heaven meeting all those who he helped come to the Lord. If by chance...Read More »
35 of 36 | Posted by: Dillie Harrison

“Milton was such a dear man to a lot of us pastors. He mentored us, loved us, and keep pointing us forward. I will miss him greatly, but my life is...Read More »
36 of 36 | Posted by: Rick Lamb - Corsicana, TX


Milton Emery Cunningham September 13, 1928 – August 3, 2013 Milton Emery Cunningham of Waco, Texas, died on August 3, 2013 of complications following a stroke, having lived his life to the praise of the glorious grace of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ. He was eighty-four. Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will be private. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey. Milton was born in Victoria, Texas on September 13, 1928, to Milton and Bertha Cunningham. His mother died a month after he was born. His father was an itinerant preacher and church planter, so they moved a great deal. He graduated from Austin High School and enrolled in Baylor when he was just sixteen years old. While at Baylor, he served as manager of the football team, earned the nickname "Squirrel," gave his life to Christ, and answered the call to the ministry. He treasured his relationship with Dr. W. R. White, whom he credited with bringing him to faith. He graduated from Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; he also received honorary degrees from the University of Corpus Christi and Baylor. He and Barbara were missionaries in Africa for fifteen years, serving in Southern Rhodesia, Zambia, Kenya, and Ghana. He was Senior Pastor at Westbury Baptist Church in Houston for seventeen years before moving to Baylor where he served as Chaplain and then as Sports Chaplain. In recent years, he was interim pastor at First Baptist churches in San Antonio, Athens, Corsicana, and Woodville. He loved his connection to the Cowboy Church at White Mound near Gatesville. He has also founded Heart and Hands, a missions foundation that sent students all over the world. He served as President of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and as President of the Board of Trustees at Baylor. He was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of Baylor and also received the Huckins Award. He leaves behind a legacy of family, faith, love, laughter, old hymns, and the belief that one should never drive past a ball game or an ice cream stand without stopping. He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Barbara Schultz Cunningham; two sons: Milton Brasher-Cunningham (and his wife, Ginger Brasher-Cunningham) from Durham, North Carolina and Miller (and his wife, Ginger Cunningham) from Dallas, Texas; and two grandsons: Ben from New Orleans, Louisiana and Scott (and his wife, Marissa Cunningham) from Wheaton, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Milton Cunningham Scholarship Fund at Baylor University. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.wilkirsonhatchbailey.com.