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Molly H. Cunningham

April 30, 1947 — October 3, 2021

Mrs. Molly Hall Cunningham, 74, of Readyville, TN passed away on October 3, 2021. She was born in Murfreesboro, TN on April 30, 1947. Preceding her in death were her parents, Percy and Martha Frances Batey Hall; brothers, Bill Batey and Bobby Hall; and sisters, Patty Hall, Robby Hall, and Polly Young. She is survived by her husband, Tom Cunningham of Readyville; son, Eddie Gentry of California; step-son, Thomas E. Cunningham, Jr. of Clarksville; brother, Jim Hall of Murfreesboro; and several members of her church family.

If you had to summarize Mrs. Molly in 3 words, faith, family, and fishing would be the first to come to mind. A member of Woodbury United Methodist Church, she was passionate about serving the Lord. Her life's ministry revolved around food. Volunteering not only with Woodbury UMC's food bank but also the Seventh Day Adventist's, there is no telling how many pounds of food she's helped distribute over the years. She had a giving heart that worked cheerfully to care for others, and it translated into how she interacted with her family.

Mrs. Molly was a devoted wife and mother. She loved her husband and children unconditionally, and there wasn't a thing she wouldn't give for them. As mothers do, she sacrificed her time and talents for her family. Quick to forgive and forget, her heart knew no bounds. She honored her marriage vows beyond the call of duty and was there for all of her family for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health.

Over the course of her life, she made many memories with her family, especially fishing with Mr. Tom. Going out on the water to enjoy God's creation was a hobby they shared, so they decided to make it into a career. Commercial fishing for profession and for leisure provided them many stories to share. Mr. Tom would take her down close to the water and remembers her infectious smile. Even when her health began to decline, she still loved to go fishing with her husband.

It is with great sorrow that the family lays Mrs. Molly to rest. She fought the good fight, finished her race, and held on to her faith.

Visitation will be held at Gentry-Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 4-8 pm. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 2 pm in the Gentry-Smith Funeral Home chapel. Rev. David Lilley will officiate. Interment will be in Bradley's Creek Cemetery. Share memories and condolences at Gentry-Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd. Woodbury, TN 37190, 615-563-5337 Because every life has a story.

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