Diane Lynn Thomas Cunningham, of Little Rock, passed away October 8, 2014 after a courageous six yearlong battle with various cancers; Diane took her last breath while in the arms of her best friend and loving husband, Glenn. As Diane had wished, her last hours were spent at her beloved home. Throughout her horrible ordeal Diane never complained about her endless pain. Instead, she was always concerned about how others felt. She leaves a void that will never be filled. Diane was born, November 3, 1950, in Pine Bluff, Ark., to John and Aline Thomas (predeceased). She was soon joined by a sister, Sheila Ann Thomas (predeceased), and her brother, Frank Walter Thomas, of Angleton, Texas who survives her. In addition to Glenn Russell, her loving husband of almost 40 years, Diane is survived by her step-son, Kyle Russell Cunningham and wife, SonMi, of Lawton, Okls.; sister-in-law, Donna Anderson, of North Little Rock, Florence Powell of Conway, brother-in-law, Fred Cunningham of Edmond, Okls., and Joe Bob Cunningham, of Foley, Ala. She is preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Norma Cunningham, of North Little Rock. She is also survived by her uncle, Robert Galster, of Star City, Ark., and her aunt, Colleen Reaves and husband Harry, of Canton, Texas, numerous cousins and their children also mourn her loss. Diane is also mourned by three very dear girlfriends: Phyllis Nunnley, of Maumelle; Judy Winters, of Maumelle, and Candy Golden, of Montgomery, Ala. As a member of the D&D Book Club for over 20 years, Diane loved to host her fellow readers. A very special thanks to Dr. Rhonda Gentry and her nurse, Cathy, and the nurses on 5T and 10th floor Cancer at Baptist Hospital. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2014 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway Little Rock (501) 224-8300. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 11, 2014 in the Chenal of Roller-Chenal Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society 901 N. University Ave., Little Rock, Ark. 72207-6354. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.
Published October 10, 2014