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Cunningham, James Edward age 68 of Dayton peacefully transitioned, on Sunday June 19th, 2022. He was born April 25th, 1954 to Valeria A. Davis & father James Vinegar. Preceded in death by both his parents, sister Cynthia Sherrer, and many other aunts & uncles. He leaves to cherish his memory, his 3 daughters Danielle & Kendra Cunningham of Dayton, and Erica Cunningham of Fairborn. (5) grandchildren Jay'Juan Johnson, Shanice Long, and Aubrey, August and Ava Stafford. (2) brothers, Robert (Sue) Cunningham, and Paul Sherrer. (1) Uncle Melvin Cunningham, (5) nieces, Rayshawn Sherrer of California, Deanna Duncan, and Rachel, Nicole, and Damisha Sherrer. (4) nephews, Ronell Rhodes, Michael Woods, Deontay Sherrer and D'Angelo Cunningham. And a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly. Interment services at the VA will be announced at a later date. Special thanks to his niece Rachel Sherrer, Grandview Hospital, and Hospice of Dayton.
He loved him some Luther Vandross, in his memory, play anyone of his songs.


Professional services provided by W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory.
April 25
April 25
Happy 68th Birthday Uncle James
Thank you for introducing me to so much great music as a child and allowing me to play on your drum set and thimble endlessly. You are truly missed and loved .
Your voice was so amazing your singing always inspired me and your laugh and smile was so awesome. Love always Rayshawn ❤️
June 19, 2023
June 19, 2023
Happy Heavenly Father’s Day !! A, year already and still hard to process! Thinking of you always, may you continue to rest.. Love always!
April 25, 2023
April 25, 2023
HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY, Dad !!! You are definitely missed around here..
June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022
I’m so hurt that we can’t see ur face every single day… I’m happy that ur at peace now!!!! Love you miss u like crazy!!!! I remember the good times we playing music and singing with you!!!! I remember me and Ronell jumping on and off ur back playing like we were spider-Man!!!! I remember u sitting outside in the dark and when we was trying to sneak outside you would catch us red-handed!!!!! Me and the kids miss you!!! Isaiah Antwain Jayla Alaya and Tony!!!!!!
June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022
Rest in heaven uncle James.. words can’t explain how much I truly will miss you so much & I remember all the good times & being a good uncle too me & my kids . Your smile was everything & laugh love u always !!!
June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022
So sorry to hear of this loss I hadn’t seen James in years, but he was like an Uncle to our Family as well. I remember wearing one of Bea’s Wigs and he told me that I looked like a young Janet Jackson. You couldn’t tell me nothing. LOL. May he Rest In Peace!
June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022
Dear Uncle James I’m really going to miss seeing you and talking with you and laughing about old childhood stories .
Thank you for for my first experiences playing instruments like the thimble the drums and the guitar. I use to dance on top of your suitcase while you and your brothers played the drums . I would sing with a brush in my hand I would be so excited to see you when you came home from service when I was little .
Memories like that will last a life time . When you would sing , you sounded just like Luther Vandross and I would ask you to sing all the time . And you always had the best jokes .I’m so thankful you are no longer in pain . You are in my heart forever … I will truly miss you and celebrate your life as long as I exist .
Love Always your niece Rayshawn
June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022
The kid’s and I miss you a lot dad!
I was sadden to see you go but I know you’re not suffering anymore. I will forever cherish our final moments with you. Now I can’t go a day without listening to The Great Luther Vandross and Anita Baker. It was an honor having you around!
Love, 
Erica, Jay, Bre, Auggie and Ava
June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022
thank you Daddy, I'm glad you're at peace now Father's day will never be the same again

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April 25
April 25
Happy 68th Birthday Uncle James
Thank you for introducing me to so much great music as a child and allowing me to play on your drum set and thimble endlessly. You are truly missed and loved .
Your voice was so amazing your singing always inspired me and your laugh and smile was so awesome. Love always Rayshawn ❤️
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