Sharon Presson Cunningham, 73, of Ocean Springs, MS passed away Saturday, September 30, 2023. Sharon was born December 26, 1949 in Paris, TN to Samuel Buford Presson and Marguerite Barlowe Presson.
Sharon graduated from Trezevant High School in Trezevant, TN before attending the University of Tennessee at Martin where she received her bachelor’s degree. After graduating, she attended Florida State University where she obtained a master’s degree. Sharon taught Family and Consumer Sciences for 34 years in both Virginia and Florida. She was an FCCLA advisor for the Virginia FCCLA organization and an advisor for the Home Economic Association in Florida. Sharon won the National Award for Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year in 2001. In 2010, she retired from Broad Run High School in Loudoun County, VA and in April 2023, Sharon and her husband, William celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. In her free time, she enjoyed doing puzzles, sewing, bird watching, singing in the church choir, and working as the handbell choir director.
Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Buford Presson and Marguerite Barlowe Presson.
Survivors include her spouse, William David Cunningham; children, David (Crystal) Samuel Cunningham of Henderson, NV and Kelly (Dave) Cunningham Pitalo of Ocean Springs, MS; grandchildren, Hailey Rose Cunningham, Alex Blakley both of Henderson, NV, and Madelyn Grace Pitalo of Ocean Springs, MS; siblings, Jane Alison Presson of Deltona, FL and Louanne Presson Blackketter of McLemorseville, TN; and her loving dog, Molly.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home. Friends are invited to visit one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Sharon’s name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Sharon Presson Cunningham.