John Lee Cunningham

John Lee Cunningham, 33, of Strasburg, VA, passed away on June 6, 2021.

For those of us who mourn his loss, remember that John is not dead; he is more alive than ever in the arms of God the Father, through the sacrifice of his savior, Jesus Christ. John lived a life of service, starting young as an Eagle Scout and moving on to serve in places such as his church. He was dedicated to taking care of others in whatever way they needed. This was embodied in his business, Cunningham’s Chimneys, where he looked forward to helping someone new every day and worked with patience, diligence, and integrity.

John loved unconditionally and without restraint. Among those he loved and left to continue his legacy are his wife of almost 13 years, Katharine Cunningham; his parents, Roger and Lou Ann Cunningham, his parents-in-law, Katharine and Paul Fournier; his siblings, Jerry Andrews (Jodi), Sara Stevenson (Guy), Jonathan Fournier (Heidi), Daniel Fournier (Crystal), Chris Fournier (Amanda), Andrew Fournier (Maria), Heather White (Dan), Michael Fournier, and Stephen Fournier; his nieces and nephews, Joseph, Kate, Tina, Tony, Scott, Ryanne, Travis, Autumn, Camden, Payton, Lillian, Paisley, Wyatt, Finley, Brooks, Porter, and Hallie; his great-nephews, Eevander and Kingstyn, as well as many other family and friends whom he treasured.

John was welcomed into Heaven by his son, Kimber Paul Roosevelt Cunningham, and many beloved grandparents. Please remember John in joy and peace as we know that is how he is living now.

In memory of John, please go the extra mile, grab that strap out of the road, be sarcastic, buy the good one instead of the cheap one, love when they don’t deserve it, go on that crazy adventure, and always choose to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 12 at 2:00 PM at New Hope Bible Church, 80 N. Lake Avenue, Front Royal, VA 22630.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to “With Open Arms” ministry, c/o New Hope Bible Church.

  6 comments for “John Lee Cunningham

  1. Charity Gordon
    June 10, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with John and his family and his community.

  2. Mike Kenney
    June 10, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Words can’t describe the loss for all of us that knew John. Helped me tremendously during our time at Target. Always enjoyed getting the Christmas card each year. Blessings to the family

  3. Dellea Underwood
    June 10, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to John! He did go the extra mile! We all have big shoes to fill! My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Each of you are being blanketed with prayer.

  4. Edith McIntire
    June 12, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Fly high with the angels,
    Your earthly journey is past
    Your days beside us all too few
    The years moved all too fast
    God knew your name
    And saw your face before you came to be
    And at the end our God was there
    To set your spirit free
    So fly high with the angels
    Soar with loved ones dear
    Fly high across the fields God
    Fly free the way is clear


  5. Pam and Kevin Kennedy
    June 13, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    What a loss of a fine man. Though we only knew him professionally, his honesty and kindness and charm shone through. We will miss him.

  6. Momma Lam
    June 14, 2021 at 3:28 am

    We are never ready to say goodbye even though we know it is a part of life. This day our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, but as we mourn your death, we also celebrate your life. Go rest high on that mountain John, your work here on earth is done. The sparkle of your eyes, the brightness of your smile, the goodness of your soul will always stay in our hearts because you were one of the good guys. Losing you is no doubt a big loss to all of us. You will always be missed and loved.

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