Lynne Alice Cunningham

1940 ~ 2021

CUNNINGHAM – Lynne Alice (Jackson) Cunningham, age 81, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Cunningham; parents, John and Norma Jackson. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Bill (Thelma) Earley, Brian (Sharon) Earley; 8 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; sisters, Sandee Schutter, Kathy (Bill) Grewe; brother, Jon (Julanne) Jackson; and many nieces and nephews. According to Lynne’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Please sign the family guest book at

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September 23, 2021 8:03pm

Mom, this song is what I would want to play if we had had a funeral.  It reminds me of the awesome grace our family has had in our lives and that even if we didn’t know it, Jesus was there.
Zach Williams, Dolly Parton - There Was Jesus (Official Music Video)
There Was Jesus

Every time I tried to make it on my own
Every time I tried to stand and start to fall
All those lonely roads that I have travelled on
There was Jesus

When the life I built came crashing to the ground
When the friends I had were nowhere to be found
I couldn’t see it then but I can see it now
There was Jesus

In the waiting, in the searching
In the healing and the hurting
Like a blessing buried in the broken pieces
Every minute, every moment
Of where I been and where I’m going
Even when I didn’t know it
Or couldn’t see it
There was Jesus

For this man who needs amazing kind of grace
For forgiveness at a price I couldn’t pay
I’m not perfect so I thank God every day
There was Jesus

On the mountain in the valleys (There was Jesus)
In the shadows of the alleys (There was Jesus)
In the fire, in the flood (There was Jesus)
Always is and always was
I never walk alone


- Thelma Earley

September 23, 2021 7:36pm

Mom, you told me I was the daughter you never had, and loved me as such.  You waited for both the sons you loved so much- that meant the world to you- to be with you before you left this world.  I’m so proud of you mom.  You held on so you could talk to Bill, before you lost your voice, and then your sons held you as you went on to heaven.  Your eyes that had grown dim shined with what you saw beyond. You were blind, but now you see!
-We both liked Tom Selleck, and now I’m hooked on watching the Blue Bloods show you loved.  But better than Tom Selleck, now you are with Jesus, the Savior that loves you so much, and one day I’ll see you again.  We will live in his perfect love together forever.  You made it mom!  You are home! I miss you, but I’ll see you in Glory when I get there.

- Thelma Earley

September 22, 2021 12:47pm

always my big sister.we were miles apart but always knew what the other was thinking,i will miss our telephone talks and your beautiful heart goes with you.we will be togather again.

- sandee schutter

September 22, 2021 9:20am

You were a good and loyal employee and friend for many years. Lots of good memories. You will be missed.

- Roger Boorsma

September 22, 2021 8:08am

Lynne, coworker and friend.  You made coming to work an enjoyable thing, from our coffee gatherings before we started the work day to the lunches, and all the fun stuff in between.  You were one of the best people to work with and learn from.  Much love and rest well.

Kindra VanSlyke

- Kindra VanSlyke

September 21, 2021 8:18pm

Oh Lynne, my sweet co-worker and friend, I will miss you so much. You were so great to work with at RDB. I have so many great memories of our years together there. Our many Christmas and tax parties, our fun Plainfield bar crawls, our many laughs on the job. And more recently, our lunches at Bud and Stanley’s. Life won’t be the same without you in it. I love you my friend. Rest well.

- Kelly Utter

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Seasonal Potted Plant (mum, poinsettia, cyclamen, etc.)

Thinking of You Basket

Gerbera Greetings

Loving Embrace

Sincere Sympathy Garden

Natures Glory

Blooming Duo

Classic Sympathy

Stargazer Garden

Perfect Peace Pedestal

Tender Touch

White Wonder

Stargazer Easel Spray

Bells of Beauty

Remembrance Easel Spray

Beautiful Memories

Beautiful Blessings Wreath

Colorful Memories Wreath