Melissa K. (Marcom) Cunningham passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, after a courageous 10-year battle with cancer. Visitation was held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown, Texas. A service celebrating her life was held on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church in Liberty Hill, Texas, with Pastor Whit Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Liberty Hill. Honoring Melissa as pallbearers were Brian Adams, Andrew Jones, Jacob Jones, Mike Jones, Harry Linnemeyer and Steve Thompson.
Melissa was born on March 26, 1966 in Tucson, Arizona, to Bert and Louise Marcom. She was raised in Liberty Hill, Texas, and graduated from Liberty Hill High School in 1984. She graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. While involved with Campus Crusade in California she met Scott Cunningham, to whom she was married on July 27, 1991, and with whom she shared the joys of life with for more than 22 years.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoyed delving into family history through genealogy, photography, birding and maintaining an interest in her nieces’ activities. She taught Sunday School and was heavily involved in her church work and women’s ministry. She was a wonderful witness to others, and showed God’s strength through her own strength and abiding faith in Christ.
Melissa was preceded in death by her sister, Kim McCulloch. She leaves behind to cherish her memory: her husband, Scott; her parents, Bert and Louise Marcom; nieces, Kendall, Kelsey and MacKenzie McCulloch and Sophia Merrin Cunningham, brothers-in-law, Neil McCulloch and Greg Cunningham and his wife Barbara Merrin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Janice (Powers) Cunningham, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions directed to the Christ Presbyterian Church (Georgetown) general fund at Christ Presbyterian Church, 1627 Williams Dr., Georgetown, TX 78628.
Personal words of comfort may be sent to the family online at www.gabrielsfuneral.com.