Industry sales rep, Kathi Cunningham, passes

TUCKER, Ga. — Kathi Cunningham passed away Feb. 6, due to complications from the flu.

She was the first woman to get a full basketball scholarship to the University of Alabama Birmingham and the first woman at the University to be named All American.

Cunningham helped her family start their furniture business in Lawrenceville, Ga., Cunningham Furniture. After her parents, Ann and Bob Cunningham retired, she worked for Four Hands and more recently Classic Home Furniture as a senior sales representative.

Cunningham was a founding member of WithIt and served on the founding Advisory Committee, the 2002-2003 Board of Directors and was one of the original WithIt Ambassadors. In 2006, she received the WOW Award for Mentoring a multitude of women and men in the industry. Along with her partner Marcia Shein and her parents, she is survived by her brother, Robert.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 2 p.m., at the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel in Tucker, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Atlanta Humane Society.

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