HOWARD — Milagros (Saldana) Cunningham, 84, passed away at her residence Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.

She was born May 5, 1935 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was the daughter of Martin and Blanca (Miranda) Saldana. She married Jerald L. Cunningham April 23, 1955.

Milagros was a dedicated mother and grandmother to her sons, Jerry (Laura) Cunningham of Danville, and Terry (Trinice) Cunningham of Greenback, TN; daughters, Dianne (Bret) Bennett of Danville, and Debbie (Keith) White of Gambier; 11 grandchildren, Autumn (Mitchell) Dyke, Lindsay (Jason) Sanders, Matthew (Lora) White, Bryan Cunningham, Jason (Baihley) White, Teneil Cunningham, Amy (Hayden) Freeman, Taylor (Michael) Johnson, Tori Cunningham, Ryely Bennett, and Lauren White; and 12 great-grandchildren, Kylee and Carson Moore, Ryan Dyke, Kaden, Kyler, Braxton and Brynlee Sanders, Madison, Jackson and Evelyn White, and Rory and Hayden Johnson. She is also survived by a sister, Diana Ramos.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Miguel Saldana; and her husband, Jerald Cunningham, Sr.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Fischer Funeral Home, 403 High St., Danville. There will be visitation from noon until service time.

Memorial contributions are suggested to The American Heart Association, at, or to the American Cancer Society, at Information is available at


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