Charneal E. Cunningham

Sunrise: February 21, 1995

Sunset: May 14, 2023

Charneal (Char, Nique-Nique) Cunningham was a sweet, caring and loving soul. She was the daughter of Charlie Neal and Jacqueline Eunice Caldwell-Cunningham. Charneal was born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA on February 21, 1995 she departed this life on Sunday May 14, 2023. Charneal was diagnosed with Epilepsy Seizure the day before her 21st birthday. Though the seizures limited her independence, she refused to allow it to control her life. Charneal enjoyed traveling and having a good time no matter where she was. In addition to her parents, Charneal leaves behind to cherish her memory: two brothers: Thomas Caldwell (Melissa) and David Cunningham (Jasmine) both of Norfolk, VA; four uncles: Ricky Caldwell, Thomas Caldwell, Jr. (Gloria), and Jimmy Caldwell (Angela) all of Memphis, TN, and Micheal Cunningham (Rita) of Woodbridge, VA; four aunts: Freddie Davis, Veronica Caldwell and Letha Hughes (Micheal) all of Memphis, TN, Betty Smith (James) of Tallassee, AL; and grandfather, Thomas Caldwell, Sr. of Memphis, TN. Charneal, graduated from Old Dominion university in 2018 where she pledge ZETA PHI BETA Sorority. She loved all her ZETA SISTERS and the time they spent together. She leaves a host of cousins in both Memphis and Alabama that she shared a special bond with. She had a very special GOD MOTHER whom she called crying quite often. She would always start off with, “see see, Ms. Belinda. It was usually her saying mom did something. Jazz, Kia, Chucky yelp she’s gone, that day we always knew might one day happen. It’s here now. Let’s be strong and know we’re not alone. GOD got us. Alan you can rest now, your best friend is in GOD’S HANDS, You stand relieved.

Viewing Friday, May 26, 2023 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Saturday, May 27, 2023 11:00am Oakwood Chapel Church 982 Avenue E Norfolk, VA 23513 Interment St. Mary's Church Cemetery 3000 Church Street Norfolk, VA 23504

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    Amanda Brown says

    Char, You left a lasting memory on all that knew you. I am still missing you daily. Wish I could call and tell you about my 1st day today. Keep watching over us as we keep you family in our prayers. Love you Lil Sis.

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    Misti Goodson says

    Dear Family of Charneal,
    Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of Charneal. I extend prayers of comfort to you during this time of bereavement today and in the days ahead.

    Although Charneal is my soror, I didn’t know that she was a soror until nearly year after I met her. I met her as a patient at Virginia Eye Care during the pandemic and she always met me at the front door with a smile and great customer service. She was the always very friendly and caring. Before, during and after my eye surgery, Charneal took great care of me and always was willing to lend a helping hand. Her kindness will never be forgotten. I really appreciate all the support she provided to me. She will be sorely missed. Love and Blessing!

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    Maria Rosado says

    Char, everyday I keep replaying the last words we exchanged. The laughter you helped to infect me with and your kindness. You were up for a Boss title. But, God had a greater position for you.

    Praying for peace to the family of friends of this beauties life. Char has left a huge impression on the hearts of many. I’m forever grateful for the time we got to share.

    We miss you.

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    Cynthia Williams says

    To Ms. Jackie my sister from another and my brother Charlie Neil May God be with yall at this time and needed she was my world my baby, love her as if she was my child well she was i can hear her now Ms. Cyn take this… as we smile and laugh together it was always a good time with you baby girl I’m grateful for the times we share as you make your way to heaven with that big smile keep looking down on us Love you until we meet again Ms. Cyn see you later.

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    Ellen Irizarry and Family says

    Our thoughts and prayers.

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    Alexis Butler says

    My sincere condolences to Charneal’s family. I met her freshmen year of High school. We were both in the academy together. Those 4 years would have not been so fun without Charneal’s goofy personality. All of our DECA trips were absolutely fun because you were there. I love you Charneal and thank you for being impactful and a reminder to lets always have fun. I’ll be praying for your family’s peace and comfort during this time 💙.

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