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Ellen Cunningham, 67, Formerly of Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. – Ellen R. Cunningham formerly of Norwalk died June 3 at Connecticut Hospice, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 67.

Born in Bethel, N.C., she was the daughter of Lafayette and Irene Mullins Little. Cunningham was a longtime resident of Norwalk before moving to Stratford. She worked at Elinco Inc. for many years and later had a career in caring for the elderly.

Cunningham worked at Elder House and retired from Ludlow Commons this past February. She was a longtime member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church and East End Tabernacle.

She enjoyed cooking, spending time with family and listening to Gospel music. As a program coordinator at Ludlow Commons, she coordinated day trips and activities for the residents, whom she considered friends.

Cunningham is survived by a daughter, Robin Little, and her fiance, Kenyon Bowman, of Stratford; four brothers, Wilbert (Faye) Little, of North Carolina, William Little, of North Carolina, Willie Little, of Norwalk, and Earl (Mable) Little, of Norwalk; two sisters, Dorothy (Lenel) Brown, of Philadelphia, and Gaynielle (Daniel) Pettway, of Bethel, N.C.; and several nieces and nephew. She was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Roberson; and a brother–in-law, James Roberson.

Funeral services will be at noon Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Norwalk. The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Magner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Norwalk Hospital Foundation, Whittingham Cancer Center, 34 Maple St., Norwalk, CT 06850.

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