Dr. Brenda Carol Cunningham, 61, of Orlando, Florida lost her courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 19, 1956 to Helen and Ernest Adams, she moved to Orlando in March of 1960. Brenda attended Southeastern Bible College and graduated in 1977. She went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Elementary Education, followed by a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida.
She devoted her life to a career in education, working as both a teacher and principal in the Orange County Public School system over the past 34 years. She was recognized by her colleagues as a fearless leader and supportive mentor.
Brenda was widely admired for her unwavering faith and touched many lives as an accomplished pianist and through her leadership in musical worship. She will be especially remembered for her quick wit and humor, great sense of style, and the tenaciousness that allowed her to achieve top rankings in many diverse endeavors.
She was a pillar to her family, always hosting elaborate holiday celebrations, and making sure everyone felt special. In recent years, she was dedicated to the loving care of her mother.
She is survived by her mother, Helen Catalano; her brother, Mark Adams; his wife, Denise Adams; her niece, Sarah Adams; and many friends and colleagues. She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Adams.
Funeral arrangements will be held Saturday, May 12th. Additional details to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Brenda to:
Lakemont Elementary School
901 N Lakemont Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32792.
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