Rosa Lee (Driver) Cunningham Brimfield, 84, departed this life on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in South Haven, Michigan.
Rosa was the sixth of eight children born to Frank and Aurelia (Scott) Driver, July 28, 1935, in Chicago Illinois. All proceeded her in death.
In 1945 Rosa, her mother, and 3 brothers moved from Chicago, Illinois to South Haven, Michigan, joining Emmanuel Community Church. Rosa was an active member at Emmanuel from 1945 to 2017. She served as financial secretary, usher board president and singing in the choir. In 2018 the Lord moved upon Rosa to fellowship under the leadership of her nephew Adm. F.L. Cunningham II, serving on the Mother’s Board until her passing.
Rosa graduated from South Haven High School and later from Western Normal School.
In April of 1956, Rosa married Morris Cunningham, Sr. To this union three children were born; Debra, Morris and Duane. December 1995, Rosa married John Brimfield whom he affectionately called her “Doll”.
Rosa had a fight and drive like none other. A strong work ethic. Working full time until the age of 81.
Rosa worked as a school teacher for the Cassopolis School System, Jack’s Super Dollar, H&R Block, South Haven Hospice, VanCassCap, and S.E. Overton’s. But the one job she is known for throughout the community, even the summer tourist is Wal-Mart. Known as “Cashier Rosa” for over 20 years.
Rosa leaves to cherish her memory, daughter Debra Cunningham-Mahone and two sons - Morris (Andra) Cunningham, Jr. and Duane (Crystal) Cunningham, Sr., nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter, one brother-in-law – Joseph (Augusta) Cunningham, three special friends – Naxie Holland Bradley, Annette Cunningham, and Susie Whitmore, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
A wake will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Greater Pentecostal Temple C.o.g.i.c., South Haven. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the church with Adm. F.L. Cunningham II, officiating. Rosa will be laid to rest at Stephenson Cemetery in Casco Township.
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