Leo was a very eclectic person who found his greatest happiness while composing music and writing lyrics. He was an impressive pianist who could hear music then play. We never had the opportunity to listen to him enough.
He always left us wanting more. He loved people and never seemed to get bogged down with “the little things” in life. Leo was an excellent teacher. Because of his eclecticism, he taught his family and friends the meanings of unconditional love, non-judgment, patience, acceptance, perseverance, and stamina, to name a few. We will carry these lessons and experiences with us.
Leo loved nature, traveling, animals and children. They gravitated to him like a magnet. Leo is survived by his mother and father Joseph and Lorna Cunningham, his brother Roehbe Cunningham, and two sisters Grace Silverthorn, Adina Cunningham and his dog, Steel.
Leo left Vashon and moved to Madison, Indiana, with a dear friend and became a member of the Leroy Garvey family. He loved them and was grateful for their kindness, acceptance and love. Leo loved his Bestie, Melissa Perry, who was always there with him, doing what good Besties do: giving a shoulder, a ride, an ear, or dinner and a movie. Leo was welcomed into the Perry family with open arms and his family grew from 1 to 3. What a Blessing. So far from his home, knowing he was being welcomed into so many hearts. We will forever be grateful for your kindness, and open arms.
An open house memorial service for Leo will be held at the home of Joseph & Lorna Cunningham from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at 22725 Wax Orchard Rd SW.