The seven weeks of waiting and wondering what happened to Cunningham have been a hard burden for his family.
Terrell and Tia Cunningham, Tim’s parents, said goodbye to their son Saturday. He was remembered as an accomplished young man who was a Morehouse College and Harvard University graduate.
“As we celebrate Timothy’s life, we do come together in grief,” the Rev. Jasmine Smothers of Atlanta United First Methodist Church said during Saturday’s service.
Hundreds of his colleagues at the CDC and friends mourning the loss called Cunningham a treasured member of the CDC family, saying his work as an epidemiologist was invaluable in the CDC’s efforts to protect the health of Americans. He was also a graduate of LEAD Atlanta.