Kelli Ann Cunningham – September 12, 1971 – January 27, 2021
Kelli Ann Cunningham (49) of Denton, Texas, was ushered by angels into Heaven on January 27, 2021, in Denton, Texas. The daughter of Brenda Lois Behrens and LeRoy Elmer Behrens, Kelli was born on September 12, 1971, in Austin, Texas.
Kelli is survived by her husband, Jack W. Cunningham; children, Matthew, Reagan, and Summer; parents, Brenda and LeRoy Behrens; grandparents, Bennie and Mary Lueders; and sister, Shannon Behrens Bowling and her husband Brian. Kelli is also survived by numerous aunts and uncles, including uncles Charles Behrens, Dennis Behrens and wife Heidi, and aunts Rosann Behrens and Mary Elizabeth Rojas. In addition, Kelli is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. All who have known Kelli will miss her deeply.
Kelli grew up in Smithville, Texas, enjoying many summers in Muldoon, Texas, visiting her great grandmother Ovie Blankenberg, and other extended family. Kelli attended Smithville High School. She worked in retail positions in Smithville and Bastrop, Texas, before being drawn to the home healthcare industry. Kelli moved to Austin in 2006, graduated from Virginia College in 2009 with a Certificate in Medical Billing/Medical Insurance, and worked with local firms. She returned to the home healthcare industry in 2012 and established her own company in 2014 to provide home health services. Kelli also provided administrative assistance to her husband’s law practice after they married in September of 2015.
Kelli cherished her time visiting with friends and family and enjoying special events in their lives. Kelli also loved animals, especially the many chihuahuas that she owned throughout her adult years. However, Kelli was most proud of her children and sought to instill in them the knowledge of God, the gospel of salvation through Christ, and the importance of recognizing and acting to accomplish His Will in life’s circumstances. After meeting her husband in 2008 at Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, the two of them became best friends and married in 2015. Kelli afforded Jack the great honor to adopt her youngest child, Summer, in 2016. Though Kelli was diagnosed with some health issues in 2016, she adapted by using her skills and gifts to make a wonderful home in which her family could thrive.
Kelli is preceded in death by uncles, Richard Behrens and Alvin Lueders; aunts, Linda Behrens Melia and her husband Johnnie, and Marla Behrens; and grandparents, Elmer and Eleanor Behrens, and grandmother Lois Lueders.
A celebration of Kelli’s life will be held at Great Hills Baptist Church at 10500 Jollyville Road, Austin, TX 78759 on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons at https://aapsonline.org/.