Nova Marie Cunningham Wylds

Summerville, SC – Nova Marie Cunningham Wylds, 93, wife of the late Charles William Wylds, entered into rest Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at her residence in Summerville, SC

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 11:00 o’clock from the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors with Pastor Barry Clanton officiating.

Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

 Mrs. Wylds, daughter of the late James Laurie Cunningham Sr. and Vera Lulline Rhea Cunningham, was born on September 1, 1928, in Lowndes County, Lake Park, GA.

She graduated from Tubman High School for girls in June 1945. She married on April 3, 1953, to the late Charles William Wylds born on April 3, 1930, son of William Albert and Dorothy Swan Beasley Wylds.

Mrs. Wylds was co-founder and charter member of Fleming Christian Church, co-founder, and charter member of Tubman High School Alumni Association.  She was a member of First Christian Church and a member of Gracewood Retirees Association.  She served on the committee to erect the first monument dedicated to a woman on Greene Street “The Emily Thomas Tubman” monument across from the First Christian Church and parsonage which she built (paid for) in 1976.  

She is survived by her children Linda Wylds Easler, Cheryl Wylds Reed and Charles Dwayne Wylds; her 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Travis Easler, Daniel Reed, Brian Reed, Elliott Wylds, Bob Wylds, Jr and Tyler Reynolds.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 o’clock until time of service at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

4 responses to “Nova Marie Cunningham Wylds”

  1. I have so many memories of my precious cousin! Time spent spending the weekend with Cheryl growing up, family dinners at Aunt Dot’s house, birthday celebrations at Granny Pearl’s house in Dearing where it seemed the whole neighborhood showed up. Family has always been important. I have always been close to this part of my family! Charles would always give me a bearhug when we saw each other. How I miss that! Nova always had a smile on her face. So much love she shared with everyone, including me. She even came to Mom’s 90th birthday celebration two years ago. I shared the picture on Facebook because she chose to honor Mom. I honor Nova today and always. I love you and will see you one day in Heaven.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of a Nova.I hate that we saw very little of each other but it was always the highlight of mine to spend those few moments with her. She always had that gleam in her eyes and that warmth in her smile that always made a lasting impression with me.She truly loved the Lord and it is comforting to know as she laids there asleep that her next conscious moment she will be called up to heaven to spend eternity with our creator. I just pray that we can take the time that we have left on this earth to carry on with our lives the way Nova lived hers.


  3. Linda, Cheryl and Duane I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We have so many memories of y’all and your family growing up and spending time playing between our house and The Cunningham’s house on Tubman Home Rd. And then we bought a house around the corner fromyour Mom and Dad, and our son cut their grass in his teen years. Still think of y’all often , but we moved to Pigeon forge in 2019 and sorry I am late seeing this! Prayers for you all!

  4. I was very sad to read that Aunt Nova had passed away. I wished we could have been there. I will never forget the times that her, Uncle Charles, dad, my mom Elfie and me all had together.

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