Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School former assistant principal dies from COVID-19

Wayne K. Roustan, South Florida Sun Sentinel
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Complications from COVID-19 has claimed the life of a former assistant principal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, according to her son.

Dr. Delania Williams-Cunningham, 53, died on Jan. 25 and funeral services were held in Gadsden, Alabama, on Jan. 31, according to Davenport & Harris Funeral Homes, Inc.

She worked as an administrator at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School from about 2005 through 2013.

Her son Stephen Cunningham, 27, graduated from the school and is a student at the University of Alabama.

He took to Facebook and YouTube to thank family, friends, and well-wishers who attended her celebration of life via Zoom video conferencing.

“Remaining home does not mean you love or care about us any less,” he wrote. “My mother would be devastated if she knew she put anyone in danger of contracting the coronavirus.”

Fellow educators spoke highly of her cheerful personality. She was also active in her sorority and was involved in community theater as a playwright.

Wayne K. Roustan can be reached at wkroustan@sunsentinel.com or 561-379-6119 or on Twitter @WayneRoustan