On July 16, 2012, Edna McKey Cannon, 80, stepped from this life into her eternal life. Surrounded by her loving family, she made the heavenly journey to meet the Savior she loved so dear. She left this life after a short but courageous battle with brain cancer. She lived her life in loving service to her Lord, her husband, her children, and grandchildren. She taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School for 60 years and was a faithful member of Liberty Baptist Church. Besides her family, her greatest joy was working in church ministry in many different capacities. Many people, friends and strangers alike, were honored to get a handmade ribbon cross from her and be told “Jesus loves you and I do too.” Her servant heart was always evident in everything she did. She was passionate about living a Godly and Spiritual life so others would see the blessing and joy that being a Christian was all about. Edna was born in Dawson Springs, Ky., grew up in
Iron City, TN. and was a graduate of Loretta High School. She lived most of her life in Florence.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Greenview Funeral Home. The Homegoing celebration will be Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church with Pastor Brandon Rainey and Brother Jim Warren officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Daniel Cannon; brother, Carl McKey; father and mother in love, Sam and Elizabeth Cannon.
Left to cherish their memories are her loving husband of 57 years, Coy Rice Cannon; sons, James and wife Debbie Cannon, Bart and wife Rena Cannon; daughter, Carla and husband Roger Gasque; Grandchildren, Lauren Booker O’Kelley (Christopher), Robyn Cannon, Susan Cannon Phillips (John), Mark Booker, Matthew Cannon, and Jonathan Cannon; Step-grandchildren, Kelli Collado (Cesar), Chris, Wesley, and Lauren Gasque; Sisters in love, Roberta Bevis, Freda Cannon, Virginia Nell Brown (Wayne), Nina Rhodes (Howard), Mary Olive (Jerry), Anne McMillan (A.C.), Jean Phillips (Donny); and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be: Percy Davidson, Butch Gray, Jackie Thompson, Ken Putman, Harold McAfee, and Tommy Simmons. Honorary pallbearers are the E-Company, 5th Calvary Korean War Veterans and spouses.
The Cannon family would like to express our sincere love and appreciation to Hospice of the Shoals, especially Debbie, Bethany, Charlene and Norma, also to Dr. Robert Webb, Dr. Ed Moore, Dr. Stanley Clarke, Dr. J. Patrick Daugherty, and Dr. Hemant Patel and the nurses and staff of the 6th floor (palliative care) at ECM Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church c/o Peggy Davidson, 6985 County Road 200, Florence, AL 35633.
An online guest book may be viewed and signed at greenviewmemorial.com.
Arrangements by Greenview Funeral Home.