Bettye M. Cannon
Bettye M. Cannon
  • July 6, 1928 - November 30, 2017
  • Florence, Mississippi

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Bettye Mowdy Cannon, 89, passed from this life Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson.

Visitation will be 12:00-2:00pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services will follow at 2:00pm in the funeral home chapel with interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Cannon was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church in Pearl, where she attended faithfully until her health began to decline. She retired as the executive assistant to the director of the Mississippi State Hospital after more than 38 years of dedicated service. She was a long time member of Pearl Chapter No.120, O.E.S.

Mrs. Cannon cherished her beloved family. She enjoyed nothing more than cooking for them, and photographing everything, from daily life to family reunions.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Parker B. Cannon, and son-in-law, Peter Poole.

Survivors include sons, Bart Cannon (Karen), and Jeff Cannon (Dian); daughter, Cindy Poole; sister, Frances Burrell; grandchildren, Keri Hunt, Beth Todd, Melissa Cannon, Jonathan Cannon, Stacey Green, Jeff Cannon, Jr., Leslie Taylor, Adrienne Sloan, Zac Cannon, and Megan Poole; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church in Pearl.