Ella M. Cannon
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HORNTOWN — Ella Mae Miller Cannon passed on to her heavenly reward Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Riverside Nursing Home in Parksley. Ella was born Jan. 16, 1928, to the late Revs. William Jerome Miller and Marguerite Miller in Onancock.
On May 9, 1946, Ella Mae was united in holy matrimony to Charles William Cannon of Horntown. This union was blessed with one daughter, Loretta C. Cannon.
She accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Horntown, under the pastorate of her late father. Ella received her formal education in the Accomack County public schools and earned a business degree in stenography at LaSalle College in Chicago.
Ella was a faithful member of Dea's Chapel United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir in the early years. She enjoyed praising the Lord and waving her hands glorifying God. She was always in attendance until her health began to fail.
Ella Mae was a loyal and dedicated wife and mother. She loved her family very much. She was a true servant of God, and was right by her husband's side in his pastoring. Whatever she found her hands to do, she did it.
Left to cherish precious memories are her devoted husband of 66 years, the Rev. Charles W. Cannon; her daughter, Loretta C. Cannon; three sisters-in-law, Annie Townsend, Harriet Cannon and Beatrice Miller; one brother-in-law, John Cannon; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ella Mae was preceded in death by her siblings, Virginia, William, Jerome, Bernice, Gladys, John, Phyllis and Amos.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. John UM Church in Atlantic. Family and friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Dea's Chapel UM Church in Horntown and Saturday at St. John UM Church from noon until service time. Arrangements are by Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Accomac.
Published in The Daily Times on Aug. 31, 2012