JoAnn Waters Cannon

JoAnn Waters Cannon, 74, of Blackshear, passed away peacefully Monday, June 22, 2020 at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross.  

She was born November 2, 1945 in Claxton, to the late Reginald Waters and Mildred Rustin Waters. She was affectionately known as Ma, Granny, Mama Jo and Grandmama.  She worked at  Action Pact (Concerted Services) Early Head Start Program and later became a homemaker.  

She was a member of West Carswell Baptist Church where she was a member of the WMU. She loved the outdoors, going to the beach and planting flowers in her yard. She enjoyed reading her Bible and sitting in her sunroom. She loved to fish and spending all the time she could with her kids and grandkids.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Faye Cannon; a sister, Judy Waters Deloach; a brother,  Jerry Waters; step-son,  Danny Cannon and step-son-in-law,  Nathan O’Neal.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Cannon; children, Kerry (Iva) Cannon, Everette Cannon, Angie (Sonny) Bland and Jim (Deena) Cannon; step-children, Wayne (Lynn) Cannon, Jerri O’Neal and Chaselyn Thompson; sisters, Jeannette Morris and Geneva (Larry) Wiggins; brothers, Steve “Buck” Waters and Wayne (Karen) Waters; 20 grandchildren and many loving great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, from the West Carswell Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Thrift officiating.  

Committal services will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Ware County.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home of Folkston.

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