Mrs. Mattie Ruth Bagwell Cannon
Mrs. Ruth Cannon, age 80 of Dothan passed away early Wednesday morning, October 24, 2018, at Northside Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, GA, following an extended illness.
Homegoing Services for Mrs. Cannon will be held at 3PM Sunday, October 28, 2018 in the Chapel of the Angels at Woodland at Family First Funeral & Cremation Care with Dr. Jerry Robinson speaking and Elder R.O. Ragland officiating. Words in music and song will be provided by Minister Larry Flowers. Burial will follow in the Gardens of Memory with Family First Funeral & Cremation Care directing. Mrs. Cannon’s body will be taken to the family residence at 706 Owens St., where she will remain and the family will be receiving friends until Sunday morning. Further visitation will also be from 2PM until service time at the funeral home on Sunday.
Mrs. Cannon was born June 28, 1938 in Easley, SC to the late Forest Elbert Bagwell, Sr. and Eudell Elizabeth McCrea Bagwell. At a very early age, she moved to Richmond, VA and as a teenager moved to Alabama where she remained until 2017, moving to Cumming, GA with Amy Blanton, her granddaughter, who helped care for her.
Mrs. Cannon accepted Christ at a very early age and lived for the Lord until her last breath. She was a Mother figure to everyone who knew her.She loved everyone unconditionally and encouraged those she met. Through her church, Behold the Lamb of God Ministries, she helped facilitate many Bible studies, home services and Women’s Ministry, teaching what it meant to be a Proverbs 31 woman. Many scriptures in the Bible fit the life that Ruth Cannon lived, but she would be best fulfilled by the verse found in 2 Timothy 4: 7-8 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing”.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cannon is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Cannon; a daughter, June Cannon Moreno and a sister, Iris Jeanette Sherwood. Survivors include two sons, Greg Cannon and Gary Cannon, both of Dothan; a daughter and son-in-law, Harley (Cheryl) Gleasure and her husband, Scott of Columbia, SC; a brother and sister-in-law, Forest Elbert Bagwell, Jr and his wife, Delane of Greenville, NC; seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Blanton, Avery Blanton, Shaun Saniee, Kevin Sherwood, Justin Cannon and Jason Karpovich. Honorary pallbearers will be Bralan Blanton, Cason Blanton and Arnold Moreno.
Care for the Cannon family is being provided by Jason Shepard, Randy Crenshaw and staff at Family First Funeral & Cremation Care.
Family First Funeral & Cremation Care, 965 Woodland Drive, Dothan, AL.