On Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, Joan Cannon passed away at the age of 73. She was the daughter of Martha Ann and Landis V. Cannon. Joan was born in Memphis, Tenn., October 12, 1948, and grew up in Marked Tree. After graduating from Marked Tree High School, she attended Ouachita Baptist College, earning a BA in history.
Joan enjoyed 43 years of dedicated service with the history department of the Memphis Public Library. After retiring, she volunteered at the library providing research in the manuscript collections. She truly loved working at the library and was blessed to have many great co-workers who were like family to her. Joan was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, where she volunteered and assisted with compilation of the church archives. She was a voracious reader and bargain shopper. She loved roses and planted numerous varieties around her home.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her brother, James Landis Cannon and his wife Beverly Parks Cannon of Owens Cross Roads, Ala.; niece Colleen L. Cannon Jenkins (Thomas), great-niece Spencer Parks Jenkins of Cobbs Creek, Vir., and other extended family and friends.
The family expresses special thanks to the staff of Sycamore Place Alzheimer's Special Care Center, Memphis, Tenn., who provided Joan outstanding care and support.
A memorial service will be held at St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Memphis on Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the service at the Marked Tree Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to a favorite charity.