Joyce Cannon, born Joyce Marie Bourque on January 29, 1940, a life-long resident of Gonzales, La was received into her heavenly home on March 11, 2022. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her gentle heart and spunky spirit was the guiding light in her family’s life.  She taught her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren the importance of loving unconditionally, serving the Lord and others, and always putting family first. She loved having family gathered around the kitchen for Sunday dinners, teaching the kids the special tricks to dying Easter eggs, passing along the secrets to cooking great food and educating them in life’s little lessons like how to tie the perfect fishing knot and how to put a worm on a hook. The memories of spending time with her at the fishing camp, as well as visiting with her in daily life, will carry on for many years in the hearts of her family.

She is survived by her spouse of 64 years, George Dewey “Bute” Cannon, Jr, children Kevin (Pam) Cannon, Tina (Bryan) Ficklin, Sr, Chad (Anna) Cannon; Sisters Shirley Waguespack and Wanda (Barry) Mire; Sisters-in-law Sylvia Wells, Carol Jean (Bill) Abbott, Wanda Rheams, Narvie Cannon, Juanita Bourque Vincent; Five Grandchildren Casey (Jackie) Cannon, Bryan (Katie) Ficklin, Jr, Megan (Brian) Mumphrey, Courtney (Cody) Carter, Kayla (Ryan) Boudreaux; Eight Great-Grandchildren Kaedyn & Rhylee Mumphrey, Beau Ficklin, Charlie & Case Carter, Cruz & Jax Cannon, and Nolan Boudreaux. A special niece who was like a daughter, Carol (P’nut) Lavigne and numerous nieces and nephews who all held a special place in her heart.

She was preceded in death by her son, John Melton Cannon, Parents John A Bourque, Sr and Mildred Martinez Bourque, In-laws George Dewey Cannon, Sr and Nola Roux Cannon, Mayola Gibbs Cannon; a brother John A Bourque, Jr, Brothers-in-law Leroy Waguespack, Melvin Cannon, Truvie Wells and Gary Rheams.

Pallbearers will be Casey Cannon, Bryan Ficklin, Jr, Brian Mumphrey, Ryan Boudreaux, Cody Carter and Toby Mire.

Services will be held at Community Bible Fellowship Church on Airline Hwy in Gonzales, LA on Monday, March 14th at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm with church service following visitation. She will be buried in Galvez Pentecostal Cemetery. Arrangements by Church Funeral Services.

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