Melissa Lynn "Missy" Cannon, 40, of Lake Charles died Sunday December 12, 2010 in Acadian Medical Center in Eunice.
Melissa was born in Lake Charles to Ronnie and Ramona Launey Cannon. She was a longtime employee of the Calcasieu Parish Sherriff's office, having worked in several areas of administration.
Melissa was preceded in death by her father, maternal grandparents, Ella and Fremont Launey, paternal grandparents, Estelle and James Howard Cannon. She is survived by her mother, Ramona, of Lake Charles and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Pine Prairie at 1:00 PM Saturday December 18, 2010.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Marne Devillier, Heart of Hospice and Prairie Manor Nursing Home, especially to Diana Monier, Sandra Book, Brenda Fuselier, and Melissa Leggett, who acted as a second family to her while they were caring for her in the past 6 months.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Prairie Manor Nursing Home, 1050 Edwin Elliott Dr., Pine Prairie, LA 70576.