Melissa Missy Cannon

October 25, 1970 ~ December 12, 2010

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.

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  1. I worked with Missy for a number of years at the sheriff's office and always found her to be very pleasant and helpful. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  2. Mona, I was so sorry to hear of Missy's death. I didn't realize that she had been so sick lately. She was such a joy to be around. A person who didn't know her would have not realized her illness. I have such joyful memories of you, Missy and Ronnie. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I love you. Regina

  3. Mona, we are so sorry about Missy, but I know she is not in as much pain. I hope you can think of her hunting with Judd again, like they did when they were little. I wish I could see you and talk with you. I know how you are hurting. Remember we love you. I can't think of Judd any other way but at peace with our Lord or I just wont make each day. I hope you will have someone close to you right now. Please call me at 337-499-7322 when you can. We will always love Missy.

  4. Mona,I know that it has been almost 20 years since Missy and I saw each other, but I cannot tell you how many times I see and hear something that makes me think of Missy. We shared so many memories and so many laughs. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have missed her and will continue to miss her.

  5. Ramona, Please accept our deepest sympathies. Having never lost a child, I cannot imagine your loss. I have seen the heartache my parents have gone thru after my brothers death at 32 year old. Missy will be missed by many as she was loved by so many. Seems like that is a trait that your family has been blessed with. Knowing you all is loving you all. We will continue to pray for Missy and you. Please know that Missy is blessed in knowing Our God. May God Bless you. Sincerely,Gay Caswell

  6. She was the short-stop and I was the rover for Coach Cannon's Roadrunners Softball Team. What a bunch of great times we had with our group and traveling for ball. It saddens me to see her go but I know the suffering is over and the healing can begin. Mrs. Mona, you know I'm right down the street if you need me. God Bless, and know that you are in my thoughts.K K

  7. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Missy was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.Love,Angie Smith Lisa James

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