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Obituaries April 2 Edition

Lillie Mae Cannon

On Friday, March 26, Lillie Mae Cannon fought her final battle with dementia surrounded by the loving staff of the Adams Nursing and Rehab. She was 96 years old.

As she entered heaven, she was greeted by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ completely whole in mind and body. No matter how hard it tried, this disease and her physical condition could not dim her spirit.

Ms. Lillie will always be remembered for her love of family, church, funny mishaps, and homemade biscuits. She loved to sew and retired from Russell Mills with 51 years of employment as a seamstress.

Waiting for her in heaven was the love of her life, Mamon E. Cannon, married for over 64 years, and many of her siblings of North Alabama.

Left behind to carry on the legacy are her two children, Billy Wayne Cannon and wife, Dot; her daughter, Rita Pace and husband, Willie Pace. Her legacy continues to the next generation with her two grandchildren and her four great-grandchildren, and a host of adopted grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved deeply.

There was a viewing and visitation on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the Radney Funeral Home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family graveside service was on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Alexander City Cemetery.

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Radney Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

All visitations and services will be held in compliance with the mandated rules from Alabama Department of Public Health.


Donald J. Lee

Mr. Donald Lee peacefully transitioned home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika.

Funeral service for Donald Lee was held Friday, December 11, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Rockford with interment following at Rockford Cemetery. Pastor Stanford Benson served as eulogist.

Donald J. Lee was born to the late Ollis and Effie Lee. He confessed Christ and united with First Baptist Church in Rockford as a servant of the Lord. He served faithfully as a deacon and the choir president.

On July 3, 1986, he married the love of his life, and to this union two children were born, Brandi Lee-Harris and Desmond Lee.

Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margie Lee; brother, Stanley Lee; grandson, Damir Lee; special nephew/son, Shawn M. Jones Sr.; and one brother-in-law, Jerry Hill.

Donales leaves to forever cherish his precious memories, a wife, Pamela H. Lee; a son, Desmond (Tasha) Lee; a daughter, Brandi (Matthew) Lee-Harris; eight grandchildren, Armoni A. Lee, Imiya K. Reese-Lee, Issacc D. Lee, D’Ambri J. Lee, Raegann F. Lee, Dakiyah I. Jones, Shawn M. Jones Jr., Alexandria L. Jones; a daughter-in-law, Dominica; three sisters, Thelma Hill, Cynthia Lee and Shirley Little; three sisters-in-love, Diane Jones, Mary Seals, Willie D. Lyles; one brother-in-law, Sim (Bessie) Hannon; and a host of special heartbeats, his nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family.

Donald was a mighty man of valor that taught us love by actions, strength by his determination, faith by his prayers, and joy by his words. He left the greatest blueprint to follow for a happy loving life. He will be forever loved and missed by all who knew him.

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