JoAnn Waters Cannon, 74, of Blackshear, passed away peacefully Monday, June 22, 2020 at the Satilla Hospice House in Waycross.  She was born November 2, 1945 in Claxton to the late Reginald Waters and Mildred Rustin Waters.  She was affectionately known as Ma, Granny, Mama Jo, and Grandmama.           

She worked at Action Pact (Concerted Services) Early Head Start Program and later became a homemaker.  She was a member of West Carswell Baptist Church where she was a member of the WMU.  She loved the outdoors, going to the beach and planting flowers in her yard.  JoAnn enjoyed reading her bible and sitting in her sunroom.  She loved to fish and spending all the time she could with her kids and grandkids.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Faye Cannon; a sister, Judy Waters Deloach; a brother,  Jerry Waters; step-son, Danny Cannon; and step-son-in-law, Nathan O’Neal.

She is survived by her husband Jimmy Cannon; children, Kerry (Iva) Cannon, Everette Cannon, Angie (Sonny) Bland, and Jim (Deena) Cannon; step-children, Wayne (Lynn) Cannon, Jerri O’Neal, and Chaselyn Thompson; sisters, Jeannette Morris and Geneva (Larry) Wiggins; brothers, Steve “Buck” Waters and Wayne (Karen) Waters; 20 grandchildren; and many loving great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service was held Friday, June 26, at West Carswell Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Thrift officiating.  Committal services followed at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com.  Arrangements were under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston.