OBITUARY

Willie Ruth Canon

September 27, 1931June 2, 2019
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Willie Ruth Canon went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 2, 2019 with her children by her side. She was born September 27, 1931 in Pelly, Texas. She married John Dewey Canon in 1953, and they had a long, loving marriage of fifty-six years.

She is survived by her two children, Lynn Canon and wife Pati of Broaddus, Texas, and Linda LaBorde of Clear Lake, Texas; by grandchildren, Staci Cooper and husband Michael, Matt Howell and wife Rachel, Zach Canon and wife Brittany, Dyana Hutto and husband Blake,; great-grandchildren, BriAnn Hutto, Keely Cooper, Sutton Hutto, Brayden Howell, Olivia Cooper, Madison Howell, and Caleb Canon; siblings, Dorothy Dubose of Baytown, Betty Franta and husband Charlie of Baytown, Wanda Whitaker and husband Richard of Baytown; and by her sister-in-law, Wanda Fulton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Nannie Mae Fulton; by her husband, John Dewey Canon; brother, Donald Fulton; her son-in-law, David LaBorde; and sister, Shirley Keith.

After graduating from Robert E. Lee High School, Willie worked at General Telephone until the time she had children, which she cared for until they completed high school. Then Willie went to work for Katribes and later retired from Tiller and Company after 40 years of service. Willie grew up going to church at Central Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for children. Willie’s love was her family and all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to her sister, Betty Franta for her daily care, and to her caregiver, Stella Gurrola. Visitation will be held from 11 am – 12 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, Texas 77521. Funeral service will begin at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens in Baytown.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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Jerry and Donna Lyons

June 6, 2019

We have known Miss Willie for a very long time. She was a lovely lady and loved her family! Our love and prayers to all.
Jerry and Donna Lyons

Wanda Faye Morris

June 5, 2019

She was always a very friendly and helpful person at Tillers and will be greatly missed.
I am sure she, Martha and Clarice are having a great get together and catching up on everyone.

marilyn herndon sutton

June 4, 2019

Lynn and Linda and families,

I have so many memories of visiting with your mom and dad when at Minnie's house and even in Daddy's office. They both were the sweetest people and I always enjoyed seeing them! My thoughts and prayers are with you now. I am sure Minnie greeted her neighbor with open and joyful arms.

Ronnie and Judy Hickey

June 3, 2019

Our favorite memory is seeing her cheer on her grandsons at games. She was so very proud of you Matt and Zach and loved you very much! Praying for comfort for you and your family.

The Hickey Family

Robin Herring

June 3, 2019

Willie was such a special lady, with a heart for service to others. Her kindness and love was felt by all at Central Baptist, both young and golden. Her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers .

Bobby Dousay

June 3, 2019

Lynn and Zach,
I am sorry for your loss. I know that your Mom / Grandmother was special to you. Please know that your family will be in my prayers.

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