Lessie Mae Edwards
March 12, 1922 – October 27, 2018
Lessie Mae Cannell Edwards, 96, of Fulton, Missouri passed away on October 27, 2018 at Fulton Manor. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton with Rev. Guy Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery in Kingdom City, Missouri. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Lessie Mae was born March 12, 1922 in New Franklin, Missouri to the late Clarence and Ruth Huffman Scott. She was married to Charles Cannell on September 16, 1940 in Mexico, Missouri and he preceded her in death. She was a long time member of Southside Baptist Church in Fulton where she had been a teacher in the Girls Auxiliary. Lessie Mae had worked for many years at the Fulton State Hospital until her retirement. After retiring she served in the Foster Grandparent program at the hospital. She enjoyed traveling and dancing but she especially loved to visit with her family and friends and everyone will always remember that she gave them hugs and kisses. Lessie Mae is survived by one son, William (Wanda) Cannell of Fulton; two daughters, Barbara (Cecil) Christopher of Louisiana, Missouri and Dolores Caldwell Rogers of Rayne, Louisiana; one sister, Marie McGinnis of Illinois; ten grandchildren; one step-grandchild; seventeen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Scottie, Roy, Johnny and Clarence Scott, Jr. and two sisters, Peggy Oberkrom and Shirley Reigel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southside Baptist Church in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251.
- William (Wanda) Cannell, Son
- Barbara (Cecil) Christopher, Daughter
- Dolores Caldwell Rogers, Daughter
- Marie McGinnis, Sister
Lessie Mae is also survived by ten grandchildren; one step-grandchild; seventeen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lessie Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Ruth Huffman Scott, her husband, Charles Cannell, four brothers, Scottie, Roy, Johnny and Clarence Scott, Jr. and two sisters, Peggy Oberkrom and Shirley Reigel.
- Joseph Duncan , Pallbearer
- Connor Duncan , Pallbearer
- Jeff Whittaker, Pallbearer
- Jason Wise, Pallbearer
- Russell Cannell, Pallbearer
- Joshua Wise, Pallbearer
- Visitation Tuesday, October 30, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Lessie Mae Edwards
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October 28, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Mae's passing. My Mom, Alene Griggs, was one of her best and closest friends. They used to do things and go places together back in their younger days. I always enjoyed the stories they both told of their fun and escapades. When I used to go back to Fulton to visit my Mom, I always made it a point to visit with Mae a few times. I always brought Mae a taco from Taco Bell. She just loved that. Then we always kidded with each other, saying I was her "boyfriend" and she was my "girlfriend". Mae was a great person with a big heart and I will miss her. Prayers and condolences to Billy and Wanda and Mae's entire family.
Rest In Peace, "Girlfriend".
October 27, 2018
My prayers are with you. I remember working with Mae a long time ago. She was a wonderful woman.