Funeral services for Jerrell Larry Cannady, 78 of Swainsboro, were held Monday, November 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. at United Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Paul Thomas and Mr. Rob Gray officiating. Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. He passed away Friday, November 26, 2021 at AU Medical Center in Augusta following an extended illness.
Mr. Jerrell Larry Cannady was born November 23, 1943 in Twin City to the late Wallace Cannady and Veleta Durden Cannady. A 44-year worker at Atlanta Gas and Light Co, he loved his family fiercely and was a faithful friend to those who were blessed to know him. Mr. Cannady never failed to take every opportunity to teach by example what it meant to serve one another. He didn’t have a college degree, but his handy man know-how helped so many, and he never turned away someone in need. Mr. Cannady loved building birdhouses and furniture in his workshop, enjoyed working in his garden, and fishing down at the creek was a favorite pastime. His laughter was contagious, and he will be greatly missed by those who loved him. He was a member of United Primitive Baptist Church for more than 40 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill Cannady, Charles Canady, Bob Cannady, and Ronald Cannady.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Brenda Cannady of Swainsboro; daughters, Rhonda (Todd) Davis of Evans and Melisa (Brian) Hendrix of Nevils; grandchildren, Ansleigh Davis, Bentley Hendrix, Jake Davis, and Alivia Hendrix; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Pallbearers were Dale Cannady, Paul Cannady, Gene Cannady, Craig Cannady, Ron Cannady, Jake Davis, Mac Cannady, and Larry Morrison.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center HOPE Fund that helps cancer patients.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.