Mrs. Lottie Elaine Cannon, 74, of Bell, FL, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2021 at the North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville. She was born on January 20, 1947, in Trenton, to Frank and Myrtle Swilley Ripley. She grew up in Gilchrist County and was a graduate of Bell High School. Mrs. Lottie went to work with GE at their battery plant and worked there until her retirement. She loved flowers, gardening, and sewing, but above all, she loved her family. Mrs. Lottie was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Stewart; her parents; and her siblings, Eldridge Ripley, Deloris Purvis, and Margie Darden.
Mrs. Cannon is survived by her husband of 17 years, V.C. Cannon of Bell; her daughter, Deanna Langston-Gardner of High Springs; her granddaughters, Ashton Campbell of Alachua, Shelby (Colton) Quillen of High Springs, and Savanna Campbell (Caleb Blankenship) of High Springs; her sister, Cora Ripley of Lake City; numerous extended family also survive.
A funeral to honor Mrs. Lottie’s life will be held on Monday, August 23, at 11:00 am at her church, Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. The family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 10:00 am at the church. Her interment will be at Countryside Cemetery in Gainesville at 3:00 pm.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Watson-Milton Funeral Home, Trenton, FL. 352-463-8888. www.WatsonMilton.com