Terrance Lamar Cannon, 51, unexpectedly passed away on August 12, 2021, in Laurel, Delaware. He was born on December 1,1969, in Seaford, Delaware and Terrance was the youngest son of John Truitt Cannon Jr. and the late Betty Jane (Griffin) Cannon.
Terrance was educated in the Laurel School District.
He was passionate about fishing and would keep his family abreast of the catch of the day at the Mill Dam. Terrance—an excellent and resourceful cook—could create a delicious meal out of the strangest mixture of ingredients. While working at the Olive Garden in Dover he further honed his cooking skills. Terrance loved nature (just don’t bring a snake near him!), being outdoors, and working with his hands. He worked for many years in various farming positions.
Terrance was a selfless caregiver who cared for our mother during her extended illness by cooking, maintaining the home, and accompanying her to doctor’s appointments with his notebook and pen in hand to record every word. Unbeknownst to many, Terrance was also an artist and had a great sense of humor. He could sometimes be annoying as he tugged on the ears of the people he loved. His ‘love taps’ often landed him a playful elbow to the ribs from his prey and a sly grin from Terrance.
As a child, Terrance was called “Peanut” by his Pop-pop Dal and Uncle Eben because of his little head. He was a loving and friendly child and as an adult he had a spirit that spoke to your heart and drew you close to him. Terrance recently learned that he is a father. Though much too short-lived, the budding relationship with his daughter brought him immense joy and pride. Like all humans, Terrance was confronted with struggles that tested his resolve, strength, and faith. In recent months, Terrance shared with his family his journey to grow closer to the Lord.
Terrance was preceded in death by his mother, Betty J. Cannon; grandmothers, Madeline Ennis and Nettie Cannon; grandfathers, Willie Collins, Dallas Ennis, and William Matthews; and Aunt Delores Dixon. Terrance will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Brianna Dorey, Wilmington, DE.; father and stepmother John T. (Iris) Cannon Jr., Seaford, DE. Nine siblings; Linda Braxton, Providence, RI., Timothy (Dawn) Cannon, Glen Burnie, MD., Angela Cannon (Franklyn) Charles, Hampton, GA., Stephanie Cannon-Jones (William), Owings Mills, MD., Cheryl Doughty, Seaford, DE., Gregory Gibbs, Georgetown, DE., Deborah (Michael) Spruill, Dover, DE., David (Joy) Shuler, Seaford, DE., and Jason (Kim) Cannon, Pittsville, MD. The love he shared will also be affectionately remembered by his cousins, two generations of nieces and nephews, and caring friends.
Lovingly Submitted By His Family
1. The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
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