Cecil Patrick ‘Pat’ Cannon

Cecil Patrick ‘Pat’ Cannon was called home February 6, 2024, at 8:39 pm at the Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Pat was born on August 30, 1953 in Marion, AL to Cecil Dozier Cannon and Dora Lee Moore Cannon. Cecil married the love of his life Melinda Kay Slater on September 13, 2002, in Marion, AL. They were blessed with two children together, a son Jevante Lamont Cannon (Destiny) and daughter Vanessa Kay Cannon (John aka: Paddle Foot).

Survivors include sisters Joyce Fuqua (James) and Evelyn Miree (Leroy), daughters Sonya Anderson (Norman), Chara Cullpepper, Kayla Lewis, Eden Lewis (Adrian), Ashley Lewis- Bethel (Victon), and a son Patrick Anderson. Pat had twenty-one grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren who he loved and adored dearly.

Pat worked at Hawkeye-Paving for twenty-seven years and was a hardworking man. He was a true country boy who lived for fishing and hunting. He was big on getting together as a family and having barbecues. Pat was best known as the “neighborhood handyman” and giving everyone a nickname that best suited them. He was a person you could always call, and he would be there. Pat’s smile and personality will be truly missed.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents, sister Shirley Bettis, brother Harold Mclaughlin, granddaughter TaQuayla, and a nephew Kevin.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 from 4:00 PM until 6:30 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Friends and family are invited to The Q Bar & Nightclub on February 14, 2024, located at 510 Jersey, Quincy, IL, from 7:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Service arrangements are with Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com


  1. Debra Evans on February 9, 2024 at 3:32 pm

    You were our special friend enjoying fishing & bar b qs. I met you the same day I met Cleodis…30 years ago which shows how important you were to Cle. You have been missed but not forgotten. Thanks for all you did and for your friendship along with Mindy and our kids. Our love , hugs and prayers are with all of you.
    Debra, Cleodis Jr & Shani

    • Melinda Cannon on February 12, 2024 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you Debra we have many great memories of our friends in the Quad Cities. And especially with you and Cleodis and I’ve missed everyone a lot since we left the area. This is hard to take but you know this for you too suffered the loss of Cleodis. They are both up there kickn it together watching out for us and that’s comforting to know. Love you Lady

  2. Melinda Cannon on February 9, 2024 at 6:32 pm

    Damn babe we were not ready for you to leave us the pain of losing you is tremendous . I know you’re in a much better place and up there walking again with your parents and other loved ones. I also know you will be watching over each and every one of us. I miss you and I’m going to miss all that fussn you did. I’m holding on and staying strong but it’s a hard one. Till we meet again…fly high my love!
    I will always love you, 32 yrs together.

  3. James O Cannon II on February 13, 2024 at 11:09 am

    Rest cuz you had a good life, you will be miss, all I can do is to remember the good days we shared , James O Cannon II

  4. Melinda Cannon on February 26, 2024 at 7:28 pm

    It’s been 20 days since you left us and the days don’t seem to get any easier babe! I have my moments of total despair and uncontrollably trolled crying…but I know you’d want me to be strong . Just know my love I think of you always and I miss what we had.
    Love your wife,

  5. Janet Peoples on February 28, 2024 at 12:42 am

    Sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you all. I wished I would of known he was in Jacksonville cause I would of given you a ride everytime I went to visit my family there. Our condolences to you all

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