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Norris B. Cannady

May 5, 1933 November 6, 2021
Norris B. Cannady
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Obituary for Norris B. Cannady

A celebration of Norris's life will occur on

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Wood Funeral Home
5537-39 West Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

Viewing: 10:00 -11:00 a.m.

Service: 11:00 a.m.

A Time To Be Born

Norris Benjamin Cannady was born May 5, 1933 to the loving parents of Woodrow and Mable Hunt Cannady who preceded him in death, as well as his two siblings, Mrs. Hazel Cannady MusKelly and Mrs. Marie Cannady Pass.

A Time To Plant

Norris attended the public school systems of Cleveland County and graduated from Cleveland High School in Shelby, North Carolina. In 1951, Norris moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began working at Barnes Bakery while he worked part-time at Loretta’s Flower Shop as a driver. Soon, Norris took interest in the art of floral design. After working several years at Loretta’s, he became part owner of Loretta’s Flwoer Shop. For sixty-eight years, Norris operated the flower shop until March 2019. In his spare time, Norris was an avid golfer. For many years, he played golf at Cobb Creek with the late Clarence Wood.

A Time to Love

In 1946 while in junior high, Norris met Marie A. Gatson. From their union was born four sons, Reginald, Stephen, Norris and Darrell. For over seventy years, Norris and Marie built their lives and raised their children and grandchildren on North Robinson Street.

A Time To Die

Norris B. Cannady peacefully entered into eternal life on Saturday, November 6, 2021.Norris was preceded in death by his son, Stephen.

A Time To Weep

Those he left to cherish his memory are: his wife and devoted friend for over seventy years, Marie G. Cannady; three sons, Reginald, Norris (Gail) and Darrell; special daughter, Barbara Moore; special niece, Dionne Sturdivantl sister-in-law, Mitzi (Vick) Sturdivant; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Lovingly, The Submitted


We request family and friends who prefer
to send plants or flowers,
to coordinate with one of the
following reliable local florists:..

June's Floral Design: (610) 726-4351
Overhill Flowers: (215 ) 473-1842
Simply Floral: ( 610) 622-7980

Have the florist deliver
your selection
to the funeral home no
later than 8:30 a.m.
the day of the service.

DUE TO A GLITCH IN OUR SYSTEM
PLEASE DISREGARD THE FOLLOWING
NOTATION REGARDING ANY ORDERS
INCLUDING FLOWERS, CANDLES OR
MEMORIAL TREE PLANTINGS
WITH THE TRIBUTE STORE!!!!
THANK YOU!!

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Cemetery Details

Location

Northwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

1501 Haines Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

1501 Haines Street Philadelphia 19122 PA
United States
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