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Marie E. “Granny” Temple Cannon

August 6, 1938 - April 7, 2018

Marie E. Granny Temple Cannon, age 79, of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, DE on August 6, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd Smith and Martha Emily Moore.  Marie dedicated her career as a school bus driver with the Red Lion Bus Company and retired after 30 years of service.  She enjoyed grocery shopping at Food Lion.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her daughter, Marla Curlett Temple.  She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Joseph Julean Cannon; children, Robert Temple, Roy Temple and Iris Temple; step-children, Bobby Cannon, Jeannie Todd and Lisa Mattson; grandchildren, Ami, Beth, Roy, Michael, Ashley, Mindy, Angel and Kayla; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11:30 am on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in New St. Paul’s Cemetery, Cox Neck Road, Delaware City, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marie’s name to Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, c/o Christiana Care, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899.

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25 Guestbook messages for Marie E. “Granny” Temple Cannon

  • Marie you are the best stepmother anyone could ever ask for, we love you and we are going to miss you terribly, I hope you’re up there now with Marla and you guys just looking down at everybody, I’m really going to miss you I’m going to miss our talks and I know my mom is going to miss the same thing our long talks at night I love you RIP Love you

  • Sorry to hear about Marie. Great lady. My thoughts and prayers for you all.

  • I am so sorry to see this! Thinking of you all at this difficult time!

  • Hugd

  • So sorry for your loss ! I’m really going to miss Granny . My heart is broken Love ya

  • My heart goes out to my baby Mindy and family during this difficult time.. Granny was the sweetest and will definitely be missed by many!

  • It is so hard to lose a parent,that is also your best freind. But we have to understand the pain they we in and now that is gone We also will miss her she was a great mother and person. This will take a long time for you to know she is still there for you Just look up and talk to her,she will be listening.We love you guys.

  • Oh my God l can not believe her and Mom a day apart thank God they will be together . Two wonderful people that will be Greatly Missed .

  • I love you granny

  • So sad to hear of Marie’s passing, she was a great family friend and neighbor for many, many years ! RIP

  • Rest in peace sweet lady.God Bless

  • So sorry for your loss Bobby! Heartfelt prauers for you & your family.❤️

  • You will be dearly missed. R.I.P. Marie Cannon.(love you kid).

  • So very sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to Joe and the children. Marie was a loving and caring friend to me and my children.
    Always ready to help a friend. Her family meant the world to her.
    You will never be forgotten Gran…God Bless…

  • August 6, 1938 – April 7, 2018

    Marie E. “Granny” Temple Cannon, age 79, of Delaware City, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

    Born in Wilmington, DE on August 6, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd Smith and Martha Emily Moore. Marie dedicated her career as a school bus driver with the Red Lion Bus Company and retired after 30 years of service. She enjoyed grocery shopping at Food Lion.

    In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her daughter, Marla Curlett Temple. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Joseph Julean Cannon; children, Robert Temple, Roy Temple and Iris Temple; step-children, Bobby Cannon, Jeannie Naley and Lisa Mattson; grandchildren, Ami, Beth, Roy, Michael, Ashley, Mindy, Angel, Kayla, Bobby, Josh, Jessica, Crystal, Jacob, Rebecca, Christopher, Aaron, And Robert; 20 great-grandchildren.

    A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11:30 am on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in New St. Paul’s Cemetery, Cox Neck Road, Delaware City, DE.

    Love you Granny!! May we all Cherish the amazing memories we shared with you!

  • We would like to extend our Deepest Sympathies to Joe and all Marie’s Children and Grandchildren. Marie was a very special Friend to me and my Family. I will keep her in my heart Forever.

  • So sorry to hear about Marie! Thoughts and prayers to Joe and the rest of the family. R.I.P. Marie.

    Maureen Hrycek

  • Joe and family, I’m so shocked and sorry to hear about Marie. She sure was a very special person. I think back at the good time when I took Marie and Joe out to see Joe’s family. Matthew Malandruccolo was with us. The ride to Michigan and back was just hilarious. We had so much fun. When they came down State and stayed we all had so much fun. We will always be family. I know you are all so close and will have each other to lean on. Take good care of Joe, this is going to be hard on him. God Bless you all!!

  • My condolences to the family. Marie was a great family friend. I am sadden for the loss but know she is at peace now. May Jesus welcome her home with arms wide open.

  • So Sorry to here of the death of my cousin!! You and Johnny use to babysit me. My Mom and Dad use to babysit you and Johnny!! You will be missed!! RIP Marie!!

  • My deepest sympathies to the family. May she rest well in the arms of our Lord.

  • In deepest sympathy to the family of my dear 1st cousin Marie. We go back a long way growing up in the huge close knit family we were born into. I babysat Marie quite a lot and she lived with me, my husband and daughter Barbara. In fact she gave Barbara her first meal of a grilled cheese sandwich 1 day after having her tonsils removed after asking the 3 year old what she wanted to eat. God bless her and her surviving family. RIP Marie with all our loving family that I know you are with now. Love you,
    Emily

  • Granny,

    You have no idea what you meant to me. And to so many. I have been running to you on the bad days since as far back as I could drive. Talking with you never once failed to make me feel just so much better. <3 I will think of you and remember you always. I love you so much. Kiss my Aunt for me.
    I will my our conversations,

    Your Nephew,
    Roy

  • Your Grandson****

  • My deepest condolences, Joe to you and your family. May she rest in peace. She will always be in your heart.