Mother Sarah Cannon was born in Ashville, North Carolina on January 5, 1934, to the Parents of the late Mr. James and Mother Selema Cannon.
The Family moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1949 where she continued and completed her education. She worked for Dr. Eleanor Shore, MD., as a private caregiver from 1964 until 2005 over 40 years of giving care and home management support.
Mother Sarah Cannon confessed the Lord Jesus as her personal Savior in the early 1960s, she was baptized in Jesus’ Name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost at Rehoboth Bethel Apostolic Church under the leadership of the late Bishop R.O. Murray; after his death, she continued faithfully under the leadership of Bishop Luther L. Washington, Sr.
Mother Sarah Cannon who is one of our long-standing members of 56 years served faithfully in our Sunday School Department as Superintendent for many years and was one of our General Church Board Members, she was a pillar of the Rehoboth Bethel Church Family who provided outstanding prayer and support; her faithfulness and dedication and sacrifice will always be remembered. Mother Sarah Cannon displayed faithfulness and a good example, serving the Lord. We are so thankful for her life, she has finished her course, and kept the faith!
Apostle Paul wrote in Phillippians 4:3 “Help those women which labour in the gospel, whose names are in the book of Life.” Therefore, we thank God for Mother Cannon, and praise God for the service she’s shown in the name of the Lord! The scripture details in the book of Revelation 14:13 “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labour; and their works do follow them”.
Mother Cannon will truly be missed, right now according to the scripture “she is blessed and resting from her labour and her works do follow her.”
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. James and Mother Selema Cannon, six brothers: James Cannon, Jr., Robert (Bob) Cannon, Earl Cannon, Cecil Cannon, Joseph Cannon, William Cannon, and Bishop John Cannon, and one sister; Sister Rosetta Geron. And daughter, Latasha Cannon.
When God called Mother Cannon home on Thursday, April 27th, 2023 she left to cherish her memory, 3 daughters, Alisha Williams, Nicole Cannon, and Unique Cannon, and two Foster Daughters; LeNieese Bennett, and Deborah Alexander of Boston, Massachusetts. Eleven grandchildren; Sarah-Allyse, Elaina, Elias and Micah, Malik, Joseph, Ndaraja, Christien, Ishmael, Khalib, and Amir of Massachusetts. One Son-in-Law, Marcus Williams of Boston, MA; two sisters Obie and Sister Cynthia Cannon of Boston, MA; two sisters-in-law; Mother Jean Cannon, of Baltimore, MD, and Mrs. Rosie Cannon, of Lancaster, SC. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.
She also leaves to cherish her memory a spiritual Father and Mother and a host of spiritual brothers and sisters. Mother Sarah Cannon fought a good fight, she truly kept the Faith and now she’s resting in the arms of Jesus.