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Darwin Alexander Cannon

August 29, 1975 ~ April 23, 2021 (age 45)

Obituary

It is with our most profound condolences that the Clark-Williams Funeral Home Family announce the passing of     
Mr. Darwin Alexander Cannon of Itta Bena, Mississippi.
 
Darwin Alexander Cannon was born on August 29, 1975 in West Point, Mississippi to Kelvin and Dorothy Cannon. He was an excitable and curious child while growing up with his sister, Kulunie Cannon.  He could always tell you of an adventure he had with his parents, sister, or his many cousins.  Darwin never forgot anything. He completed his schooling in the West Point school district. After finishing high school, he moved on to Mississippi Valley State University where he met his future bride, Ida. He was determined to perfect his talent and love of music by majoring in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Radio and Television broadcasting. He succeeded with a bachelor’s degree, but he did not stop there. He obtained a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from MVSU, a master’s degree in Public Relations from New York Institute of Technology and advanced studies from Mississippi College and Arkansas State University. He became a proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc in 1999 and remained a faithful member.  He put all of that education to good use. He worked his way up from a student trainee to a professor and Coordinator of Public Broadcasting at WVSD Radio. He loved teaching and interacting with the students. His door was always open, and his phone always was on.

Darwin loved the Lord and it showed. He was always mistaken for a preacher! He accepted Christ at an early age at Pilgrim Grove M. B. Church in West Point.  He was a beautiful soul that people could not help but to gravitate toward. He later joined Old Bethel M. B. Church in Glendora, Mississippi.  He was always curious and seeking more knowledge about Christ and Christian living.

Darwin and Ida entered holy matrimony on December 27, 2003. They both loved and spoiled one another until April 23, 2021, the day he departed this cruel world for his heavenly home. They shared in the sorrow of losing their only child, Chauncey. However, they cherished and loved the children in their families and all their God children. He especially loved the newest addition to the family, Saul A. Cannon. That was his little mini me.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife -Ida Hampton-Cannon of Itta Bena, MS, Parents-Kelvin and Dorothy Cannon of West Point, MS, Sister- Kulunie Cannon (Saul A. Cannon, nephew) of Arlington, VA, Mother-in-law- Mary Hampton of Holcomb, MS,  (2)Sisters- In- Laws- Lula Phillips and Mayola Hampton (Ricky Pernell) of Jackson, TN, (7) Brothers-in-laws- Leroy Hampton, Jr. (Arlean) of Tippo, MS, Leon Hampton, Sr. (Laura) of Garland, TX, Leo Hampton, Sr. (Linda) of Charleston, MS, Henry Hampton (Lillie) of Greenwood, MS, Richard Hampton (Gloria) of Oakland, MS, Johnny Hampton (Jenny) of Holcomb, MS and Sammie Hampton (Shaina) of Olive Branch, MS and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and Friends. 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
May 1, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Clark-Williams Funeral Home Inc.
602 Cherry Street
Grenada, MS 38901

Funeral Service
Sunday
May 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Mississippi Valley State University H. G. Carpenter Auditorium
14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, MS 38941

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