Marva Patsy Jane Snearl was born on January 30,1936 in New Orleans Louisiana, the daughter of the late Ferman and Virgie Snearl. Marva accepted Christ early in life and was baptized by Reverend James Samuel Morgan at Broadway Missionary Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the age of 16 she graduated from Mc Donough #35 High School in New Orleans.
In 1953 she married George Lee. From this union two sons were born: Taybren and Brian Lee. January 25,1957, she married Ollie Elder of Lutcher Louisiana and became step mother to Janice Geary. Between this union 3 children were born: Celestine, Patrice, and Ollie Jr. In 1961 the blended family moved to Los Angeles California. In 1995 her husband of 38 years became ill and passed away. Two years later, through a mutual friend she met Eric Wesley Cannon of San Diego California. On August 21, 1999 they married. Marva became step mom to 5 children: Trenell, Lavaile, Tasha, Terrence, and the late Eric Cannon Jr. In 2005 the couple relocated to Perry Georgia where it’s southern charm graciously received her with open arms. She became a member of several local churches. She used her gift in the finance department within the church, before locating her church home at Word in Season Ministries where she last served as a Greeter. She developed long lasting friendships over the years with both the young and young at heart. The union between Eric and Marva Cannon lasted for 18 years until March 28, 2018 when she entered eternity.
Marva was a caring and loving mother who worked in various positions through-out her life. There was no job she would not do for the benefit of her family. Her most prized positions were a Satellite Inspector for Hughes Aircraft, as well as a Final Inspections Supervisor for General Motors. She even became an entrepreneur with her daughter in-law Barbra; together they created Lee-Elder Taxes and Associates.
Marva was truly amazing.To know her was to love her. She leaves to cherish her precious memories her husband Eric Cannon, her children, Janice, Taybren, Brian, Celestine, Patrice, Ollie Jr, daughters-in-law Tomoko and Lenora, son-in-law Andre; Trenell, Lavaile, Tasha, and Terrence. Brothers Byron Snearl and Lorenzo Gupton. Sisters-in-law Alice Snearl and Karen Watkins, brothers -in-law Authur, Jessie, Craig, Daryl and Ronald Cannon. Uncle Marvin Soniat, 1st cousins Atlean, Tina, Earl, Catherine and Bill; 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 nephew, 2 nieces and numerous cousins and dear friends that she truly loved.