Opal Fay Brummett Cannon, 76, wife of James Cannon, died Monday, November 6, 2023.
Born in Whitley County, KY, she was the daughter of the late William Brummett and Mossie Brummett Cottrell.
Opal was known for her enjoyment of continuous learning and was often seen with her laptop open researching her latest curiosity and shared a love of travel with her husband that took them all over the world. A skilled cook, Opal enjoyed making everything from the simplest of meals to complex gourmet recipes for her family through the years.
Opal’s inquisitive nature, faith, love of caring for others, and enjoyment of children ultimately led her on the path to owning and operating her own daycare for close to 20 years. She regularly accomplished more before her family woke than most people do in a day.
Later in her faith-centered life, she became more involved with her church by volunteering and helping those in need. Formerly known for being able to strike up a conversation with anyone, as Opal rounded out her final days, she continued to express herself by using facial expressions to communicate. This often made her family smile or fondly laugh that Opal found a way of ensuring her opinion was known until the very end.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Tammy Brummett-Scoggin of Montana, Timothy Morgan of Tennessee, and Allison Heintz of Colorado; stepchildren, Tracey Powell of Texas, Elizabeth Woody of Alabama, Alec Finn of Ohio, and Emily Cannon of North Carolina; and three siblings, Jean Adkins, Frank Brummett, and Dan Brummett.
She was preceded in death by one son, Bradley Finn; and four siblings, Herman Brummett, Edward Brummett, Doris Wilson, and Mathew Brummett.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at Croley Funeral Home in Williamsburg, Kentucky at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made by doing a random act of kindness in Opal’s honor. She did this often and felt being kind and helping others was the way forward in making a positive impact in the world.
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