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Veronica Faye Cannady

February 2, 1958 ~ January 25, 2012 (age 53)

Obituary

Veronica Faye Gresham Cannady was born on Feb. 2, 1958 in Statesville, NC. Faye, as she was lovingly called, was the first of five children born to Dennis and Doris Gresham. Her earthly journey ended on January 25, 2012 at the Washington Facility Nursing Home in Washington, D.C. While Faye was still very young the family relocated to Washington, D.C, where she was educated in the Washington Metropolitan area schools. Faye was a devoted daughter and sister, taking care of her siblings while her mother worked. After getting older and wanting to spread her wings, she moved back to North Carolina. This time she settled in Winston-Salem and worked briefly as a Home Health Aide with the county. There she met and married Alvin T. Cannady. They were a close couple and attended Goler Memorial AME Zion Church. During the years with her husband, Faye's strong faith in God matured further. Not only did they attend Bible study at the church, but they studied privately in their home. She proved that faith in God was a Job type of faith. She felt that God could do anything but fail and lived her faith every day. Faye lost her strong hold in Winston-Salem when her husband died on Feb. 27, 2006. She moved to Mocksville and joined St. John AME Zion Church, where she later became an usher. It was her faith that helped her to hold on when she learned of her illness in 2009. With this news, she moved back to Washington, D.C., to be under the protective care of her mother. She used this time to atone, reflect, and to prepare for the journey ahead. In continuing her journey in faith, she joined Union Wesley AME Church, the church home of her mother. She continued her study of the Bible and attended weekly Bible study. Veronica Faye Cannady fought a good fight, and then God called her home. She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Gresham; one brother, Dennis Leroy Gresham; and her husband, Alvin T. Cannady. Missing her is her mother and step-father, Doris Gresham Hughes and Andre Hughes of Washington, D.C; one sister, Karen Gresham of Baltimore, MD; two brothers, Kenneth Eugene Gresham of Gibsonton, Florida, and Ricky Allen Gresham of Bennettsville, SC; additional "sisters" Brenda Burns of New York City, Teresa Dulin of Mocksville, Rebecca Ikard of Seat Pleasant, MD, and Cynthia (Stanley) Campbell of Mooresville, NC; two sisters-in-law, Alice C. Gaither and Pecola C. Holman both of Mocksville; special niece Raven Hodgins of Washington, D.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Wherever Faye lived doing her life on this earth, from N.C. to Washington, D.C., she was known and loved as a child of God. Veronica Faye will be missed for years to come. Funeral service was held Wednesday, Feb. 1st at 11:00 AM at St. John AME Zion Church in Mocksville. Pastor Gwendolyn Hampton officiated and burial followed in National Cemetery in Salisbury, NC. The family received friends at the church thirty minutes before the service. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Veronica Faye Cannady please visit our Sympathy Store.

Visitation

FEB 1. 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

St. John A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery

Milling Rd.

Mocksville, NC, 27028

Service

FEB 1. 11:00 AM (EST)

St. John A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery

Milling Rd.

Mocksville, NC, 27028

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