Edna Marie Cannon, 88, of Commerce passed away at her home on Jan. 11, 2012. She peacefully slipped from the loving arms of family into the arms of her Savior. Edna was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Waco, to T.H. and Clara Wade. She graduated from Waco High School in 1941; and on Dec. 18, 1943, she married her husband of 46 years, William F. (Bill) Cannon. Edna and Bill moved from Garland to their home north of Commerce in 1971. Edna was a devoted employee for 30 years at Draughns Playschool where she wore many hats and was affectionately known as Miss Edna. She was a faithful member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church for more than 40 years where she made many friends. She was a very devoted Christian who not just went to church, but lived like a Christian. Edna was a very generous woman. She went without things in her life in order to help others, especially her children and grandchildren. Edna enjoyed watching football and was an avid Commerce Tigers and Dallas Cowboys fan. She was very independent and free-spirited. Most everyone in Commerce would recognize Miss Edna as she tooled around Commerce. She loved her car and driving herself anywhere she pleased. She even took very good care of her car, checking her own oil, water, and transmission fluid. Edna enjoyed going to gospel singings and opries with her friends, especially the Farmersville Opry where to Mike and his staff she was a VIP. She would pick up her best friend and running buddy, Pauline Bussell, and off they would go! Following recent health issues when she could no longer drive, fellow church members and friends Nora Chessher and Pearl Wilson would drive both her and Pauline to the Opry for a night of fun and fellowship. Edna was a true friend to many and had a giving heart. She will be truly missed. Edna was preceded in death by her husband; sister Nita Knight and grandson Randy Joe Cannon Jr. Survivors include one sister, Mary Donnelly of Plantersville; four children, Randy Joe Cannon of Commerce, Mary Wiley and husband Don of Lubbock, Brenda Flanagan of Commerce and Sandra Kahle of Florida; grandchildren Scott Cannon and wife Delynn, Melissa Millies and husband Bob, Carrie Cannon, Shane Cannon and wife Bridget, Crystal Cannon, Jay Norris, Stephanie Noyola and husband Greg, Tania Goldstein, Tiffinnie Meleski and husband Robert, Johnny Flanagan Jr. and wife Kacy, Kim Jefferies and husband Brendan, Billy Joe Flanagan and wife Ashley, Sherri Polacek and husband Michael; great-grandchildren Taylor Cannon, Ethan Cannon, Thomas Miller Jr., Tawnee Miller, Adrian Miller, Kyler Zarate, Roy Gaffney Jr., Brandon Branom, Elena Noyola, Adriana Noyola, Aidan Noyola, Courtnie Boughton, Alyssa Boughton, Kyler Moleski, Rylee Flanagan, Landyn Polacek and Linkoyn Polacek. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Commerce. Burial will be at the Royse City Cemetery in Royse City. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Commerce. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.