Ronnie Gilford Cannady departed this life on January 11, 2021. Ronnie was born on May 17, 1956. He was the youngest of the five children born to Naomi and the late James Cannady of McCormick, SC. Ronnie was a 1974 graduate of McCormick High School. He had the honor of sharing his graduation date with his mother, Naomi Cannady, who graduated from night school at the same time. Ronnie’s employment history included working as a contracted builder for his father throughout his youth. He later deployed the same type of services as an employee of Cannady Builders, another family company. Additionally, Ronnie served in the National Guard from 1981 until 1993. He also worked in the McCormick County Maintenance Department from 1988 – 2000. While serving in the National Guard and as a maintenance worker, Ronnie also worked as a first responder for the McCormick County Emergency Medical Service and as a private security officer. Ronnie was a very active member of Bethlehem Church of God Holiness where he served as a deacon and trustee. Ronnie grew up in the church as a member of the Sunshine Band, Youth Choir, and Usher Board. He also served as the Sunday School Superintendent and he assisted with the YPU before evening services. He remained active in church until his death. Ronnie leaves to mourn, his wife, Marsha M. Cannady; two children, Ronshekia Cannady and Jesse Cannady; five grandchildren, Jniya Nunnually, Nijera Hook, Zorion Hook, and Jaden Tucker; his mother, Naomi D. Cannady; two siblings, Patricia Parham (Milton) and Willie Cannady (Ethel); a godbrother, Elder Dewey Brown (Ernestine); two nieces, Mary E. Cannady and Tomiko T. Smalls and one nephew, James Oneal Cannady of the home; and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, James Cannady; two brothers, James Taylor Cannady and Sylvester Cannady; and a granddaughter, Amaya Coleman.
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