After a valiant battle with Cancer, Jill Cannon, 41, surrounded by family, peacefully returned to her heavenly home on May 21, 2018. She loved her family and was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and her firm belief in God and eternal families lifted her up throughout her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.
Jill was born to Rondin and Virginia Jckowski Cannon in Salt Lake City, UT on June 29th, 1976. As the lone daughter sandwiched between four brothers, she learned from an early age how to fight for herself. She fought one obstacle after another her entire life. From early adolescence, Jill battled multiple daily epileptic seizures until receiving a life changing brain surgery at the age of 30 years old which left her seizure free for the first time in nearly 20 years. At 30 years old, her life began. She started working, received a driver license and despite missing most of her middle and high school years, she worked multiple jobs to put herself through college and in 2016 at the age of 39 she graduated cum laude from Eastern Kentucky University as an ASL Interpreter. One of her proudest moments was when she finally moved out of the home of her loving father and was able to live on her own and not have to depend on anyone else.
She loved being able to work with the deaf community and she considered it a blessing to be an ASL interpreter and associate with such an amazing group of people. Jill grew up being different, she understood the struggle of being different and it made her a better person. She wanted to be friends with everyone, and her infectious laugh and happy, positive personality touched everyone with whom she came in contact. She loved her family deeply and it was a priority in her life to maintain a close personal relationship with each of her parents and siblings. Jill will be remembered for her unconditional love and acceptance of others, her quickness to forgive, her laughing out loud at the movies and not caring what anybody else thought, being by far the worst bowler but having the most fun, and of always smiling, even through the pain. She will be dearly missed by countless loved ones, family and friends.
Jill is survived by her father Rondin Cannon, mother Virginia Jckowski Cannon, and brothers Jeffrey, Chad, Stephen and his spouse Lorraine and Matthew Cannon, and four nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her grandfathers Maurice Cannon and Frank Jckowski, grandmothers Ora Cannon and Theresa Jckowski.
A memorial will take place at 6:30 pm on Friday May 25th, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 2459 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, Kentucky. A reception with light refreshments will be held following the service at 7:30 pm. in the reception hall.