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Jewel D. (French) Kannon

January 25, 1940 ~ May 15, 2020 (age 80)

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Jewel D. (French) Kannon, 80, of Hanover Township, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.


Born in Wilkes-Barre, on January 25, 1940, she was the daughter of the late William and Olivia (Hutchinson) French.


Jewel attended GAR High School and worked as a caseworker for the Department of Welfare.  She later worked for Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) as a social worker. 


She loved spending time with her family and was a very social person who loved helping people.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Wilkes-Barre and also attended the New Covenant Christian Fellowship, Wilkes-Barre.


She was preceded in death by; a daughter, Lenora Walker, who passed in 1987, two sons, Kevin and Clark Walker, and a brother, George French.


Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Sanchez Kannon; son, Herb Walker; a daughter, Brenda Walker; stepchildren, Sanchez “Tony” Kannon, Andre Kannon and  Stacey Kannon; grandchildren, Unique Walker, Mitchell Kannon and Madison Kannon;  three sisters, Rose Marie Duyernay, Frances “Oliva” French and Diane McIver; 5 brothers, Gerald, William “ Junior”, Guy, Edward and Gary French, numerous nieces and nephews.


A private memorial service will be held for the family due to the pandemic.  At the request of the family, a live stream will be available on the funeral homes Facebook page on Friday at 4PM.


Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, Wilkes-Barre is in charge of arrangements.

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