Geneva Ann Cantrell, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, and friend, was called Home to be with the Lord on September 21, 2023 at her residence. Born on November 20, 1944, in Ethel, WV to Orville and Vesta (Sutphin) Craddock.
Ann was a loving and devoted wife to her husband of 61 years, Franklin Dee Cantrell. Their love was a shining example to all who knew them. Together they built a strong foundation of love and support that lasted throughout their years.
As a mother, Ann was an incredible source of love and guidance to her children. She cherished her son Lesley Kyle Cantrell, who preceded her in death, and daughter Deanna (Dean) Woerner. Ann's unwavering love and care for her children provided them with the tools they needed to succeed in life.
Ann's legacy extended beyond her immediate family. She enriched the lives of her grandchildren: Holly Elizabeth Cantrell, Kent Franklin Woerner, Landon Cantrell, and Franklin Kyle Cantrell. Each grandchild held a special place in Ann's heart and brought immeasurable joy into her life. Additionally, her great-grandsons Axton Cantrell and Sylas Cantrell were the light of her later years.
She will be remembered as a compassionate and caring individual who touched the lives of so many. Her kind spirit radiated warmth wherever she went. Her optimistic outlook on life inspired those around her to appreciate the simple joys and find happiness in the most unexpected places.
Friends and family are invited to attend the visitation service for Ann on September 23, 2023 at Akers-James Funeral Home located at 832 Old Logan Rd in Logan, WV. The visitation will take place from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM where loved ones can pay their respects and share fond memories. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Bright Star Freewill Baptist Church, where she was a devoted member for many years.
A funeral service will follow the visitation at the same location. Starting at 2:00 PM, family and friends will gather to celebrate Ann's life, reflecting on the cherished memories and the profound impact she made during her time with us. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Chapmanville.
In times of sorrow, we must remember to cherish the beautiful moments we shared with her. Although she may no longer be physically present, her spirit lives on through the memories, lessons, and love she instilled in every life she touched.
Online condolences may be left at www.jamesfh.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Akers-James Funeral Home, Logan, WV.