Michelle Cannon

Michelle Cannon, 48, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. She was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula and a 1992 graduate of Bethel High School. Michelle was diagnosed with Diabetes in 1995 and still lived her life to the fullest. She loved going to the beach and feeling the sand between her toes. Michelle was a devoted mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend who will be missed immeasurably by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bette S. Poston, and her father, Michael F. Poston.

Michelle is survived by her husband of 27 years, Albert B. Cannon; son, Tyler E. Cannon; sister Jennifer Humphries and her husband Stephen; nieces and nephews, Morgan and her husband Trevor, Taylor, Christopher, Gracie, Lincoln, and Lily; great-niece, Olivia; and great nephew, Colton. She is also survived by her four-legged “BooBoo”, Buster Brown, and a multitude of cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Nicole Alexandrou

    My condolences to Michelle’s family. I was a classmate of Michelle’s. Michelle was such a beautiful and kind soul. So blessed to have had her in my life during the teenage years. Just being around her made you feel joyful. Rest in peace Michelle.

  2. Carlene

    Albert Tyler and Family
    I’m so very sorry for the family loss
    She would do anything for anyone and was so kind. We will all miss her at the family gatherings. I’m out of town til Sunday but I will come by soon. Sending hugs and prayers 🙏🏻❤️

  3. Albert B. Cannon

    I want to thank everyone who reached out and who helped me and Tyler get through this difficult time.

    I’d like to especially thank my brother William, and Daniel. My sister in law Jenny, and Michelle’s best friend Tracey. Family who made the trip from South Carolina, and family from North Carolina. Thanks for coming, it meant a lot us.

    Thank you to Josh, the preacher who performed the service. And the entire staff at Peninsula Funeral Home. The whole process was stress free and beautifully done. Everyone else that came to the service, thank you. And of course, thank you G (my mom). You’re always there for me no matter what.

    Michelle will be missed greatly, and always loved. There is some comfort knowing Michelle will no longer be in pain. And also knowing she is up there reunited with her mother again.


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