Gloria-Anne “GloGlo” Kathleen Cannon, age 27, of Collinsville, Oklahoma, left her corporeal body on August 14, 2022. She is now holding and playing with her angel baby boy, Max Aurelius, who preceded her in death on October 30, 2019.
Visitation and Viewing will be held at Rice Funeral Service & Cremation Center on August 25, 2022, from 3 pm - 7 pm. GloGlo’s Celebration of Life Gathering will also be held at Rice on August 26, 2022, from 1 pm - 3 pm. Both the Visitation and Celebration of Life will be casual dress in honor of Gloria. We would welcome everyone to wear her favorite colors, which were blue and black, and, if you would like, wear your favorite band, fitness, or pop culture T-Shirt.
Christopher and Virginia Cannon welcomed their daughter into their lives on August 1, 1995. Gloria-Anne spent her elementary and middle school years in the Glenpool, Oklahoma area. And, she spent her mid-high and high school years in Owasso, Oklahoma. GloGlo participated in choir and drama; these extracurricular activities sparked her interest in cosmetology, nail art, cosplay, and modeling. She volunteered with Therapetics Service Dogs of Oklahoma, and, alongside her family, they trained 4 dogs for disabled people. She was passionate for people to live their best emotional and physical lives; Gloria used her Team USA Athletics self defense classes, her 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu training, and her Body-Building lifestyle to model a life of vitality and fitness.
Everywhere Gloria traveled or lived, she embraced life while listening to her cherished and eclectic music. Every town, national park, and activity was a new frontier, which she boldly explored because GloGlo lived in the moment with her son, family, friends, and nature. Oftentimes, Gloria would capture these moments via her photography as well as in her painting, drawing, journaling, and modeling. Her make-up choices and hairstyles expressed her emotions and permitted others to peek into her soul.
Her soul emanated not only thoughtfulness but also laughter. GloGlo was known for her sense of humor and endless comedy shows. Glo credited her innate ability to make others laugh to her dad and her dark sense of humor to her brother Dan.
GloGlo was an active person, and it was difficult for her to remain still. This made it challenging for her to sleep, but she did not lose hope. She found a way to help herself sleep. Gloria trained herself to meditate by listening to chakra music on YouTube, specifically the “Inner Lotus Music” channel; this music grounded her. Her mind became quiet enough to let her sleep. GloGlo enjoyed sharing the practice of meditation with others. While she lived with her parents, Gloria would sit and drink coffee with her mom in the mornings; the two of them would meditate together and encourage each other to achieve their goals and dreams.
Gloria had many goals that she accomplished: being a wonderful mother to Max, spreading awareness about SIDS, practicing her art, sharing her comedy, traveling and exploring the world, and working in the fitness industry. The day that Glo was hired at Obtain Strength was momentous for her: she achieved her goal to work in the fitness industry, and she knew that her future was bright.
Gloria-Anne epitomized joy, love, compassion, strength, determination, and resilience. She was an encourager to everyone. Her sister Zoë says Gloria-Anne’s legacy echoes the meaning of her nickname. Gloria was given the nickname GloGlo because it embodied her aura: she was like the moon; she had a comforting and energizing gravitational light, which always GLOwed and will forever GLO.
Gloria-Anne is survived by the following relatives: parents, Christopher and Virginia Cannon; brother Dan Cannon; sister Zoë Cannon Gregory, husband Michael Gregory, and niece Ellaine Beth-Anne; extended family; life-long friend Jamie Moldovan; innumerable other friends; athletic and body-building family; 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu family; and coworkers.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers to send plants in honor of Ms. Gloria-Anne.
Gloria-Anne Kathleen Cannon will be laid to rest beside her maternal grandmother Leta "Lee" Christine Millikin at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville, Oklahoma.
If you would like to watch the service via zoom, please click this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84542310354?pwd=NnlPMmlXR09UOVJ4NEdDSjFKcHIyUT09