Genevieve Louise Canonica (Jennie) of Opelika was born to Gordon Keith Yarbrough and Marilyn Louise Milner on February 22, 1937 and passed away on December 1, 2018.
She was 81 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Arthur Canonica.
She is survived by her children, Rocco Vincent Canonica and Rosemarie Milner Olsen; grandchildren, Rocco Vincent Canonica Jr., Anthony Mathew Canonica, Nicholas Alphonse Canonica, Sandra Lee Lommen, Kelly Jean Athena, Chantal Marie Casillas, Tara Janine Fowler; eight great-grandchildren; brother Gordon Yarbrough, sister-in-law Joanne G. Yarbrough; Nieces Jody Y Shields, Joy Y Chandler; brother-in-law James Canonica and his wife Linda Canonica; and numerous other family members.
Jennie will be remembered for her kindness, unbounded love, friendship and for her wisdom. Jennie and Donald were active in the Opelika community through Saint Mary’s Church where Don was a deacon. Both worked tirelessly to help friends, those in need, couples getting married and people entering the church community. Jennie will be greatly missed.
A funeral service will be held at Saint Mary’s Church on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Garden Hill Cemetery.
Jeffcoat Trant Funeral Home & Crematory is directing.
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