Mabel Cammon

April 12, 1906 ~ November 11, 2007 (age 101)


Mabel Louise Cammon, the 13th of 16 children, was born April 12, 1906 in Warrior, Alabama to Mr. Doc and Mrs. Fannie Washington. She shared a special bond with all her brothers and sisters. Mrs. Cammon attended school in Warrior, Alabama. At the age of seventeen, she married Mr. George Floyd, Sr. and this union was blessed with three children, George Floyd, Jr. (who departed this life in 2004), Pinkie McGee, and James Floyd. In the 1940's, Mrs. Cammon moved to Buffalo, New York, where she started her own seamstress business. Although Mrs. Cammon never attended college, she was incredibly smart and possessed a strong entrepreneurial spirit, determined to provide for herself and her children. Even until her late 80's, she continued to make her own clothing and clothing for her granddaughter and, along with her daughter, Pinkie, would enter her clothing designs, hand made accessories, and baked goods in the local county fairs, often winning top honors. Mrs. Cammon enjoyed life to the fullest, traveling all over the country many times over in her 101 years and attending every family reunion she could until she was unable to travel. Mrs. Cammon was a loving and giving woman, making friends every where she went. She enjoyed entertaining and surrounding herself with her loved ones and friends. She would host parties and card nights on a regular basis and always sent you home with a plate of good food. Her cooking was divine -- everything from scratch!! She showed you how much she loved you through her food. You couldn't help but eat until your stomach hurt, the food was so good. In the 1940's she married Mr. Robert L. Cammon and, at the age of 45, was pleasantly surprised to bear her last son, Jethro W. Cammon. Her other children were already grown and starting families of their own when Jethro was born. Jethro and Mrs. Cammon shared a very special bond and, up until the day she went to spend eternity with Jesus, he was at her side. Jethro spent the last few years being the primary caregiver for Mrs. Cammon and he states proudly that "Moms took care of me all my life, it was my turn to care for her." Like many Blacks at the time, Mrs. Cammon migrated to California in 1964 for greater opportunities. She remained in California until 2005, when she moved to Piedmont, Oklahoma. Having accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age, she has been a member of a number of churches throughout the country, with her last church home being First New Christian Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California. Mrs. Cammon has touched so many lives in her 101 years. She was not only physically beautiful, but she was spiritually beautiful as well. She loved you hard and could "raise sand" when necessary -- that was the beauty of Mabel Cammon. She was giving, kind, loving and encouraging. She made you feel like you were the most important person in the moments you shared with her. She was admired and adored. SHE WILL LIVE IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF HER LOVED ONES FOREVER. SHE WILL BE MISSED.



November 16, 2007, 2:00 pm
November 16, 2007, 8:00 pm
Poole's Funeral Chapels
1501 7th Avenue, North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 322-5574

Funeral Service

November 17, 2007, 11:00 am
November 17, 2007, 12:00 am
First Missionary Baptist Church of Warrior
606 Main St N
Warrior, AL 35180
Phone: 205-999-9999


November 17, 2007, 12:00 am
November 17, 2007, 12:00 am
Warrior Community Cemetery

Warrior, AL

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