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January 27, 1972 ~ September 21, 2022 (age 50) 50 Years Old
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MARK TYRONE CANADY of Wilmington, North Carolina departed this life on September 21, 2022, at the age of 50.
Mark was born on January 27, 1972, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Having a special place in the hearts of his grandparents, he was raised as their eldest grandson. His family ‘s legacy was built on strong Christian values and love of God. He accepted Christ at a youthful age and baptized at the Church of Christ in Macon, Georgia. He is predeceased by his grandfather, William Henry Canady, uncles, James H. Canady, William Clark Canady and Milton Canady.
He was a 1992 graduate of Redan High School, Stone Mountain. Over the past 30 years, Mark held various employment positions including quality control inspector, production, and hospitality manager. Through out his work career he was recognized for his leadership abilities and exceptional work performance.
Mark was a loving, caring son, grandson, father and grandfather, brother, and nephew. His daughter and granddaughter were among the most precious treasures in his life. The role of grandfather strengthened his life’s purpose. Every opportunity to share time with family were cherished and memorable. He enjoyed going to church with his grandmother. His spiritual growth was a testament of the values he strived to live by.
As a believer in his Christian faith, each day began with reading his bible. He was a lifelong learner who enjoyed reading, historical documentaries, and podcast. Most recently, he devoted his time fulfilling one of his most desired accomplishments, writing his autobiography. He had an uncanny ability to express love, compassion, empathy, and forgiveness setting an example for others.
Mark's love of life did not end with his passing. He taught us many things about life, His humble spirit, respect for others and pleasant personality were extended to everyone he met. He was known as “Uncle Mark” to many. His family, friends and loved ones will continue to honor him by living their lives to the fullest.
His illuminating memories will be forever cherished in the lives of his daughter; Britney Shawanna Canady, granddaughter, Madison Gale Canady, both of Durham, NC; parents; Debra Canady Foster, (David); sister, Maya Nichelle Foster; brother , Marshall Thurgood Foster (Ellen); niece, Aubrey Jade Foster, all of Stone Mountain, Georgia; grandmother, Doris Hansley Canady; of Wilmington, North Carolina; uncle; Randall Wynell Canady, aunt ; Wanda Canady Wheeler (Steve); of Duluth, Georgia, great-great aunt, Loretta Foy Grady of Wilmington, NC and great aunts; Delores Sidberry of Brooklyn, New York, Carolyn Rouse and Shelia Rouse of Wilmington, North Carolina , many special cousins and other relatives. Also included were a host of lifelong friends including, Gilbert Wallace ll, Carita Jones and Willie Rodrick Mack.