John Glassburner informed the Journal of Gospel Music that quartet singer Lloyd Cannady Jr. of the Flying Clouds passed away May 1.

Here is his obituary:

Lloyd Cannady Jr., age 80, slipped away peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2023. He was born on November 26, 1942, in Plum Branch, SC, to the late Lloyd Sr. & Mary Cannady.

He was a graduate of Mims High School. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew, church member, and friend. He worked for several years at Dupont in Augusta, GA, and Savannah River Plant in Savannah, GA. He was the Founder of the Flying Clouds of Plum Branch, SC who loved traveling to sing all over the world touching the lives of people through all nationalities.

He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, siblings, and special friend Betty Ann Williams.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers-in-law, Thomas “Nat” Morgan and Willie Simpkins.

He is survived by his children, Latonia “Kena” Cannady, LaPorchia (Peterson) Philamar, Antuan Tony “Jessica” Cannady and Cathy Davis; his sisters and brothers, Elizabeth Morgan, Camilla Simpkins, Pomelia Moton, VerLinda (Albert) Kimble, Thomas Cannady, Sammy Cannady and Betty White; other relatives, Vincent Harrison and Candace Sprowl; his special friend, Betty Ann Williams and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends that will truly miss him.

Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home, Columbia, SC, is in charge of the arrangements.

JGM extends its sympathies to the family, friends, and many fans of Lloyd Cannady Jr.


  1. Latonia "Kena" Cannady May 13, 2023 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Rest In Heavenly Peace Dad. I Love You Always. I Miss You. My Heart Is Broken. But, I Know You Are With Our HEAVENLY FATHER. Thank You JESUS For Victory.

    I Am Latonia (Kena) Cannady.

    • Bob Marovich May 13, 2023 at 11:10 am - Reply

      Our sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your father. Bob Marovich – Journal of Gospel Music

  2. Latonia "Kena" Cannady June 3, 2023 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Thank You Sir. God Bless You In The Mighty Name Of Jesus. 💜✝️💜✝️💜✝️💜

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