Jeffrey John Cannatella Sr., 57, of Lake Village, died on January 28, 2019 at Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock, from complications arising after removal of a rare brain tumor.
He was born on June 29, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Marion Jean Cannatella and the late Melvin John Cannatella.
Mr. Cannatella was a 1979 graduate of Subiaco Academy and a graduate of the University of Louisiana in Monroe where he received a degree in construction management.
He worked in the construction industry for more than 40 years for Triple E Construction, Inc. and Millar, Inc. He was a skilled craftsman with a natural ability for detailed workmanship in any endeavor he undertook. He was multitalented, a jack-of-all-trades proficient in estimating, operating heavy equipment, auto and diesel mechanic work, welding, plumbing, electrical and carpentry.
He was loved for his good nature and wit. He enjoyed cooking and often would grill steaks, make pans of lasagna, or pots of chili to share with friends and family. His father’s nickname for him was “Fox” because he was clever, subtle and calculating. Jeffrey was an avid outdoorsman who appreciated nature. Hunting and fishing were a favorite past time.
He is survived by his mother, Marion; a son, Jeffrey “John” Cannatella Jr. and his wife Natalie; a grandson, Elijah James Cannatella of San Francisco, California; a brother, Melvin “Jim” Cannatella of Lake Village; and three sisters, Catherine Cannatella of Eudora, Linda “Nellie” Hunter of Madison, Mississippi, and Marian Ann Clinton of West Monroe, Louisiana.
Visitation will be on Friday, February 1, from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Bishop- King Funeral Home in Lake Village with Rosary following at 6 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 2 a t 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, located at 314 S. Lakeshore Dr. in Lake Village. Burial will follow at the St. Isidore Cemetery in Lake Village with Father Stephen Hart as Celebrant.
A luncheon reception will be held for family and friends at St. Mary’s Parish Hall immediately following the Funeral Mass.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, P O Box 272, Lake Village, AR 71653, or UAMS Office of Institutional Advancement, 4301 W. Markham, #716, Little Rock, AR 72205-7199.