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“Thank you so much Anya!! I loved this and still do!! It was a beautiful service, I will hold Dear in my Heart Forever, I pray others with share this...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: bonnie shannon

“I love you Bill and ALWAYS WILL FOREVER! God Speed, I never forget, we have such wonderful memories, they will live in my heart!! ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: bonnie shannon

“I love you forever Billy. Thank you for being so kind to me and sharing my life. I was lucky to have met you and you were part of my life. I miss you...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Bonnie

“Peace and Love to you Bill, Love Bonnie and Aunt Barb! ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Bonnie


IN LOVING MEMORY: A Service of Death and Resurrection for Bill Shannon:
Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43
We will miss you all our lives.

The Lord's Prayer (In Unison)
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.
Amen.

The Scripture Lesson - New Testament: Luke 19: 37-42 (This scripture was found in Bill's handwriting in his things)

Psalm 23 (in Unison)
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou annointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Let us pray (In Unison)
O GOD, who gave us birth, you are ever more ready to hear than we are to pray. You know our needs before we ask, and our ignorance in asking. Give to us now your grace, that as we shrink before the mystery of death, we may see the light of eternity. Speak to us once more your solemn message of life and of death. Help us to live as those who are prepared to die. And when our days here are accomplished, enable us to die as those who go forth to live, so that living or dying, our life may be in you, and that nothing in life or in death will be able to separate us from your Great Love in Christ Jesus our LORD.
Amen.

THE WITNESS OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS - Family and Friends may briefly voice their thankfulness to God for the grace they have received in life of our brother, William Edwin Shannon, and their faith and joy.

God please hold Bill in the palm of your hand and guide him forward in the light of your love, Bill served on earth as a humble servant and a good man, Bill will be missed by those left behind until we all are blessed to meet again.

We love you Bill and release you to God's care, please have a safe journey and hold the door for us to follow.

Thank you Billy for all you meant in our lives, we all will love you forever in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Go in peace Billy! (in Unison)

From Liz:
To me Bill was more than just a grandfather, he was the closest thing I ever had to a dad and in my mind that is exactly what he is to me. He taught me a lot of what I know now and is one of the big reasons why I have made it as far as I have and why I am going to graduate this year. From the very beginning he was always pushing me to do well in school. I remember when I was younger he used to make me do mathematics flash cards every night so I could learn my times tables. Even when I thought I couldn't do it he was always pushing me and helping me every step of the way until I understood it.

Bill taught me more than just how to succeed in school though. He also taught me what it means to be a good person and laid the foundation for a lot of the morals I have today. I learned so much from him growing up that it's hard to wonder what I would have turned out like without him in my life. I am going to miss sitting out by his beat up old car every weekend on the street while he fixed it up and tried to explain to me things about cars that were way beyond my comprehension and I am especially going to miss our trips to the beach to go surfing and us going to get ice cream afterwards.

I have more fond memories of him than I can count and I miss him every minute he is gone but I know that he is in a better place now and for that I am grateful. I have never been one to believe that just because someone gives birth to you that that makes them your parent. It's the people who stand beside you every step of the way and give you unconditional love and support and treat you like their own that are your true parents and Bill did exactly that for me. He will be forever loved and missed.

From Bonnie:
Bonnie's Words:

I never met a harder working, honest man than Bill. He was genuine. A real Southern gentleman. We met and agreed to help each other and I truly in my heart believe we did. He taught me a gentler side and I taught him how to be tough and speak out. Bill did.

One of my fondest memories is the "Fat Fairy" joke. I was cleaning house and Bill was on the sofa watching TV, as I swept through picking up clothes in between him and the TV I said "what do you think, some Fat Fairy comes through here and does the cleaning?" and as I got to the kitchen, I heard Bill very calmly and low voiced say "I think I just saw one". When I heard that I laughed so hard - the anger was totally diffused and that is how Bill handled me expertly

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