Lureeta Dicks Shannon, age 82, affectionately known as “Susie”, completed her journey in this mortal life on May 20, 2017 at St. Vincent Riverside Hospice surrounded by her family. “Susie” was born on June 19, 1934 in Lulu, Florida to the late Jessie and Eva Dicks.
She was also preceded in death by her husband Robert Walter Shannon, Jr. This year would have been their 55th wedding anniversary. Together they had three children, Michael Shannon (Sharon), Eva Shannon Coffey and Jessie Shannon (Shanna). She is also survived by five grandchildren, Mark Griffin, Amber Coffey, Hayley Shannon, Destiny Shannon, and Sarah Chandler, and two great grandchildren, Trinity Griffin and Eva Griffin. She loved them unconditionally with the tenderness only a mother and grandmother could have. They were her greatest joy and she considered it her greatest calling in life. Nothing was more important than their happiness. She is also survived by her brothers Wallace Dicks (Merle) and Jimmie Dicks (Mable).
Sister Shannon, a title she cherished, also experienced great joy in the service of others by following and emulating the life of Christ. She was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and treasured serving in the Relief Society and teaching Primary children about Heavenly Father and His son.
She loved to garden. Her sons, Mike and Jessie, claims she could plant a stick and it would grow. Eva, her daughter, said that her mother had so many fruit trees that you could eat your way around her house. Cooking was also a passion and found great pleasure watching friends and family enjoy the meals she created.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate her past life and the new one she now enjoys on the other side of the veil.
Visitation and viewing will be Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 10 to 11 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2800 S. 14th St. Fernandina Beach.
Funeral services will follow at 11 am in the chapel with Bishop Dave Carter officiating and Elder Ron Miller assisting.
Mrs. Shannon will be laid to rest beside her husband in Hughes Cemetery.