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Gloria Lavern Shannon

July 3, 1936 - April 20, 2018

Gloria Lavern Shannon, of Elyria, transitioned from this earthly life on April 20, 2018 at her home. She was born July 3, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Elyria, Ohio when she was eight years old. She attended Lorain County Community College and was a Head Start teacher for 37, retiring August 28, 2000. She also worked as a cook at Mitchel’s Restaurant. She loved cooking, crocheting, reading, and spending time with her family. She attended One Body in Christ Ministries where she served as the mother of the church. She was also a member of New Life Full Gospel Ministries.

Gloria leaves to cherish her memory five daughters, Carolyn Johnson, Susan (Marvin) Smith, Marsha (Eugene) Shumate, Kimberly Shannon, and Lisa (Levy) Stringer; five sons, Michael Shannon, Silas Henry, Gary (Zuma) Shannon, Loren “Butch” (Dorothy) Jackson, and Shearo Henry; brothers, Clay Shannon and Thurman Shannon; 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Gloria is preceded in death by a daughter in infancy; her mother, Mary L. Green; fathers, Silas Shannon Sr. and Isom Green; sister, Shelia (Eugene) Carter; brothers, Silas Shannon Jr. and Joseph Shannon; grandson, Lucius Johnson; and two great grandchildren in infancy.

Visiting hour will be Wednesday April 25, 2018 from 11:00 AM until time of service at 12:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 632 W River Rd N, Elyria. Pastor James Wells Jr. of New Life Full Gospel of Elyria will officiate. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery.



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