Shannon Leigh Dunlap

February 8, 1979February 21, 2021

Shannon Dunlap, loving mother of two, passed away at the age of 42 on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

Shannon was born on February 8, 1979 in Charlotte, NC to Dunny and Carol Dunlap. She went to Olympic High School and later pursued a career as a CNA at Sunrise Assisted living. In 1999, she had her daughter, Hannah and in 2005, her son Tony. Shannon cherished hearing about Hannah’s latest adventures and watching Tony play baseball and other sports. She was an avid Carolina Panthers fan and watched the team religiously. Shannon was extremely passionate about spreading awareness for her Common Variable Immunodeficiency disorder as well as Epilepsy. She was an inspiration for many and known for being a fighter and always making others smile when they talked to her.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents; Bob and Rachel Dunlap and Buck and Peggy Hege, her aunts; Julie Scism and Ann Burgess, her uncles; Frankie Hege and Joey Hege. She is survived by her parents; Dunny and Carol Dunlap, her children; Hannah Dunlap and Tony N Gregory, her partner and his children; Tony Gregory, Jaida and Jasmine Jackson, her brother and sister-in-law; Robert and Casey Dunlap, her nieces; Jane and Audrey Dunlap, her aunts; Maureen McElveen and Joan Koernert, her uncles; Bucky Hege, Bill Scism, Dick Koernert, and Thad McElveen, and numerous cousins and close friends.

A private celebration will be scheduled and held at a later time by immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the Immune Deficiency Foundation online at

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Herbert Love

February 25, 2021

I met Shannon at the infusion center. I would be on one end of the room and she on the other. We always passed each other and spoke when leaving the room. I realized later that she knew my son and his boys. Actually, they often played ball together. She and I had some good conversations and I always looked forward to seeing Shannon. I know she was at the infusion center much more often than I, and she was missed when she wasn’t there. When I asked about her, I found out she was being treated at home. Shannon had an outgoing personality and was a friend to all! Your family will be lifted up in prayer.

Shirley Williams

February 24, 2021

I remember Shannon coming to the office many times, with her two children, Hannah and Little Tony. Her Mom, Carol, was my boss for many years and it was always good to see Shannon and the kids. Little Tony would always play tricks on me with rubber spiders. He knew I was afraid of those things. Shannon and everyone would stand back and laugh. I was terrified. She will surely be missed by so many. There is no more pain Shannon. You have your wings now, so fly away to Glory with the Angels. To the family, my prayers and loving thoughts are with you all.

Shirley Williams
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Alfreda Cowan

February 24, 2021

i will cherish the fond memories of Shannon as a student in elementry school. I am glad we reconnected over the years and kept in touch. My deepest sympathy is extended to her family and friends. We have lost a jewel and heaven has gained an Angel
Rest in heavenly peace.

Rhonda Gulledge

February 23, 2021

Growing up we were attached at the hip. We were best friends. BFFs. Memories that I hold on and will cherish forever. I have pictures that I have looked at through the years that bring back exact to the moment memories of how we grew up, the fun, the laughs, the vacations. Your family was my family and my family was your family. We recently had a conversation over text and told each other I love you. I'm happy for that. I know you are at peace. No more suffering. Love Rhonda VBFF!