Frances Jeanne Grayson Shannon

June 9, 1924March 18, 2021

Frances Jeanne Grayson Shannon, 96, passed away on March 18, 2021 at St. Dominic Hospital of natural causes. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 20, at Lakewood Funeral Home Chapel 6011 Clinton Blvd, Jackson, MS 39209.

Jeanne was born in Kansas City, MO, on June 9, 1924 to the late Thomas Clifford Grayson and Frances Gertrude Fletcher Grayson. Her greatest asset was her beautiful smile and loving spirit. To know her was to love her. Some of her last words were "I love everybody" and she truly did. She was well known for her excellent sewing skills. She began sewing at the age of 8 making her doll clothes. When she worked at Mississippi Road Supply, prior to marrying her beloved Willie, she made all her clothes. After Willie's death in 1994, she began sewing for the public and had many loyal customers over the years and, of course, she loved them all.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Willie C. Shannon, her sister, Lorraine Elizabeth Dyess and brother, Kenneth Clifford Grayson.

Jeanne is survived by her sons, Ron Litton (Selma), James Keith Shannon and David Shannon (Jan); grandson, Brian Shannon and his sons Wesley and Matthew; granddaughter, Rachel Shannon Myrick (Grant) and their children Hattie and Monroe; brother, Larry Grayson (Carolyn); niece Robyn Grayson Conner (Donnie) and their children Breanna Lewis and Christopher Lewis; nephew, Tony Grayson and his sons Hayden and Hayes; nephew, Mike Dyess (June); and niece, Carolyn Dyess Bagwell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, 147 Daniel Lake Blvd, Jackson, MS or the charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, March 20, 2021


Frances Jeanne Grayson Shannon

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