Leonora Lanier Shannon Hart
September 11, 1925 – May 22, 2020
Services for Leonora Lanier Shannon Hart were Sunday, 24 May 2020 in Snows Memorial Chapel on Cherry Street with a private burial in Jeffersonville City Cemetery. Pastor Scott Dickison officiated.
Leonora was born 11 September 1925 at the home of her maternal grandparents in Bartow, Jefferson County, Georgia, the daughter of Annie Johnson Lanier and Dudley Hughes Shannon, late of Jeffersonville; she was the granddaughter of the late Leonora Johnson and Theodore Augustus Lanier and of Virginia Solomon Faulk and John Carey Shannon. In addition to her parents and grandparents, Leonora was preceded in death by her beloved husband Angus Hart, Jr., her grandson Cliff Tibbetts, Jr., and her first cousins Lenore Shannon, Carey Walker Shannon, James Douglas Shannon, Jr. and Mary Eolyn Shannon Tolleson.
Leonora was a graduate of Mercer University where she was a Phi Mu. In 1947 she married Royal Air Force Flight-Lieutenant Angus Hart, Jr. in Jeffersonville where they made their home.
After thirty-three years of service as a dedicated, conscientious teacher, Mrs. Hart retired from the Twiggs County Board of Education. She loved children and was named Teacher of the Year for the Twiggs County Schools in the first year of that award program. Mrs. Hart served as both secretary and treasurer of the Twiggs Parent and Teacher Association. In 1963 the Twiggs County PTA presented her with an Honorary Life Membership in the Georgia Congress of Parents and Teachers for “her contribution to the welfare of the Children and Youth in the Community.”
As a child, Leonora joined First Baptist Church of Jeffersonville where she was a member of Sunday School and WMU for many years, serving as WMU secretary for 15 years. In 2000, she and her husband Angus made First Baptist Church of Christ their church home.
A gentle, happy person, Leonora was drawn to animals and to nature. She loved her family unconditionally and was devoted to her husband, daughter, grandsons and their home in Jeffersonville. Survivors include her grandson Kelly Hart and her daughter Shannon Hart, her first cousins Laurie Shannon Kay, Linda Lanier Richardson, Marjorie Lanier Sugrue, Nancy Lanier Merck, and her nephew Melvin Smith, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to First Baptist Church of Christ, 511 High Place, Macon, Georgia 31201. The family urges careful reading of ajc.com/unprotected.
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Arrangements entrusted to Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street.
- Shannon Hart, Daughter
- Kelly Hart, Grandson
- Laurie Shannon Kay, 1st Cousin
- Linda Lanier Richardson, 1st Cousin
- Marjorie Lanier Sugrue, 1st Cousin
- Nancy Lanier Merck, 1st Cousin
- Melvin Smith, Jr, Nephew
- Annie Johnson Lanier, Mother (deceased)
- Dudley Hughes Shannon, Father (deceased)
- Leonora Johnson Lanier (Theodore Augustus Lanier), Maternal Grandparents (deceased)
- Virginia Solomon Faulk (John Carey Shannon), Paternal Grandparents (deceased)
- Angus Hart, Jr., Husband (deceased)
- Cliff Tibbetts, Jr., Grandson (deceased)
- Lenore Shannon, 1st Cousin (deceased)
- Carey Walker Shannon, 1st Cousin (deceased)
- James Douglas Shannon, Jr., 1st Cousin (deceased)
- Mary Eolyn Shannon Tolleson, 1st Cousin (deceased)
- First Baptist Church of Christ
Celebration of Life
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Leonora Lanier Shannon Hart
Laurie (Bell) Lake
May 27, 2020
Dear Shannon, I just learned of your mother's passing a few minutes ago. A couple of friends and I were reminiscing about our days in first grade not long ago. Mrs. Hart was a strict teacher (and I was a talker!) but I had no doubt she loved and cared so much for us all.
Thinking of you with love and praying for you.
May 25, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. Shannon, you may remember me. I was your Mom, Dad and your pastor many years ago. I was a young pastor. Your Mom and Dad were so helpful to me. They were special people to Mary and me. We were in your home on several occasions. Both were mighty good people. May God minister to you and the entire family giving you peace during these unusual days. Mary is with them at the feet of Jesus.