OBITUARY

Michael J. Shannon

November 30, 1967May 7, 2019
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Michael J. Shannon, 51, died on Tuesday May 7, 2019 at his home. A Casual Dress Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 11 o'clock in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for the hour prior to service, from 10 until 11. Mr. Aubrey Ray will officiate. Burial will follow in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery.

Michael was born in Macon, Georgia to Jerry L and Jane F. Shannon. He attended Southwest High School, and formerly raced at local tracks, including Cordele and Dublin. Mike had a curious nature, showing a deep interest in most everything, from cooking and gardening, to building and fixing things. He loved history and all things old, and was full of trivia knowledge. Mike had musical hobbies of guitar playing and drumming. He was once an owner/operator for Star Transportation, but had most recently worked for Rowland Trucking. Perhaps his deepest connection was that with his parents, his sister, and his love, LeighAnn. He truly loved them beyond measure.

Left to carry his memory are his parents, Jerry L. and Jane F. Shannon; sister, Lori Shannon Pinnell; his love, LeighAnn Ellison; niece, Shannon Pinnell (Brock Elliott); step daughters, Brittany (Dakota) Fox, Elizabeth (Nicholas) Bunnell; and maternal grandmother, Charlotte Biggs. He also leaves several aunts, uncles, and a tremendous host of good friends.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express tributes.

Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Left to carry his memory are his parents, Jerry L. and Jane F. Shannon; sister, Lori Shannon Pinnell; his love, LeighAnn Ellison; niece, Shannon Pinnell (Brock Elliott); step daughters, Brittany (Dakota) Fox, Elizabeth (Nicholas) Bunnell; and maternal grandmother, Charlotte Biggs. He also leaves several aunts, uncles, and a tremendous host of good friends.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Casual Dress Celebration of Life Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Tonja (Gordon) Scarbary

May 16, 2019

I am so saddened and heart broken. Mike was an amazing guy. He brought life and laughter to anyone that knew him.
Jerry, Jane and Lori, I am so sorry for you loss and pray for your hearts to be healed from the pain of losing him. I will be in diligent prayer for the days, months and years ahead.
Hold fast to the memories. He LOVED his family!

Frank Evans

May 9, 2019

Michael John you are going to be missed by all and particularly by our family. Little did we know as kids that we would be family one day. You were a huge part of our lives for so long, you became so much more than a childhood friend, you were family. Thank you for being an excellent father to my nieces, husband to Jennifer and a brother to me. My family is pained by the loss of you, but we have the great memories of the kind soul you were. ~Frank

Marie Massengale

May 9, 2019

Just to say I am so sorry to hear about Mikes Passing. My heart and prayers are with all of you. I remember the Good Old days with all of You at the store where I worked. Love to all Marie Massengale

Stacy Williams

May 9, 2019

Mike I'm sure gonna miss you I was the runt of you Lee,Keith,and David .I have a lot of memories of growing up around you guys as everyone got older everyone kinda stop hanging out but just a couple of years back we started hanging out once again and have long talks in a store parking lot or on FB . I have a lot of great memories growing up around you and I can say you were a true and geuniune friend so this is not good bye but see you again one day rest easy my life long friend

April Brantley

May 9, 2019

Michael, I miss you more than you can imagine! Thank you so much for your friendship, recipes, and bulbs for my garden. I will miss our talks so much, you are one of the best friends that I have had in a long time. Many prayers for your family and friends. I will always smile when I think of you or cook any of your amazing recipes, love you much Ol Shovelhead

Donna Parker

May 9, 2019

Michael was such an amazing friend. He was always there for me when I needed him. He never judged me but would let me know if I was wrong. He knew all I was going thru with so much hurt and he would look at me and say, I just want to put you in my pocket so I can keep you safe. And he knew it would make me laugh. But he was serious lol. Love you Michael you’re going to be missed by many. My prayers for the family you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Charlotte Hardy

May 9, 2019

Michael was such a kind soul. He will truly b missed. Prayers for comfort to the family RIP Michael. Fly high.

Tiffany Lopez

May 9, 2019

I will forever keep you close in my heart. I can’t believe that you are gone. The memories we shared will live forever in my heart. I Love You like my very own brother. Connor had so much fun getting to talk to you and swim with you. You were his forever buddy. R.I.P Michael.

Cheree Trotter

May 8, 2019

I remember one night back in 93, "way back" We were at a friend's house for a get together and he asked me if he could sing me a song. I said sure Mike ,not thinking he could sing lol
But he could. I will never forget him singing to me.Rip Mike ,you will always. Be in our 💕....

Leigh Ann Ellison

May 8, 2019

I'm so blessed to have met you to share my life with. I love you so very much....

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Biography

Michael J. Shannon, 51, died on Tuesday May 7, 2019 at his home. A Casual Dress Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 11, at 11 o'clock in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family will received friends at the funeral home for the hour prior to service, from 10 until 11. Mr. Aubrey Ray will officiate. Burial will follow in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery.

Michael was born in Macon, Georgia to Jerry L and Jane F. Shannon. He attended Southwest High School, and formerly raced at local tracks, including Cordele and Dublin. Mike had a curious nature, showing a deep interest in most everything, from cooking and gardening, to building and fixing things. He loved history and all things old, and was full of trivia knowledge. Mike had musical hobbies of guitar playing and drumming. He was once an owner/operator for Star Transportation, but had most recently worked for Rowland Trucking. Perhaps his deepest connection was that with his parents his sister, and his love LeighAnn. He truly loved them beyond measure.

Left to carry his memory are his parents, Jerry L. and Jane F. Shannon; sister, Lori Shannon Pinnell; his love, LeighAnn Ellison; niece, Shannon Pinnell (Brock Elliott); step daughters, Brittany (Dakota) Fox, Elizabeth (Nicholas) Bunnell; and maternal grandmother, Charlotte Biggs. He also leaves several aunts, uncles, and a tremendous host of good friends.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express tributes.

Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.