She was born on January 10, 1987 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the daughter of Bonnie (Robbins) and Jeffrey Lawrence.
Shannon was a vibrant, lively, adventurous girl. She always wanted to experience all life had to offer. She was an excellent athlete and was very active in many school sports. Shannon loved playing basketball but also excelled at volleyball and track. She broke the Cabool Middle School girls’ pole vaulting record while in junior high. She also loved to hunt, fish and just being silly with her family and friends.
Tragedy changed her life in 2001 in the form of a traumatic brain injury suffered in a car accident. Although this left her incapacitated, she continued to touch lives in unexpected ways until she passed on from this life.
Shannon leaves behind her mother, Bonnie Mitchell and husband Stephen; her father, Jeffrey Lawrence and wife Lisa; brother, Weston Mitchell; many extended family, friends and an entire community that has poured out their love and support towards Shannon and her family throughout the years.
Visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the funeral chapel. Graveside services were at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Cabool Cemetery with Rev. Doug Sparks officiating. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.