After a difficult struggle with leukemia, Larnice A. Shannon (67), of Hainesport, NJ,
went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 9, 2018. Born in Clarksville,
Virginia, to Robert and Helen (Moody) Mitchell, Larnice enjoyed spending time
with her five siblings and being a member of the color guard in high school.
After high school graduation and a year of college in Washington, DC, Larnice
moved to Princeton, NJ where she met and later married Abe Shannon in 1971. They
were both proud members of First Baptist Church of Princeton, NJ where
she served as an usher for many years.
Larnice and Abe were the proud parents of two daughters, Zaneta and Janelle, who she
lovingly called her “pumpkins.” After 29 years of blessed union, Abe went home
to be with the Lord on April 8, 2002. After the death of her husband, Larnice moved to Hainesport, NJ and became a
member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Burlington, NJ.
Larnice was employed by the Educational Testing Services, Clancy-Paul, Ellsworth’s, and
Benecard Services throughout her life. However, her most rewarding work began
when she became a grandmother. Larnice was an accomplished Nana and she
received high marks for her dedication, moving to Columbia, MD to care for her
“munchkins,” as she called them. Her grandchildren loved every moment spent with
their Nana and will remember her fondly for taking them to “the Turn-Around
Place” and Clark’s Elioak Farm in Columbia, and summer camp in Hainesport. They
were blessed to spend much of their lives in Nana’s care.
Larnice is survived by her sister, Caroline Mitchell and brother, Wayne Mitchell of
Hainesport, NJ; daughter Zaneta Shannon Chambers and her husband Darrell
Chambers of Washington, DC; daughter Janelle Shannon of Severn, MD;
grandchildren Amaris Heslop, Dylan Chambers, Zephaniah Chambers, and Liel
Wessely; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and close friends and relatives.
Larnice held so many people close to her heart. Her friends were her family and the
number of family members she had is countless. Thank you to everyone who prayed
with her, helped care for her, and are here today. A special thank you to
Winfred and Garnetta Sanders who have always been there for Larnice, Verna and
Karl Dentino, Gloria Lawrence, and Amy Walsh Bucs for their friendship and
care. We would also like to thank Kim Mitchell and the nurses from Penn
Medicine and Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice for helping Larnice during her
battle with Leukemia.
Donations in Larnice’s name can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through
their website https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate.