Netta Ruth Shannon

September 4, 1943 - July 22, 2015
Netta Ruth Shannon

Netta Ruth Shannon age 71, of Leland was called to her heavenly home on July 22, 2015.

She was born Sept.4, 1943 in Anniston, Alabama to the late Harold and Adreene Wainscott.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 41 years Charles W. Shannon 2007.

Netta was a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a servant of God. She had a smile that could light up the room. Her willingness to put others before herself was just one of many qualities she possessed. She enjoyed writing as well as serving in her church. She was secretary for First Baptist Church of Leland for 25 yrs, until Dec. 2014. She will be deeply missed.

She is survived by a brother Ron, two children, Kimberli Williams and husband Kevin of Leland and Keith Shannon of Leland.
She was preceded in death by one child Timothy Shannon 2013.
She has 9 grandchildren, Hunter Williams, Jessica Williams, Trevor Shannon, Danielle Shannon, Garrett Shannon, Seth Shannon, Althea Ahlers, and Kelsi Williams James.

She is preceded in death by one grandchild Timothy “Dylan” Shannon 2010.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Murray, James Hannel, Joey Coleman,
Deonte David, David Roderick and Lee Taylor.
Honorary Pallbearers: Burt Vezina and Paul Ford.

“To fair a flower to linger here,
To greater blessing given,
An Angel called her from her care,
And called her home to heaven,
The golden gates were opened,
A gentle voice said “come”
And with a sweet farewell spoken,
Netta calmly entered home.
Heaven gained another Angel.”

The family will receive friends at 4pm on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at First Baptist Church of Leland.

Funeral services will be following visitation at 5:30pm with Pastor Chris Hall officiating.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451. 910.383.3511.


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  • July 25, 2015
    Kirsten Crisante says:
    Mrs. Netta was a great and sweet lady.

  • July 24, 2015
    mark vess says:
    may you rest in peace sweet aunt netta....love you

  • July 24, 2015
    Kim williams (daughter) says:
    I really never imagined I would be planning your funeral right now. This is the hardest thing I have ever gone through. Growing up you were there for me anytime I needed you and I know you will be there forever for me, you will just be watching over me in heaven now. I love you deeply and will miss you soo much. It's hard to imagine life without you.

  • July 24, 2015
    Lee and Kim Broadway says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family ,we pray The Lord will give you strength and comfort for today and days to come. Lee and Kim Broadway Family

  • July 24, 2015
    Angela Ray says:
    Netta was a wonderful lady and a great friend to all. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time.