Edith Johnson Shannon, 87, resident of 111 Avondale Road, widow of Willie R. Shannon, died February 9, 2013 at Hospice House.
Born in Belhaven, NC, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Ada Kirk Johnson. Mrs. Shannon was retired from Greenwood Mills, Durst Plant, and was a member of South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church and the Ever Ready Sunday School Class.
Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth Shannon and Wileene Gunnells and husband Donald, all of Greenwood; three granddaughters, Shannon Crocker and husband Bryan of Greenwood, Jennifer Price of Mt. Pleasant and Jessica Gunnells of Greenwood; six great-grandchildren, Morgan and Madison Crocker, Chance and Pierson Price and Kaden and Skylar Fallaw; one sister-in-law, Rennie F. Johnson of Belhaven, NC; one niece and two nephews; special friends, Elizabeth Frazier and Rose Gossett.
Mrs. Shannon was predeceased by a brother, Riley R. Johnson, a sister, Violet J. Paul and a nephew, Edward Paul, Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Monday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sherrill Green and Dr. Terry Bailey officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be John Dorn, Christopher McCurry, Steve Hilley, Rufus Padgett, Walter Johnson and John Williams.
The family is at the home in Avondale and will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 to 3:00 Monday afternoon.
Memorials may be made to South Greenwood Pentecostal Holiness Church, Missions Fund, PO Box C, Greenwood, SC 29648.
The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Todd and the staff of Hospice House for their care and compassion given to Mrs. Shannon.
For online condolences visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Shannon family.