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Albertha Rosaline Shannon

The Shannon, Wright, Obey, Jones, Stewart and Massaquoi families would like to announce with deepest regrets that Mrs. Albertha Rosaline Shannon passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 7, 2016, in Raleigh, NC. Ma Bertha, as many of you affectionately called her, was a beloved mother, aunt, cousin, grandmother and confidant to so many people. We are all grateful to God for her life that was well lived. Ma Bertha fought a good fight and now she is soaring high with the angels watching over all of us.

She is survived by her children; Adolphus Kla Shannon Sr. (Josephine Shannon), Olivia Nmade-Kla Shannon, Rev. Fr. Himie-Budu Shannon Sr. (Madia Gaga-Shannon), Lawodo Shannon Glover and a host of relatives, grandchildren, cousins and foster children. She was predeceased by her husband, J. Himie Shannon Sr., her son, J.Himie Shannon Jr. and her daughter, Euphemia Wede Shannon.

The funeral service will be held on January 23, 2016 at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church. Please see below for additional information.

Important Information:
Public Viewing

Location: Lea Funeral Home
Address: 2500 Poole Rd., Raleigh, NC 27610
Date: Friday, January 22nd
Time: 11:00am – 8:00pm

Funeral Service
Location: St. Ambrose Episcopal Church
Address: 813 Darby St., Raleigh, NC 27610
Date: Saturday, January 23rd
Time: 10:00am (Viewing at 9:00am)


Location: Brier Creek Memorial Gardens
Address: 7600 ACC Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27617
Date: Saturday, January 23rd
Time: Immediately following funeral service


Location: Raleigh Elks Lodge no. 735
Address: 5538 Lead Mine Rd., Raleigh, NC 27612
Date: Saturday, January 23rd
Time: 12:30pm – 5:30pm

For questions please see below:
US Contact

Adolphus Kla Shannon Sr. & Josephine Brent Shannon (219) 308-5677 or (219) 810-2834
Rev. Fr. Himie-Budu Shannon Sr. & Madia Gaga-Shannon (704) 649-9653 or
Lawodo (Laro) Shannon Glover (919) 889-4670 or
Michelle Hall (919) 455-1535 or (Laro's daughter)
Wettie Shannon (862) 220-5861 or (Wede's daughter)

Liberia Contact
Olivia Shannon +231776635158 or

For Tributes: please contact Rev. Dr. William M. Patray Sr. (919) 539-5074 or (Please note all tributes will be made at the repast)

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3290 Arrow Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: (919) 881-7080

Courtyard Raleigh Crabtree Valley
3908 Arrow Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: (919) 782-6868

LaQuinta Inn & Suites Raleigh Crabtree
2211 Summit Park Ln., Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: (919) 785-0071

Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh/Crabtree Valley
3912 Arrow Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: (919) 703-252