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John Wea Shannon
April 20, 1936 to June 16, 2010

This is to announce the untimely passing of our father, husband, and grandfather, John Wea Shannon. He died on June 16, 2010 at about 12:45 PM, at the Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America. He was 74 years old.

Mr. John Wea Shannon worked for the Liberian Government in various capacities, including Senior Budget Bureau Analyst in Monrovia and Assistant Chief Accountant at the Liberia Sugar Company in Harper, Maryland County. He also worked as a school teacher in at the All Hollows School High School in San Francisco, and in the Mount Diablo School District in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. He is survived by his wife Clarice Masonah Shannon, seven children, 15 grand children and a host of other relatives and friends.

His surviving children include his eldest son, Charles Hne Shannon, Dwede Shannon, Harriet Gbeodor Shannon, Waade Amy Shannon-Zonen, John W. Shannon, Jr., Mona Mitchell, Agatha Langford, Barbes Dawodo, Pete Cooper.

John W. Shannon is also survived by some very close friends and relatives, including Nowai Gorlorwulu, Annie Wilson-Blay, Abraham Kla Wilson, Agnes Wilson, and Arthur Perry.

A Wake-keeping Service will be held on July 1, 2010 at the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, in North Providence, Rhode Island, starting 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Shortly thereafter, the body will be flown to the Good Shepherd Funeral Home in Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia.

The Shannon family is planning the following events in North Providence, Rhode Island, and in Monrovia Liberia:

In North Providence, Rhode Island:

July 1, 2010 - Wake Keeping at the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus

Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Directions: From: I-95 toward Pawtucket

Take Exit 24 (Branch Avenue)

Keep left at the fork to go on Branch Avenue

Branch Avenue becomes Cypress Street

Turn Right on Cypress Street

Right on Camp Street

Now find 99 Camp Street (on the left)

From Logan Airport, Boston
1. Head North, Turn left toward Hotel Drive
2. Continue straight, then Right at Harborside Drive
3. Right on Jeffries (Toll Road)
4. Take Ramp onto I-90 West5. Take EXIT 24 to go to I-936. Continue and Merge onto I-93 South (about 15 miles)7. Take EXIT 1 to Merge onto I-95 South toward Providence, RI (about 31 miles)8. Take EXIT 24 to merge onto Branch Avenue9. Continue onto Cypress Street
10. Turn Right on CAMP STREET, Find 99 CAMP STREET11. Destination will be on your Left

In Monrovia, Liberia:

July 16, 2010 – Wake Keeping & Funeral Service at Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church

On Capitol Hill, Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia.

Time: 10:00 AM

Contact Information:

  • Waade Shannon-Zonen: 401-499-3169 / 401-528-7666
  • Clarice Masonah Shannon: 925-727-1409
  • Charles Hne Shannon: 917-842-3195
  • Harriet Gbeodor Shannon: 952-994-2988
  • Dwede Shannon: 240-593-2071
  • John W. Shannon, Jr.: 925-206-1853


Charles Hne Shannon, Son

And Saye Zonen, son-in-law.


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