Visitation Information:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
and
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
2030 Memorial Park Road Gainesville, GA 30504

Dr. Michael "Mike" Willard Shannon, 60

Dr. Michael Willard Shannon was an accomplished optometrist and humanitarian, devoted husband of Tane Robson Shannon, adoring father of Kaylan Kathryne Shannon Cagle, Michael Willard Shannon (deceased in 2017) and Rachel Ryleigh Shannon, and beloved brother of Edward Hogan Shannon Jr. and Elaine Shannon.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Chestnut Mountain Church with Rev. Jared Cagle and Todd Robson officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

 

Mike was born October 5, 1957, in Gainesville, to Emily Kathryne Wallace Shannon, originally from Griffin, and Dr. Edward Hogan Shannon Sr., an optometrist in Gainesville.   He graduated from Georgia State University in 1981 and Southern College of Optometry in 1985. He launched his optometric practice in Cumming and expanded to offices in Buford and Flowery Branch.  He was a member of the Georgia Optometric Association, which honored him with its Legislative Service award. His patients voted him the Best of Forsyth Best Optometrist multiple times, an honor for which he was very grateful. As well, he was recognized as one of America's Top Optometrists in the publication by that name.

 

In 2003, he received the Lions club international award for humanitarian services. 

 

Mike was an avid tennis player in High School College.  He loved scuba diving, golfing and hiking. For his 60th birthday, he went hang-gliding with his daughter Ryleigh.

 

He was a member of Chestnut Mountain Church, where his son-in-law Jared Cagle is associate pastor.

 

His brother Edward Hogan Shannon Jr., is an optometrist in Gainesville, Ga, carrying on the family tradition.  His sister Elaine Shannon is a journalist and author in Washington, D.C.

 

In Lieu of flowers charitable donations can be made to Straight Street Ministry 2145 Centennial Drive Gainesville, Ga 30504 678-989-0255 www.straightstreetministry.org

 

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

 

Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.   

Condolences 127
Deborah Wilbanks 2018-03-11 16:27:15
Tane, I have thought of you and prayed for you and Mike so often since you lost Mick. I was heartbroken to hear of this new loss for your family. I will continue to pray for you.
Susan Hill Holley 2018-03-11 16:35:10
My heart breaks for you all. You will continue to be lifted up. I pray that you all are blessed with peace that surpasses ALL understanding. Love you.
Dan and Brenda Michael 2018-03-11 16:40:19
Our deepest sympathy for the Shannon family for your loss.
Betty Sexton Kersh 2018-03-11 16:51:17
Dear Tane and family my heart broke when I heard Dr Mike passed away. I was at his office just 1 month ago. He was such a caring person. Always spoke of God and how he was blessed. Just know you and your family are in my prayers. Love you.
lanier and martha fauscett 2018-03-11 16:55:57
So sorry to hear of the passing of Dr Shannon.. We both went to him for our eye needs for many years. He always treated us fair and gave us the best advice for our eye needs . Went to him for probably 30 years. He will be surely missed.
Lesli Hutson 2018-03-11 17:17:01
I am so sad to hear this news. Dr. Shannon was an incredible doctor- and he will be missed! A few years ago, I suddenly had trouble wearing contacts. I visited several optometrists, and not one was able to fix the problem. I was about ready to give up on wearing contacts, but I made an appointment with Dr. Shannon, and he fixed the problem on the first visit! I couldn’t be more thankful! I will be praying for comfort for his family during this time.
Shannon Moose 2018-03-11 17:17:47
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.Tane, God will get you through this.He is at peace now.RIP Mike.love Shannon Moose
Gina, Keith & Harrison Caston 2018-03-11 17:26:04
Much love and prayers to all of the family and friends of Mike.
Vance & Terri Chase 2018-03-11 17:55:02
Mike was a great doctor and loved his family. It was obvious every time we saw him. Praying for his family that have endured great loss in the last year. Thank God for their faith and grace that they will see him again.
John & Barbara Ward 2018-03-11 17:56:59
Praying for you during this time!
Betsi Streets 2018-03-11 18:31:47
We are patients of Dr. Shannon's practice and are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers and with you all. David and Betsi Streets
Tara Anderson Poole 2018-03-11 19:44:50
Tane I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.. Love you sweet friend 🙏
Vickie Wellborn 2018-03-11 19:48:31
I'm so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are for all of the family during this time. May God keep you all close.
Dorothy galloway 2018-03-11 20:04:31
My prayers are with u all at this time. Know that God is beside u giving u the strength that is needed during this difficult time. Love
Kevin, Cynthia, Lindsey, Hannah and Wesley Herndon 2018-03-11 20:05:05
Tane, Kaylan and Jared, and Ryleigh our family is so heartbroken for the loss of your husband and father. We know the pain is great. We too feel the loss as we cherished him as a friend and a doctor to our entire family. We have been and will continue to pray for strength, comfort and direction for your family. While we all are so saddened, we take assured comfort in knowing that Mike had placed is faith in Christ and he is in His presence at this moment. We loved Mike and we will continue to love and serve you all. Kevin, Cynthia, Lindsey, Hannah and Wesley
Sherri (Poole) Holcombe 2018-03-11 20:10:39
💐 I’m so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers💐
Crystal Gravitt 2018-03-11 20:11:02
Words can’t describe adequately the sorrow I feel for the loss of Dr. Shannon. I was his patient for 37 years and considered him the bar by which all other physicians are measured. I counted him as a friend and his great love for his family was apparent. There can be no other and while I know the community feels the loss deeply, it can’t compare to that of his family. My prayers are with you now and in the coming days.
Larry w phillips, jr 2018-03-11 20:49:28
We offer Our deepest sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are with both families, Shannon and Robson, We never understand WHY, when we loose a loved one, so young, one day, when we reach heaven and see god, we will receive our answer, to WHY. We have known the Robson family for 48 years plus and know the Shannon family, for 40 plus years. We hurt, when you hurt, our love , thoughts and prayers , are with you all. LWP
Kim and Karen Craft 2018-03-11 20:56:47
Our prayers and sympathy are with you in the loss of Mike. May God comfort you, and surround you with His love during this time. With love, Kim and Karen Craft
Ricky and Joan Armour 2018-03-11 21:24:00
Tane and Family- Praying for peace that passes all understanding.
Theresa DeBold 2018-03-11 21:27:22
Dr Shannon has been our family's eye doctor for 12 years. We will miss our bisits to a most amazing doctor and man but know by his testimony that he is now walking with Jesus. Praying for all of his family
Deborah Collins 2018-03-11 21:35:44
I am so sorry. He was always a Very nice guy, Will keep your family in Prayers.
Hilda Thomas 2018-03-11 22:13:32
Forsyth County loved Dr. Mike. He will be missed. It was a pleasure to know him personally and as our family doctor ever since he came to Cumming.
Nancy Walker 2018-03-11 22:17:03
I was a patient of Dr. Shannon for 20 plus years. He was such a caring and thoughtful Dr. Y’all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Glenn and Nancy A. Walker
Larry and Judy Westray 2018-03-11 22:26:09
We have been patients of Dr Mike for many years and always respected the care he took care of us we considered him a friend also. Your family has had so much tragedy we are praying God will hold you all in his loving arms and give you the peace and comfort you deserve. God bless you
Nancy Walker 2018-03-11 22:52:50
I was a patient of Dr. Shannon for 20 plus years. He was such a kind and thoughtful Dr. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless y’all. Glenn and Nancy A. Walker
Jon Cronic 2018-03-11 23:04:23
Tane, I was so sorry to hear of Mike passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I will be here for you and your family.
Rita Christopher 2018-03-11 23:12:26
So sorry for your loss. Dr Shannon was a great man. I knew that by the way he hired Ashton Thomas my grand daughter treated her like a daughter and taught her everything he could to further her career. He will be missed
Vannessa Mays 2018-03-11 23:35:46
Tane, I was heartbroken when I heard about your loss. I immediately began to pray for you and your loved ones and will continue to do so. God is still on the throne and He knows our hurts and sorrows. Please be encouraged and I know God will bring you though in time. Let me know if you need anything sister. Look forward to seeing you at church, prayerfully soon. RIP Dr. Shannon
Chris & Natalie Jenkins 2018-03-11 23:39:24
Tane, we are so heartbroken over the tragic loss of Mike. Please know that you and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike will be missed so dearly. I love you! My FOREVER dear friend and sister in CHRIST!💕🙏🏼
Stacey Hulsey 2018-03-11 23:48:24
Mike will truly be missed! Great man, eye doctor and so much more. I am so sad and sorry to hear this. However, the reunions I imagine in heaven make it bearable! Love you Tane, Kaylan and Ryleigh. Lean on each other and all your loved ones. God will bring you peace beyond understanding!
Pamela Mahaffey Glasper 2018-03-11 23:50:52
May God grace you as you go through this time of sorrow. God loves you, He understands your sorrow, and He is with you. In the days, weeks, months, and years to come, call on God, for He is a present help in times of trouble. Pamela Glasper
Gary and Frances Grier 2018-03-12 03:11:44
We are very sorry for your loss of a very good man. We were his patients and thought a lot of him. Your families are in our prayers.
Randy Richards and Family 2018-03-12 04:50:14
I just wanted to express my sympathy and condolences upon your loss. Dr Shannon was the best eye doctor I have been treated by. Most of my family has seen him over the past 2-3 years. I know that’s not long in comparison to a lot of his patients but it was long enough to know that he was a caring physician who took time with his patients and listened. He will be missed by all. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gary and Debra Gee 2018-03-12 05:48:18
Tame and Family, We are so sorry for your loss! Our hearts are broke for each of you! Mike was a great man and loved his precious family so much! We love y'all!
Doris Bailey 2018-03-12 07:15:36
TANE I don't know if you remember me but we were friends of your parents. All I can say is I'm truly sorry and I will pray for you and your family.
Jennifer A Dale 2018-03-12 07:36:27
I am so very sorry for your loss. Lifting the family up in prayers during this very hard time.
Darlene Golinski 2018-03-12 07:59:46
I am heartbroken for the family, community, and his work associates. Dr. Shannon will be so greatly missed. Love and prayers from a long-time patient, Darlene
Glenda Harrison 2018-03-12 08:32:20
Your family is in our prayers. Such a fine man and Doctor. Tony & Glenda Harrison
Larry and Mary Bowman 2018-03-12 08:51:36
May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. We loved Mike and his tender heart.Hurting with you all. Love, Larry and Mary
Lynn wilson greenway 2018-03-12 09:21:01
Tane my heart goes out to you may Jesus himself wrap his arms around you and give you sweet peace and understanding praying for comfort that only comes from above. R.I.P Michael Shannon
Mike and Judy Ramey 2018-03-12 09:45:04
Dr. Shannon was our personal eye doctor for many years. We love him. Our prayers are with you and grieving hearts. God give you all peace during this lose and may you know that he is celebrating going home.
Virginia Joy 2018-03-12 10:01:26
A great loss is merely an understatement in regards to Dr Shannon's passing. With God's direction may you find peace and understanding. My prayers are with his family.
Alana Gambrel 2018-03-12 10:13:45
I am so sorry for your loss. I know this is so difficult for all of you!!!!! Dr. Shannon was an amazing doctor and an even for amazing person. He treated our family for years!!!! I lost my husband of 30 years in 2015. I walk in your shoes!!!! You all are in my prayers!!!!!!
Susanne Allen 2018-03-12 10:26:33
Tane, I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a very good man and always kind to me each time I met him. Thinking of you and your family.
Alecia and Bryan Schacht 2018-03-12 10:31:08
Dear Tane, Kalyan, Jarrard, and Ryleigh, Our heart breaks for y’all!! You are forever in our thoughts and prayers!! We love each and everyone of you. ❤️
John and Kathy Underwood 2018-03-12 10:40:22
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Dr. Shannon has been our doctor since we moved to Cumming 24 years ago. I always enjoyed going to see him and hearing his funny jokes. He will be dearly missed. I pray that God gives you the strength to get through these difficult days.
Julie Austin 2018-03-12 10:43:39
Dear Shannon Family - I’m so sorry for your loss. I was a patient of Dr. Shannon’s for over 20 years. He was a wonderful doctor and a kind and caring man. He will be missed! Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you!
Julie Austin 2018-03-12 10:51:23
Dear Shannon family- I’m so sorry for your loss. I have been a patient of Dr. Shannon’s for over 20 years. He was a wonderful doctor and a kind and caring man. He will be missed! Sending prayers to your family.
Laurie & Patrick Stamsen 2018-03-12 10:58:41
We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We grew up with the Shannon family - Christie with Elaine, l with Ed, and Kit with Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.🙏
George Aubrey 2018-03-12 11:32:17
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I was a patient of Dr. Shannon for 20 years. He was an excellent doctor and a wonderful man. He always made you feel at home, took a personal interest in you, and cared about you as a person. He will be greatly missed missed.
Delita lynn smith 2018-03-12 11:39:08
So sad and sorry for your lost tane and the kids! Thinking about y'all and praying for y'all in your time and need! But he is with mick now so awful and so sad for y'all he is in no pain now and he how a new body .
George Bell 2018-03-12 11:50:19
Unfortunately , I did not know Mike very well but I had a couple conversations with him over the years. Once while a manager at a local Kroger store in Buford I visited his business because I suspected that I had Pink Eye. He was very pleasant and gave me the medicine I needed to cure the problem for no charge. I could tell from our very brief meeting that he had a good heart for people. It was something that has stuck with me for over 20 plus years. The second and last time I talked with him was in front of a gun cabinet in Wal-Mart a couple years ago. We talked just like we were old friends and honestly I barely new him. We must have spoken for 30 minutes. I think we solved all the world problems and at the same time managed to work in a little gun talk. When I heard that he passed it effected me an I did not really understand ,why! After all I barely new him with the exception of a few brief encounters. After some thought I understand now why his passing affected me. Mike was a good man , seemed to have a friendly smile , cared for humanity and because of that was loved by many. Interesting what a impact a person can make on you in a few short random conversations. My condolences to the entire family. George Bell
Cindy M. and Stevie Mills 2018-03-12 12:09:55
Our prayers are being said often on your family's behalf for God's strength. Dr. Shannon is a special doctor and person that will be greatly missed.
Larry and Joan Strunk 2018-03-12 12:18:39
Tane, we are so sorry to hear the news that Mike passed away. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. God give you peace and comfort during these sad days.
Kimberly Grogan 2018-03-12 12:21:42
Tane I'm so very sorry for your loss. My heart aches for your family and friends. Dr. Shannon was truly the kindest man. He was always so genuine and the same every time I went in for an appointment, smiling and cracking jokes. I'm Cassie Hamilton's mom and you have helped her so much with the loss of her husband and now we are here for you- praying so hard for comfort and peace.
Robin O'Neal Colletti 2018-03-12 12:33:50
Tane, I will keep you and your family in my prayers through this most sorrowful of times.
Scott and Deneen (Hosch) Benefield and family 2018-03-12 12:38:39
Tane & Girls, I'm so very sorry about Michael he was a very sweet man. They say God won't put more on you than you can handle so he must think your a tough woman. But even that being said it's still is so hard and hurts so much I'm sure. But God is an on time God and he will be there when you need him day or night. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers your whole family. Love and Prayers.
Bill Morrison 2018-03-12 12:39:43
Tane. Myself and the entire Altar Team at Free Chapel are extremely sorry for your loss and are praying for you and your family. Mike was a good friend of mine as well as a fellow Optometrist. The entire Georgia Optometric Association has been saddened by the loss of a colleague and friend. We will all miss him.
Cindy M and Stevie Mills 2018-03-12 12:41:54
Our prayers are being sent on behalf of your family for God's strength. Dr. Shannon is a special Doctor and person to be remembered.
April Holbrook 2018-03-12 12:47:33
Tane, my madien name is Croy,I worked for Mike at the Cumming office,I was shocked and saddened to hear this news, Mike was not just a boss,but a good friend
Kimberly Grogan 2018-03-12 13:11:24
Tane I am so sorry for your loss.My heart is broken for you and your family.Dr. Shannon was such a kind man. He was always genuine every time I saw him, smiling and cracking jokes about our "old eyes" I am Cassie Hamilton's mother and you helped her so much when her husband passed away and we are here for you now, praying hard for comfort and peace. We will miss Dr. Shannon so much. God Bless.
Mary Jo Harris 2018-03-12 13:49:53
I just heard the news from a friend and I am still in shock. Heartbreak does not describe my feelings as I have known him for over 25 years now. He was not just my eye doctor, but I felt like he was really a friend. My love and prayers go out to the family as he will be so truly missed.
Virginia and Dale Woody 2018-03-12 14:11:37
We're so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all the family.
Kayanne Staub 2018-03-12 14:44:00
Tane, Eddie and I are lifting you all up to the Father. So very sorry for this additional loss and praying. Kayanne
Joanie Morgan 2018-03-12 15:25:47
My heart breaks for your family, friends and Dr. Shannon's staff. He was may doctor for a lot of years and last fall I saw him many, many times due to complications after cataract surgery. He was so attentive and concerned about me, and called me numerous times to check on me. Such a fine man and doctor. He will be greatly missed. I am so very sorry and I am praying for you all.
Betty Williams 2018-03-12 15:34:01
I am in total shock and so sad to hear this. Our family has been seeing Dr Shannon for over 30 years. We recently moved to BlueRidge but continued to go back to Cumming to see Dr Shannon. My thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss him. God blades you. Betty and Jim Williams.
April Holbrook 2018-03-12 15:37:34
I was saddened and shocked tohear this news, Mike was not onlymynboss for 3years atthe Cumming office,but also a friend love,April Croy Holbrook
Gary Woods and Family 2018-03-12 16:05:28
Tane, my heart breaks for you and the girls. I am so sorry to hear about Mike passing.He was a good man and friend and I'm thankful to have known him. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. He will truly be missed.
TR and Hazel Reece 2018-03-12 16:25:39
Our prayers are with you and yours. We are truly sorry. To have had the privilege to know Dr. Shaonnon, was indeed an honor.
Cleve and Debbie Stanfield 2018-03-12 16:30:42
So sad to hear about your loss. Dr Shannon has treated our family for over 30 yrs. Went out of his way when our son Kyle had vision problems from a bike accident as a child. He sent free contacts to our boys when they were in Iraq. He will be missed. Praying for all of you . We love you
Dan and Janice Krull 2018-03-12 16:55:10
especialyPrayers for the children May your faith in Jesus give you peace and comfort `soon, Love to all, janice and Dan
Paul & Jean Vondersaar 2018-03-12 17:08:22
We are very sorry for your loss and hold the family close in our daily prayers. We will miss him.
Joan Woodall 2018-03-12 18:27:46
Tane I am praying for God to give you and your family some peace and comfort, during you time of need. You have had a lot of weight on your little shoulders in the past. I believe God will wrap you in his arms and ease your pain now, and in the days and years to come. I will continue to pray for you.
Russell ( Rusty ) Chambless 2018-03-12 18:38:47
Tane, my heart is very heavy for you and your family. I will greatly miss seeing Mike in Athens every year. We always had a good time talking about so many good times we had in Memphis. From our conversations over the years it was clear to me he married the love of his life, and was very proud of his children
Donna Foster 2018-03-12 18:48:19
Tane so sorry to hear about Mike, know I am praying for you and your girls even in the months to come.
Van and Julie Norris 2018-03-12 19:10:49
Our Hearts and Prayers go out to the Shannon Family. May the Lord be with You All.
Barbara and Kenneth Kaas 2018-03-12 20:29:20
We are so sorry for your loss. We started going to Dr. Shannon 23 years ago when we moved to Georgia from Illinois. We picked him out of the local phone book and were immediately impressed with his friendliness, concern and professionalism. We will miss him. Our thoughts are with your whole family.
Daniel & Corinila Hutson 2018-03-12 20:42:52
Our thoughts & Prayers are with you during this difficult time! May God grant you peace & comfort!
Jennifer Boudreau 2018-03-12 21:06:38
Tane & family...so sorry for your loss. I remember the good times watching our kids play sports & the innocence of life. May you feel God's presence & peace during this difficult time. Praying for all of you...know that you all are loved my many. 💔🙏
Helen Klassen 2018-03-12 21:16:34
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at your time of loss.
Linda & Stanley Rolin 2018-03-12 21:17:28
We are so very sorry for your loss. Mike was such a caring doctor and friend. Prayers for you and your family.
Luis and Elsa Alvarez 2018-03-12 21:45:56
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Dr. Shannon, he was so full of life and we loved how he cared for his patients and all thise around him. Our prayers go out to the family and loved ones who knew him best and shared his life. God bless
Tim Pethel 2018-03-12 23:05:38
Mike and I were friends, teammates and tennis partners in many tournaments as teenagers. Every event and time spent together was good. He was always kind, happy and doing things to improve what he could around him. Mike had a fantastic sense of humor. A true friend.
Randall and Sherry fields 2018-03-13 06:16:48
We are so sorry for your loss. We have gone to Dr. Mike for years and will miss him greatly! Prayers for all of the family!
Hokayem Family 2018-03-13 09:33:34
Tame,we are very,very sorry. We know you all will miss him so much. Mike was such a kind person. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Julie Austin 2018-03-13 09:38:24
Dear Shannon Family - I’m so sorry for your loss. I was a patient of Dr. Shannon’s for over 20 years. He was a wonderful doctor and a very caring person. He will be missed by many people. Sending prayers to your family.
Emory Jr. and Elaine Dunahoo 2018-03-13 10:59:13
Our hearts ache for you, Kaylan, and Riley. So thankful for the grace of God so evident in your lives during this time of difficulty. Praying for your family and the days that follow. God bless you all.
The Sileo Family 2018-03-13 11:21:15
Praying for you all at this difficult time! God is always by our side! We love you all and we are here! He is dancing happily next to Jesus now 😊
Mark and Susan Gittens 2018-03-13 11:52:41
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Ken & Dede Gossage 2018-03-13 13:06:58
Remembering our many years in this community worshipping with you and your family. We will continue to hold you up in prayer Tane. There’s a land that is fairer than day, And by faith we can see it afar; For the Father waits over the way To prepare us a dwelling place there. Refrain: In the sweet by and by, We shall meet on that beautiful shore; In the sweet by and by, We shall meet on that beautiful shore. We shall sing on that beautiful shore The melodious songs of the blessed; And our spirits shall sorrow no more, Not a sigh for the blessing of rest. To our bountiful Father above, We will offer our tribute of praise For the glorious gift of His love And the blessings that hallow our days.
Louise Daniel 2018-03-13 13:43:29
I am so sorry for your loss. Dr Shannon will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. I have been a patient of his for over 40 years, will be lost without him he took great care of me being a diabetic he knew what to look for when I went to him. sending up love and prayers for you and your family.
Tim, Cindy, and Sam Garrison 2018-03-13 14:37:11
Dear Tane, Milton, and LaClita: We are very sorry and saddened to hear about Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Tim, Cindy, and Sam Garrison
Greg, Lisa, and Keaton Raber 2018-03-13 14:50:57
So sorry for you loss and the tragedies you all have endured this past year. Praying for you and the girls during this difficult time🙏
Dr. Tom Rossi 2018-03-13 15:46:08
I've known Dr. Mike as a friend and colleague for over 30 yr. On multiple occasions I consulted with him on patient care, equipment purchases, or practice management. I always appreciated and valued his opinions (which he was never short on!). I, along with the rest of Georgia Optometry, will greatly miss him. My deepest sympathies to his family. Tom Rossi
Arlene Wilson 2018-03-13 17:16:12
Tane, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I am not sure if you will remember me....we did yoga together a few years ago and I remember how lovingly you spoke of Mike. Please know you will remain in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless your family.
Rev. Craig & Lesa Brown 2018-03-13 18:44:19
Tane & Family, You have been on our heart since we've learned of Brother Mike's passing into glory!! We are lifting you up to our Lord during this time. May HE give you the peace that only HE can give. May HE wrap his loving arms around you all and heal the heartbreak that comes with losing such a dear loved one. Please know that you all will continue to be lifted up to the most high GOD!! Sending love to you all!!
Jimmy Cornwell 2018-03-13 20:16:56
Tane, I'm so sad to hear of Mike's passing. We were all so close in optometry school and I've thought of him often. Bless you and your family
Tom Brumbalow 2018-03-13 20:25:55
Dr Shannon a caring person that will be truly missed. He was my doctor for 31 years just saw him three weeks ago. I called him near closing time in Jan 2005 when I had a sudden blurred vision in one eye. He returned my call on the way home from work to tell me he had made an appointment for me the next morning with a ophthalmologist. I am still seeing that doctor today for injections. Dr Shannon, God bless you and thank you for everything. Prayers for the family.
Susan Leslie 2018-03-13 21:25:19
Tane I am so very sorry for your loss. Your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Brenda Byers 2018-03-13 21:37:46
Shannon family , Tane, Kaylan, Ryleigh & Ed, my prayers go out to you all. May God bless and comfort you all during this time. Love you all
Tony Dellinger 2018-03-13 21:58:35
Tane, we are so sorry to learn of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. We are praying that God will give you the peace that passes understanding.He will get you through this.
Obie Moran Cale 2018-03-13 22:08:47
Dear Tame and girl, so am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Mike, your loving husband and father to you girls I know that he loved you all deeply. There are no adequate words to help you get through this, but your profound faith in God will carry you through. Love to all the family, Aunt Obie
Dawn Gaines-Free 2018-03-14 00:32:21
Dearest Tane, When Pam & Joe told me about Mike, my heart broke for you. I can’t imagine. I pray that God embraces you & your girls & family with HIS strong & loving arms giving you peace & healing in abundance. Sending love & prayerd to the Shannon & Robson families at this difficult time. Dawn, Rodney & Noelle Free
David L. and Sherrill H. Day 2018-03-14 01:24:58
Our Love, thoughts, and prayers to each of you in your loss. May God give you strength, comfort, and peace in the days ahead.
Larry & Susan Caldwell 2018-03-14 07:03:26
Heart Broken. Not enough words to say how much everyone loved and respected Dr Shannon. May GOD comfort your family.
VINCI BLAN EDWARDS 2018-03-14 10:05:17
We have known Dr. Shannon since the late 80's. Our family will miss our yearly visits with him. Our prayers are with his family as well as his employees at his office.
Angie and Alan king 2018-03-14 10:06:00
My family has been seeing Dr. Shannon for many years. We were so torn with the news. He was a great person and Dr. and will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to the family. God Bless.
KELLY & CHUCK EDWARDS 2018-03-14 11:18:57
OUR THOUGHS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS TIME...MAY GOD'S GRACE SURROUND YOU ALL AND GIVE YOU COMFORT AND PEACE.
Laura coleman 2018-03-14 12:00:20
Tane, my prayers go out to you and daughters. I remember you as a beautiful young lady a friend of my son Jeff Worley. May God guide you through. Mike was a good person.
Vel Weatherford 2018-03-14 13:46:28
Tane my heart breaks for you! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!❤️ God Bless!!
Mike Wallace 2018-03-14 14:37:27
My feelings, thoughts and observation: GOD is comforting y'all, a very present help in (your) time of need. Tane, Kaylan, Ryleigh; Ed & family, Elaine & family: you have the best I'm able to give today, my prayers that our LORD will continue to strengthen, comfort and give you peace. The only words of comfort I know that mean anything are: Joh 14:1 ¶ Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:1-3. Mike's parents, grandparents along with Mick's families are together, and that where Jesus is: that is heaven, or as Jesus called it on the cross, paradise. Meeting y'all was an unexpected blessing yesterday and perhaps when the time is right, we can meet again, even at the reunion at Fellowship Church. Yesterday, you all showed me your faith by your works: peace and composure in the very presence of another untimely death, the peace that passes understanding; Thank you all, Tane, Kaylan and Ryleigh for ministering some of that peace and composure to me for I was able to take of it back to my wife Beverly in hospice when going by there at dark last night on my way home, to give to her peace and that same comfort wherewith you had comforted me. Y'alls is a living faith and your works do show it forth. Thank You, Agape to you all... In Christ Alone (cousin) Mike for Beverly & my son who also is also not free to be there.
Joe Roshau II 2018-03-14 14:57:49
Sorry for your loss, and praying for your family.
Debbie Jones 2018-03-14 15:00:07
Psalms 34:18
George Joseph Roshau II 2018-03-14 15:11:20
Sorry for your loss, and praying for your family.
Dennis & Mildred Carpenter 2018-03-14 16:17:24
May God continue to give you and your family peace and comfort! Praying for you!
Kerry & Ann Cook 2018-03-14 17:47:15
To the Family of Mike, you are in our Prayers. Mike was our Dr and Friend always there if we needed him He will be missed. To the Women in his office they will surely miss him he was very good to his employees. He was a Very Good Man!
Barbra and Happy Curtiss 2018-03-14 18:03:12
Jesus called and Dr. Mike answered just like he did for our calls so many years as our eyedoctor. Precious dear Family we are so sorry for your loss and so sad, many prayers for you all! RIP Dr. Shannon.
Sasha Edge 2018-03-14 23:10:40
I am so sorry for your loss! I am praying for your guys constantly! I love y’all! ❤️
Mike Shadburn 2018-03-15 11:54:43
So sorry to hear about Mike he was such a good man he’s definitely going to be missed. I knew Ed Sr. for many years and he was always so proud of his kids. We’ll be praying for you guys.
Sam & Susan Stone 2018-03-15 19:00:54
We are so very sorry for your loss and pray for comfort and mercy. Love in Him, Sam, Susan, Jared & Jenna Stone
Van & Julie Norris 2018-03-15 23:05:21
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shannon Family.
Roy & Angela Boyd 2018-03-17 00:06:06
We are so sad to learn of your great loss. Dr. Shannon has taken care of our family for over 20 years. He was the kindest and most caring man. We pray for peace and comfort for your family. He will be greatly missed by many. The Boyd Family
Maureen McCarthy 2018-03-23 16:09:55
As a patient of Dr. Shannon for over 20+ years, I was completely stunned to learn of his passing. Such a kind, caring person & great Dr. I'm very sorry for his loss and wish his family peace at this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.
TAMMY O'PRY 2018-03-25 18:29:04
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to the family. I first became a patient of Dr Shannon's Buford practice almost 20 years ago. He was a very nice, friendly person and a really good doctor. He will certainly be missed.
TAMMY O'PRY 2018-03-25 18:50:08
I'm so sorry to hear of Dr Shannon's death. My thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort are extended to his family and closest friends. I first became a patient at his Buford practice almost 20 years ago. He was always very nice, friendly, and pleasant to talk to and he will certainly be missed by many.
Linda Andrews 2018-04-11 12:27:33
My husband Wayne and I were patients of Dr. Shannon since we moved here from Virginia 11 years ago. Great caring doctor. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family.
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