Karen Latonya Shannon, affectionately as "Auntie" Daughter of the late Wilbert and Viola Smith. She was born October 4, 1965 in Baltimore, Maryland. God welcomed his sweet angel home on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
Karen received her education at the local Baltimore city public school where she graduated in June 1983 from Southwestern Senior High School.
Karen worked several jobs over the years until she discovered her love as a caregiver. She gave so much of herself, time, and her LOVE. This position was so fitting for her. She took so much pride in caring for others and sharing a positive word. Karen blessed the world with a beautiful smile and big hugs to go around. She had such a beautiful spirit.
Karen loved to explore different fashion trends. Furious and not afraid she wore whatever she wanted, from: hair, jewelry, make-up and handbags.
Karen and Richard met 14 years ago and married April 27, 2012. In that marriage we watched all of her dreams come true. She had the man of her dreams, the car, and the home which the recently purchased. She fell madly in love, it was over the top.
Karen was preceded in death by her loving parents Wilbert Smith and Mary Viola Smith.
She leaves to cherish her memory: loving husband, Richard H. Shannon Jr.; Mother-in-law, Margaret Phillips lovingly known as Bunny; children, Tameshia Smith Booker, son-in-law Edison Booker, Tierra Wheeler, Tyrrell Wheeler and daughter-in-love Brittany, as well as 4 step children, Lynell, Breona, Richard, and Kayla Shannon; her sister, Deborah Murphey, brother-in-law Michael Murphy; grandchildren, Jayla, Edison, Jamyah, Jamarcus, Crishane, Caron, Camarie and Zyren; a niece, Ignesha Mack; a nephew Kevin Mack; the best friend in love Maynn Garwood; god brother, Keith Leach; god sister, Janice Hopkins; godmother, Hazel Jenkins; great nieces and nephews, great-great niece and nephew along with a host of relatives and friends.
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