Dessie Lucille Shannon
Dessie Lucille Shannon died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Halquist Memorial Hospice in Arlington , Va.
Lucille was born May 2, 1925, in Crichton, W.Va., to George Reece Walker and Matilda Catherine Walker. Her husband Glen Walton Shannon preceded her in death in 2009.
Lucille was the beloved mother of Katherine Sue Perkins, Reba Louise Gill and Patricia Ann Lynam. She loved being a grandmother and the love was felt and reciprocated by all of her grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving sisters Beattie Dorsey, Helen Bevins, Hilda Copen, Louise Bragg and brother Basil Walker.
Lucille loved West Virginia and lived in the Quinwood and Rainelle area. She was sad to move to Virginia in 2010 due to her declining health and to be near family.
Lucille was very active in the Quinwood and Rainelle communities for many years. She was a member of the Woman’s Club on both local and state level. Lucille was a past president of the Rainelle Woman’s Club and held other offices. She participated in many community projects over the years.
Lucille diligently worked and supported the establishment of Emergency Medical Services in Quinwood and Rainelle as well as the opening of the Rainelle Medical Center. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Rainelle Medical Center for several years.
Lucille had many talents and skills. She was well known for her cake decorating and taught cake decorating classes for many years. Lucille was also known for her excellent cooking, baking and candy making skills. She also enjoyed flower arranging, crocheting and assisting her husband with his woodworking.
Visitation will be held Saturday Jan 12, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle. Graveside services will follow at 1 p.m. at the Wallace Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace, Rainelle.