James Michael Shannon
(1975 - 2008)

James Michael Shannon
Nickname: Jim

CA, United States of America
August 24, 1975

CA, United States of America
October 22, 2008

music, art, acting, church activities, youth leader, always a clown (99.5% ham)
This site is dedicated to my son, James Michael Shannon. James was born on August 24th, 1975 the second son of Tom & Judi Shannon. For reasons known only to him and his creator, he ended his life on October 22nd, 2008.

This memorial is a work in progress. It will be updated, added to and enhanced as time goes on and as I am able. Please feel free to light a candle, write a note or share a personal story about James. All tributes are welcome and appreciated. There are many who were touched by this gentle, loving soul.

He is gone from this world, but not from our hearts or memories. It is my hope that this memorial will bring peace, happy memories and serenity for his family, friends and all who knew him. He was and IS a precious gift from God and I am grateful for the 33 years I shared with him and I am now and always have been, proud to be his Mom.

This is the poem I chose for his memorial card.

Happy Memories

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways.
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun.
Of happy memories that I leave, when life is done

God Bless you and hold you close until we meet again, my son. I love you!

You Never Said Goodbye

You never said "I'm leaving"
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knows why.
A million times I've needed you,
A million times I've cried.
If love, alone could have saved you
You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
That NO one could ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you
But you didn't go alone.
For part of me went with you,
The day God called you home.
Author: Unknown

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Guest Book (15 entries)
I never got the pleasure of meeting you James, But I hear lots and lots about you, From just about everyone in the family. Wish I could have had the chance to get your blessing to marry your brother, Even if you didnt like me I still would haha. But seriously I know you are out there looking over all of your family. Hope you are resting in peace. <3
Tiffany Avino (Sister In Law)
September 19th, 2012
James, I am sad to have never known you, but I know your Mother and she is a wonderful friend.
I hope you have found peace in the spirit world.
God Bless you always

with Love
Carolanne xxx
Carolanne Ray (Friemd)
October 2nd, 2011
Uncle Jungle Jim,

I love you and think about you everyday,
your on my mind and always in my heart,
I love you forever and always..<3
TaraLynn Shannon (Niece )
February 9th, 2011
I miss you with all of my heart.
Jessica Drake (Daughter)
July 7th, 2010
I think of you James and the fun time we had in California, how handsome you looked in your uniform. You are at peace and I can only pray for the same thing for you mother, my eternal friend,I love you both.
Kathleen Jeffries (Friend)
June 24th, 2010
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"I think of you often and wonder how our lives would have been different with you still with me. Going thru stuff with my move and found all the letters you wrote to me. I read them and still find myself crying for you. I love and miss you!!"
Tanya Lloyd
June 26th, 2014
"Uncles James, I love you and I wish you were here to see keeli and I, to see how we have grown up. I wish you could meet kailynn she would love her uncle jungle Jim, she is such a monkey. I just wish you didn't leave us. You have missed so much ILY"
Tara shannon
November 23rd, 2013
"5 years and it still hurts. I miss you so much. I pray you are at peace. I love you very much."
Judi (Mom) Shannon-Whelden
October 23rd, 2013
"2 yrs ago today your actions changed the lives of so many people. My heart is still broken, I miss you so much. My prayer is that you have found the peace that you searched for here. I love you so much & I believe we will be together again.....Mom"
Judi Shannon-Whelden
October 22nd, 2010
"On this, your 35th birthday, I'm sad that we no longer celebrate this day together. You were the shortest labor & easiest delivery. The first time I saw you; so sweet, so beautiful. My 2nd gift from God. Happy Birthday son. I love you always. Mom"
Judi Shannon-Whelden
August 24th, 2010
"Mother's Day 2010, the 2nd one without my James. He is missed, loved and remembered.......always."
Judi Shannon-Whelden
May 5th, 2010
"so many years we shared, he was my 1st love, my 1st heartbreak, we had our ups and downs but no matter what he was always my bestfriend."
Tanya Nicholl
November 6th, 2009
"I always remember how much Tara and Keeli looked forward to seeing James. He was definitely the "fun uncle." He gave the best airplane rides. James had a special place in his heart for kids."
Kimberly Browning
November 5th, 2009
"For the times we shared and the love we both have for your Mum, I remember you, now and always. Your friend, Kathleen."
Kathleen Jeffries
November 5th, 2009
"I know it's hard for You Judi, But know you are loved by Me and so many others. And through all of us together James will always be here in thought and Spirit. May You cherish every moment you had together.. He Was a wonderful Man."
Nancy LeMasters-Bergman
November 5th, 2009


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