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Shannon May Norris

Sunday, October 10,2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Monday, October 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM

First Christian Church, Hagerstown, MD


Shannon May Norris, 81, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at the Meritus Medical Center.

Born Tuesday, September 3, 1940 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late William Clark Richardson and the late Virginia May (Bonar) Richardson.

She graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1958. She later assisted her husband in various ways with his insurance business. Shannon was a member of First Christian Church, where she served on the Altar Guild, and the adult choir and also helped in many other ways.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jerry Eugene Norris; daughter, Robin Shawn Byers and husband Brad of Hagerstown, MD; son, Preston Clark Norris of Hagerstown, MD; brother, Donald Craig Richardson of Hagerstown, MD and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth Lee Richardson, William Hamilton Richardson, George Eaton Richardson and James Richardson.

Services will be held Monday, October 11, 2021, at 11:00 am, at the First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Avenue Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev.Dr. David T. Britt officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport, MD.

Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church 1345 Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740.

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Jerry, I am so sorry for your loss. Shannon was a beautiful woman with such a loving heart and big smile. Please know you all are in my prayers.

Cheri Oliveri
Plantation , FL

I was sadden to hear the new of Mrs. Norris passing. My condolences to her family especially Robin whom I graduated with. Mrs. Norris was such a cheerful, lovely, caring person. She used to pick me up in the mornings and take me to high school with Robin and Rodney. I never forgot that about her and how incredibly sweet she was. Heaven has gained another angel.

Cindi Black
Frederick, MD

Jerry, Robin and Preston, My condolences to all of you in the passing of Shannon. What a wonderful mother, wife and friend to all who knew her. I haven’t seen any of you in a while but as kids, we were great friends. May God comfort your hearts and peace be with all of you. I am sorry I can’t attend the viewing or funeral as I just buried my youngest son on October 6. My prayers for all of you. Much love, Kim

Kimberly “Sheppard” Lushbaugh
Hagerstown , MD

We remember Shannon as a very special person and know that her life brought joy to those who loved her. May your memories bring you peace and reassure you that Love endures forever. Erston and Nancy

Erston & Nancy Newcomer
Hagerstown, MD

We are sorry for your loss.

Shannon and my sister, Patsy, grew up together in the South End (Shannon on Pope Ave. and my sister on East First St.) and remained friends for years after graduation from high school. I know she would want me to offer condolences to Shannon's family and ask the Lord to hold you near at this time of loss.

Linda Tewalt
Smithsburg, MD

We shared a wonderful childhood playing in the streets of the south end of Hagerstown. Shannon was a beautiful person throughout her life and memory of her is everlasting. Sincere condolences to her family.

Mary Lou Springer Coss
Alameda, California

Robin - I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of loss. I still remember you visiting with me at the funeral home when my mom passed away and hope you find the same comfort in your friends and family. May memories of her stay in your heart forever. Lovingly, Diane Croson

Diane VanLaningham Croson
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Jerry, Robin, Preston, and Donnie & Connie, Please accept my sincere condolences on Shannon's passing. She was my cousin whom I really didn't get to see often, as with all of you, but I was deeply saddened to learn that she is no longer with us...I last saw her out at Robinwood Med. Center. As usual, she had that beautiful smile that she always wore. It is my sincere hope that your fond memories of her will help sustain you at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy and fond rembrances, JUDY

Judy (Burner) Maugans
HANCOCK, Maryland

Shannon's nickname could have been "Ms. Sunshine". When I would attend the services at First Christian Church many years ago with my 2 little boys, she would greet us with her beautiful smile. My condolence to her family at this sad time.

Nancy Hoffman
Ocean View, DE

Jerry, Robin and Preston. My heart goes out to all of you with the passing of Shannon. She will always be in my heart as one of the most beautiful women I ever met. Many memories as kids and a life time of friendship. She will be missed! My condolences to your entire family.

Mike Lushbaugh
Martinsburg , Wv

To Robin and the rest of your family, so sorry for your loss. I'll always remember her piling a load of kids in her Gremlin and giving them rides home from Washington Street school. She was always such a nice lady.

Terry Williams
Minot, ND

Jerry-Just learned of the passing of Shannon--shocked. She was a very special lady. Our hearts go out to you, Robin,Preston,Donnie, Connie and the whole family. Our love and prayers.

Frank/Rebecca Reel
Hagerstown, Maryland

So sorry to hear of Shannon’s passing . I took care of her at RW . She had the sweetest sole . God definitely gained a beautiful Angel . Thoughts and prayers to her Family . Rip Shannon

Ann M Thomas

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