Shanon Smith Strickland, 47 of Cunningham

Shanon Strickland, 47 of Cunningham, died on Thursday, January 11, 2018 near Bogata.  Graveside Services will be held on Monday, January 15, at 11:00 am in McCrury Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10-until Service time at the Funeral Home.  Wood Funeral Homes, Deport have charge of the arrangements.

She was born Nita Shanon Smith on June 2, 1970 in Paris, the daughter of Jerry Don and Nita Marlene Sanford Smith.  She was employed by Martin Sprocket and Gear.

She is survived by her son, Eli Duncan of Cunningham; her parents, Jerry Don and Marlene Smith of Cunningham; her companion, Michael [Boog] Worden of Charleston; one sister, Maranda Hicks of Paris;  two brothers:  Dewayne Smith of Gilmer and Randell Smith of Roxton; stepsons, Hadley Worden and Dylan Worden; her grandmother, Ruby Sanford of Cunningham.

  1. alice hinkje says:

    i have just heard about Shanon passing , words can not say how sorry i am ,we got to know her when we were at the Lennox ,we enjoyed working with her ,she made the day .she loved her family so much.she will be missed. Praying .alice hinkle

  2. Shawn Beck says:

    In the short time that we knew her, Shanon touched our hearts. Shanon will be greatly missed.

  3. Cecelia Byrd says:

    This has got to be so hard. I am so sorry, Marlene, for you and your entire family. I am praying for strength and comfort for all of you. Love you.

  4. Stacie says:

    My heart is truly going out to Shanon’s entire family. I will always remember the laughs she brought me and her heart of gold! May God bring His peace and comfort in the days to follow.

  5. Suzanne Sauder says:

    Shannon worked for my Mom, Johnnie Marie Sauder, in Wichita Falls & she went to France with us in the summer.
    I cannot tell you how deeply sorry I am for your loss – Shannon was 100 % good & kind, caring, very smart and also fun funny. She kept my Mom on her toes- & the rest of us too! She was a very special person – sending love & prayers
    Parents – you raised good girl & son, you had a great lady as your Mom. Most truly, Suzanne Sauder

  6. Sherry Huddlestin says:

    I am beyond shocked to learn of this accident and Sharon’s passing. Tho we never visited in person often, our Facebook exchanges take me back to a time we both encouraged and uplifted each other, and our last personal embrace at the Store months back. I pray for Eli, Sharon’s parents and all close and extended family along with a whole hosts of friends. May God embrace and hold this precious Soul until we meet again. Rest in God’s arms Sweet Shanon….. I’ll see you soon. Sherry H.

  7. Melissa Gibson says:

    I Worked with Shanon, a short period of time, while she worked on her internship. She will be greatly missed for she touched the hearts of all she came in contact. My heart is broken for her family and loved ones. May you find everlasting peace knowing she is in a better place. My sincere condolences. I will miss you, Missy.

  8. Bart Peters says:

    we have lost a great lady God bless her soul prayers out to the family and to Boog and her son Eli be strong she will be missed God bless

  9. Melanie Bishop says:

    Shanon was a beautiful person with a true servant’s heart.

  10. Tommy Thompson says:

    I cant even begin to explain how special this woman was to me. I met her at the worst part of my life and she saved me from myself. There is no way to say how much she meant to me and anyone who ever met her. When she said she loved you, you knew she meant it with all that she was. I wouldn’t be on the earth today without her in my life, If I could trade places with her I would. she made me a better person, a better friend, a better man, I owe her everything that I will ever be, To her family and friends, I don’t have the words to tell you how bad it must hurt, its just not right. there is absolutely not one bad thought anyone could think about this amazing woman. Id give anything to have one more hug. Rest knowing that you made a big difference while you were here. I LOVE YOU.

  11. Peggie Moore says:

    My deepest sympathy to Shanon’s family. I know this must be so hard. I am in the Corporate headquarters of Martin Sprocket & Gear and had only met Shanon through email and phone. She had just gone to work for Martin Sprocket & Gear and she seemed like such a sweet and vibrant person. My prayers are with all of you.

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