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Bernice Shannon

July 16, 1948 - May 06, 2017

Bernice Shannon, 68, of Lafayette, Indiana, formerly of Chicago, Illinois passed away on May 6, 2017 in Lafayette, Indiana.

She was born on July 16, 1948 in Fayette, Mississippi to the late Frank and Dorothy Ellis.

Her marriage of 53 years was to Michael Shannon.

Surviving are her husband, Michael Shannon of Chicago, Illinois; her son, Macarthur (Janet) Shannon of Lafayette, Indiana; and her siblings, Edward Ellis of Michigan, Mamie (James) Lewis of Texas, and Ora (Nico) Ellis of Michigan.  Also surviving are her grandchildren, Macarthur Shannon, Denise Shannon, Michael Shannon, Jasmine Shannon, and Brandon Shannon and great grandchildren, Amira "Blackeyed Peas" Shannon and Xavier Shannon.

She was  preceded in death by her brothers, Frank Ellis, James Ellis, Claude "Poopan" Ellis, and Roosevelt Ellis and her sister, Alice Thurman.

Funeral Information

Private Family Services will be held in Chicago.

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