Shannon McFall Coker, age 50, loving mother of Giana and Luciana, and adoring wife of Dave, died on 01 January 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Shannon was born in 1972 in Bessemer AL to Joel Mcfall and Linda Rhodes. Shannon was influenced by her parents and grandmother Faye Manderson to be a loving caring person, always putting others first. Shannon graduated from McAdory High School in 1990. Shannon also received three degrees in nursing to include a Masters in Nursing from UAB in 2012. Shannon's servants' heart was witnessed by many in her 25 years of nursing and many mission trips.
Shannon's faith and love of fellow man was never more apparent than when she was on mission trips. Shannon made it a point to hug everyone that came to the clinic, no matter the reason for being there. Everyone that saw Shannon on a mission trip could see God's love for us in her. Shannon is now talking to people that came to know Jesus on those trips without the need of a translator.
Shannon's love of people was only slightly ahead of her love of animals. Shannon's homes were always full of cats and dogs. But no matter how many were there she always felt there might be room for one more. Even if Shannon could not take the animal in, she always did what she could to find it a forever home.
Shannon was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She loved and treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. Shannon took every opportunity to instill in her girls the love of Jesus, a strong work ethic, how to be strong without being overbearing, and how not only to stand up for yourself but to stand up for others as well. Shannon understood that if you cannot prepare the world for your children, then you have to prepare your children for the world. Shannon's teachings and examples would cover many scenarios, but her greatest wisdom to impart was; always do the right thing, for the right reasons, for everyone.
Shannon was preceded in death by her daughter Gabriella Lee Coker, father Joel McFall, grandmother Faye Manderson, uncle Wayne Manderson.
Shannon is survived by her husband Dave, daughters Giana and Luciana, mother Linda Rhodes, sisters Kim (Dennis) Todd, Kori (Destin) McFall, parents George and Peggy Coker, brothers Josh Coker, Charles Bryant, Uncle James (Ashley) Coker, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to thank the nurses, therapists, and doctors of UAB Hospital, and Ascension at Home, for their invaluable care and compassion to Shannon.
Visitation will be held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 10th from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Services will be held at Evergreen Methodist Church, with graveside to follow on Wednesday, January 11th at 12:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Shannon had requested donations be made to Pell City Animal Shelter 1071 Airport Road Pell City, AL 35128 phone: 205-814-1567.