"In her young life, she happily and busily went about leaving her mark of daffodils on much she touched." - her mother, Jane
| February 19, 1969 – December 21, 1988
United States of America
Shannon was a junior in Syracuse's College for Human Development. From Shelton, CT Shannon leaves her mother, Jane; a brother, Jim and a sister, Whitney, also SU graduates. She was predeceased by her father who died earlier in 1988 in an accident in Saudi Arabia.
Shannon's dream was to operate a day-care center for young children when she graduated. As a fourth grader she and her sister had a baby-sitting service, "Mother's Day Out". In London, Shannon studied child development and worked at toy libraries.
Jane, her mother, remembers "when I think of Shannon I see her beautiful hands as well as her sparkling smile. In her young life, she happily and busily went about leaving her mark of daffodils on much she touched.
With her hands she learned to sign, to mold clay, to stitch sampler, to sew, to create eye-catching bulletin boards wherever she worked with children. Shannon envisioned a Family Center that offered numerous activities for all family members to participate in together.
The words on her funeral card were among Shannon's noted about her Dad, and the daffodils depicted were drawn on the last letter I received from her".
A butterfly lights between us like a sunbeam And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world…..
Remembrance Scholars Representing Shannon Davis
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A&S, NewhouseMathematics, Television Radio & Film