Joy M. Shannon, 68, of Gaylord, Michigan, loving mother of six children passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 17, 2021.
She was born on February 23, 1953, in Pontiac, Michigan, to Charlie and Juanita (Rabideau) Wheaton.
Joy graduated from Pontiac Catholic High in 1971, and married John M. Shannon on October 28, 1972. They raised six children. She had a passion for many types of crafting, geocaching and taking long golf cart rides. She enjoyed camping in Mackinac during the summer and wintering in Summerdale, Alabama. Joy was known for her sense of humor, her quick wit, her devotion to the Lord and her love for her many dogs and cats throughout the years.
Joy was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, John; children, Jennifer (Dave) Bunch of Gaylord, Michigan, Jeffery Shannon of St. John’s, Michigan, Jonathan (Becky) Shannon of Gaylord, Michigan, Justin (Mette) Shannon of Gaylord, Michigan, Janelle (Joe) Haggerty of Petoskey, Michigan, and Joshua Shannon of Gaylord, Michigan; brother, Elmer Wheaton of Clio, Michigan, and ten grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at Nelson Funeral Home on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m.
Flowers or condolences may be sent to 5682 Cochise trail, Gaylord, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Otsego County Animal Shelter, 256 Fairview Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735.