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May 24, 2013
As the parent of this years David Shannon memorial scholarship recipient, I would like to thank Davids parents and family. I hope
you can take comfort in the fact that we consider it a Great honor! Thank You and God bless you! Yours truly, Mark and Karen Oxendine
January 06, 2013
Katy,
I'm not sure that I've seen you since we were at Grimsley & Page, but I was heartbroken to learn that you were David's mother. I have heard such wonderful things about him from the women in my book club and hope that the wonderful memories of him bring you comfort. Much love to you and your family.
December 04, 2012
My heart is broken for the family and friends of Mr Shannon, there are no words that can meet the magnitude of your loss. But I am truly sorry and my sincere prayers are with you all. Losing a child at such a young age can be unbearable, but know that God Almighty will give you the strength, comfort and the understanding in your time of bereavement.
December 03, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I know losing a loved one is hard to go through. I will keep you in my prayers.
November 30, 2012
I know that God shed the first tear as he watched the death of your honorable and precious son. Peace and blessings to you.
November 28, 2012
I recently read about the death of your loved one. Even though we are not acquainted please accept our condolences.When we lose someone we love the encouraging thouhgts of others can bring comfort. May God continue to comfort your family during this difficult time 1Cor 1:3,4 - Gant Family
November 21, 2012
I Don't Know You Im So Sorry For Your Loss Rest In Peace
November 19, 2012
I don't personally know your family, but I was truly saddened to hear of the loss of your wonderful young son. Please find comfort in your memories of him. 2 Cor.1:3
November 09, 2012
From a MPHS mama and fellow Tarheel, my family and I are deeply saddened by your loss. Your precious son and your entire family are a constant presence in our thoughts and prayers. God grant you peace, strength and courage to get through this dark and difficult time.
November 08, 2012
Dear Katy, Hugh and Stephen,
I saw the article the other week about the student at UNC but had no idea it was your son. My prayers are with you and a BIG hug coming your way!! Tracy Eure Kuney
November 06, 2012
We were shocked to hear of your terrible loss. May memories and prayer bring some peace over time. David must have been a remarkable young man. We add to the love sent from your cousins in Texas.
November 05, 2012
Hugh & Katie,
It is my prayer that The Holy Spirit will comfort you both beyond full understanding & hold you up above our normal daily living to manifest His love for you. I also pray that in time Stephen will grow spiritually and find strength in his walk with our Lord Jesus. As you are able I humbly recommend reading Psalm 8.
In His love, Gordon Pettit
November 05, 2012
Dear Shannon family, I am the UNC mom of Rachel Hare who lived in the South Tower of Granville. We are all so saddened by the loss of David. Even though Rachel only knew him for a short time he had made quite the impression! I am thinking of you all during this tragic time. Love, the Hare family.
November 05, 2012
Hugh and Katy...I am so sorry for your loss. Hold on to God's unchanging hands, and he will see you through this time of sorrow and grief.
November 05, 2012
The shannon famiy has been in my thoughts and prayers.
November 05, 2012
We have been so deeply saddened to hear about your son. It has touched close to home with us with also having a freshmen son at UNC who knew David. Please know we're praying for your family. In Deepest Sympathy, The James Family
November 04, 2012
Katy and Hugh,
Our sons Avery and Drew both played football with David at Myers Park. Although they didn't know him well, they share hundreds of mutual friends who loved David. We are all saddened by your loss and want you to know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
The Grayson Family
November 04, 2012
Katy,Hugh, Broughton,Mr. and Mrs. Clapp,
I am so sorry for your loss. Katy, I haven't seen you in many years but kept up with you and your family through Broughton and your father. Your father always spoke so highly of your boys and in addition to you and Broughton, your boys were the light of his life. I know that Charles was always so happy to introduce them when he brought them to Green Valley Pool. I cannot imagine your pain and hope that you can all find peace from God. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
November 04, 2012
Our prayers are with you.
November 03, 2012
Shannon Family - I didn't know David well, but couldn't help noticing his humility, kindness, maturity, smile and the contagious joy of our Savior. As a fellow CarmelKidz leader in ministry, I share his and Jesus' love for our kidz. Our grief at the news of this week is profound but I thank God with you that "we sorrow not as those who have no hope" and look forward to reuniting soon. Keep your eyes on the Master's till all His children meet again.
November 02, 2012
Dear Shannon Family,
My son was a good friend of David's at MPHS and UNC. Words cannot express our sorrow. He loved David and has many great memories of the short time they spent together.

I will be praying for your family as you make this difficult journey forward.

God bless and keep you,
The Southwell Family
November 02, 2012
Our son, Ben, was privileged to know David through their mutual friends, Matt & Meredith and enjoyed the time he spent with David at the beach last spring. What a special young man he was! What a legacy he left for so many who loved him.
As parents, our hearts grieve with yours. We have no idea the depth of sorrow you must surely feel, but we do know that there is comfort through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ who left his disciples with these words: "I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid." John 14:27
We pray that you will know that peace and comfort.
November 02, 2012
Dear Hugh, Katie and Stephen,
I am so very sorry for your loss. As many have already said, David, Malana, Ellen, John and I have been praying for you daily, especially for you to be so comforted by our Heavenly Father. The wonderful comments written about David and how he touched so many lives will bring much joy and comfort in the days to come. We love you and are thinking of you. Love, your cousin, Cornelia, from Texas.
November 02, 2012
Dear Katy, Hugh, and Stephen,
I have been thinking about you constantly since I heard the news about David. Our family experienced a similar loss when my nephew was accidentally shot while a student at App State three years ago. While I have no idea of the severity of your pain, I have a sense of what you are going through. I have known of David through Katy since my son went to Sharon and MP and was also a Scout in Troop 116. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for you each day. May you feel the peace of God's loving arms surround you and guide you through the difficult days ahead. Dawn Milgrom
November 02, 2012
I didn't know David very well, but we had gone to school together since Carmel and shared many friends. Although we weren't close, David's bright personality and positive attitude had a great impact on my life, and I know there are so many others who feel the same way. We will never forget you David.
November 02, 2012
To David's mom: I showed my son, who is 10 year old, your son's picture and asked my son if he knew David. My son said, "Yes, I see him at church and he was at camp." I cannot imagine your loss, but I know that my son spoke on about how he admired David and that he wanted to grow up to work with other kids like David was doing. Your grief must be overwhelming, but the legacy David left to others is apparent, even to me, a stranger to your family and to your son. Dear mother in pain...my prayers are with you. My Lord is beside you always. Your comfort in Him who knows the ends of the Universe is my prayer. -Signed, another Carmel Baptist mom
November 02, 2012
We have never met, but I wanted to reach out and let you know yet another person is thinking of you and praying for peace. It's not fair. Too many what if and why questions. It's too soon. I'm sorry. One day you will be able to rejoice that you will meet again and see that he is safe and loved where he is. Take care of yourselves.
November 02, 2012
My condolences to the family on the loss of such a fine young man. May you be blessed to know that he is at peace with our Lord. Cast your cares on Him for He cares for you. Bless you all.
November 02, 2012
Hugh and Family, I cannot begin to express the sadness I feel for you and your family over the loss of your son David. I did not know David but he sounds like a wonderful person. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
November 02, 2012
Dear Hugh, Katy and Stephen,

I was so saddened to hear of your beloved son's passing. I can't stop thinking about your family and what a wonderful boy you raised in David. Although he was with us only a short time, he touched many in positive ways and lived life to the fullest.

May you find comfort in the wonderful memories of joyful times together, each other, your many friends, and in God.

With our Deepest Sympathy,
November 02, 2012
Katy me thoughts and prayers are with you in these dark hours. Be strong.
Nancy Heller
November 02, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. I lost my 19 year old son in an automobile accident 13 months ago. I can only tell you to hold onto your faith and rely on your family and friends as you grieve. Keeping your family in my prayers. Pam Sciascia
November 02, 2012
Hugh and Katy,
What a nightmare this week has been. We were so grieved to hear Sunday as we arrived at church. We have prayed for you and asked family to pray for you and Stephen as you try to put one foot in front of the other each day. Mark had the blessing of serving and lodging with David at Children's camp in the summer of 2011 (a cabin with just the two of them leading.) He was so impressed with his ability to relate to the boys and his maturity. He found him to be a humble guy. May The Lord carry you. "The Lord is the one who sustains me." (Ps. 54:46.) "Record my lament, list my tears on your scroll" (Ps56:8). "My soul is weary with sorrow, strengthen me according to your word(Ps119:28) Know you are loved.
Mark & Judy Angel
November 02, 2012
My heartfelt sympathy fo the Shannon family for your dear David who has fallen asleep in death. May the God of all comfort be with you and give you strength beyond normal to get through this most difficult time.
November 02, 2012
Dear Shannon Family,
This story has touched my heart. Your son is with God and he is safe.
November 01, 2012
Dear Hugh, Katy and Stephen,
Your family has been on our hearts and in our prayers this week. Your sweet David served in our son's 3rd grade Sunday School class last year. He made a big impact on our little guy and we are grateful for his servant heart and loving spirit. We stand with the Carmel Family in sending you love, prayers and support during this time.
Philip and Aldyn Keefer
November 01, 2012
Dear Shannon Family,

My heart is broken for you. My freshman and sophmore Betas and I grieve with you from afar and will always remember this Tar Heel we never knew. I know the joy and pride you felt over the past few months as you watched your legacy son at UNC. I am so sad that his future in this world is now lost and pray that God's bounty will provide for him in heaven beyond.

Love and prayers from another grieving Mom

The McDonald Family
Martha Ann, Alex Class of 2014 and Wesley Class of 2015
November 01, 2012
Our daughter Rachel was on swim team with Stephen at Mountainbrook and in classes with him at Sharon School. We remember your fine family and some good times shared in those early childhood years. We are sending prayers to all of you. It's a loss that only a higher power can even try to heal. May you find that healing.

The Peppers - Marsha, Steve & Rachel
November 01, 2012
Our hearts are breaking for your family with this news of David's passing. We pray that you may eventually find peace after this tragedy. Much Love from your cousins in Texas.
November 01, 2012
Dear Shannon Family,
I cannot imagine what you are going though at this time. David was so loved. Each of us has so many memories of how wonderful he was. I know that he made an impact on all of us in CarmelWoods. Growing up with David, I can still remember playing in the leaves after you worked so hard to pile them up and all of the generous times you let me come over after school to spend time with you and your lovely family. You raised a wonderful son. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven was very lucky to gain such a beautiful angel.
November 01, 2012
Hugh, Katy and Stephen,
We remember David from Indian Guides to Swimming Team and so many beautiful memories of such a fine young man. Our hearts are full with sadness. May our Lord be with each of you. Monte Smith
November 01, 2012
I am so saddened by your loss. I just enjoyed your dad's (company) recently and am heartsick for you all. As many have said before me, rest in the knowledge that your pain will diminish and your treasured memories will blossom. God be with you all... Becca Robinson Edwards
November 01, 2012
The entire Ralls family sends their condolences to the Shannon and Clapp families. May a sense of peace come to you at this time.
November 01, 2012
To the Shannon's,

I am so very, very, sorry. Please know you are in the thoughts, prayers, and hearts of your many Greensboro friends. There are no words but hopefully you can feel the love. David was a wonderful young man who will be missed by so many. I think of you often and send many prayers to each of you.
November 01, 2012
Dear Shannon Family,
My daughter is a freshman at UNC and I cannot imagine your pain during this time. Your family is in our prayers.
The Scheppegrell Family - Waxhaw, NC
November 01, 2012
Dear Shannon Family,
Our hearts ache for you. Our daughter, Rachel, went to preschool with David at Carmel Presbyterian and David was one of her dearest friends in that 4 year old class. Although we moved to South Carolina and haven't seen you in many years, we have the fondest memories of David. May the peace and comfort that only God can give be with you during this time. Your family has been in our constant prayers.
November 01, 2012
Dear Katy, Hugh and Stephen -
It is clear, from all that we have learned about your beloved son and brother, that David lived an authentic life on this earth, trusting God and following Christ. Like King David, your David is a man after God's own heart with whom He is well pleased. We continue to lift you in our prayers to the Heavenly Father in whose loving care David rests.
Love,
Denise & Steve Simms
November 01, 2012
To all of the Shannon family,
Thank you for sharing David Palmer Shannon with all of us.
David in his short lifetime gave his energy, indeed his life, to save others. His exemplary Christian life is saving souls even now and will continue. I envision his outstretched arms carrying many to God's heavenly kingdom. In your deepest sorrow, please recall John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." Our family will be praying for "peace that surpasseth all understanding" for your family.
November 01, 2012
Dear Katy, Hugh, and Steven,
We are remembering you each night as Jonathan, Harrison and we gather for prayer. We remember both Steven and David as such amazingly spirited and fun boys. We know your loss is immeasurable and will continue to keep you close in our prayers. Love and hugs to you all.
Nancy and Craig
November 01, 2012
Hugh, Katy and Stephen,
I remember meeting David once and thinking what a wonderful smile and zest for life he had. There are no words to express the sorrow of his loss. Know that he is with God and watching over you. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Joanne
October 31, 2012
Hugh, Katy and Stephen,
Loved my times with David in Sunday School. His smile will forever be in my memory. Cathy and I will be lifting you all in prayer.
October 31, 2012
Katy,Hugh and Stephen,

Our deepest sympathy on loss of your son David.
Yo y are I n our t houghts and prayers.
UNC, Mother
October 31, 2012
Our family has just been overwhelmed by the good example David was to the young students at Carmel. Our 2 oldest have recently been in 1st and 3rd grades where David served. Both have commented on his wonderful and encouraging nature. As a mom, I hurt so deeply for you all. I know you have questions, but at least you know for sure where he is now! Our family is loving you from afar and so hoping you feel the outpouring of love from the Carmel family. May our prayers, our hugs, our love, and God's peace surround you all.
With love, The Rhule family
October 31, 2012
Dear Hugh, Katy and Stephen,
Our hearts ache for you and your unfathomable loss. We hope that all the love of your friends near and far is of some comfort, and you and David will be in our prayers during these most difficult days.

Monica Brandes, George Jones, Catherine and George
October 31, 2012
Katy and Hugh,
My heart is broken for you. I am so, so, sorry for your loss. David was such a fine young man and full of personality and promise. I can't even imagine your sorrow. The only comfort available at a time like this is the peace that only God can provide. I pray that you feel him supernaturally lift you up when you feel you can not take another step. Please know that our whole family is lifting your whole family up in prayer. David was Tucker's friend and Tucker wants you to know he sends his condolences.
June Brookshire
October 31, 2012
David and Katy,
I am so very sorry.
With love,
Carmen Dearing, Woodbrook Baptist, Baltimore
October 31, 2012
Hugh and Katy,
I am so very sorry. You are in my prayers.
Love,
Carmen Dearing
Woodbrook Baptist
October 31, 2012
God is watching over your son and your family at this time. Take comfort in knowing that He is in control and is with you at this time. Be anxious for nothing. Your son is in a wonderful place and you shall be together again.
October 31, 2012
To the family of david palmer shannon, my love goes out to each of you. It's difficult when you lose a loved one in death. My prayers go out to the entire family. Continue to draw close to our heavenly father and his precious gift that he has given to us all, his word the bible.
October 31, 2012
My daughter is a freshman at UNC and lives in Granville East. She didn't know David but so many students who she has met at Granville, from the Myers Park area, have told her what a great young man he was. Our family is so sorry and heartbroken for your loss. May God give you strength to get through this and know that there's a new angel in heaven.You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
October 31, 2012
I never met your son & brother David but he seemed to be wonderful Godly young man. So may you find solace in knowing that he is wrapped in God's loving arms. You are family because of Carmel, MP and the Harris YMCA. Keep your faith grounded in God and lean not to your understanding. My prayers are with you.
October 31, 2012
While I never met David I feel as though I knew him by the stories that his Aunt Broughton shared with me. She would always brag on him and what a great young man he was. My heart breaks for all of you as you mourn the loss of David. May God give you the strength you need and know that God has his loving arms around David and is saying "welome home good and faithful servant".
October 31, 2012
Katy and Hugh,
Our son Luke graduated with David from Myers Park, and is also a freshman at UNC. He has shared with us how successful David was, and what a remarkable person he was. Our hearts are deeply saddened, and we ache for you. Please know our prayers are with you, and your entire family.
Carolyn and Mark Hutton
October 31, 2012
Hugh and Katy,
We were saddened to hear of the loss of your son. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
October 31, 2012
My deepest sympathy for the tragic loss of your son. May you find peace through this difficult time and keep in your hearts that an angel will always be watching over him. Prayers and thoughts for your family.

Seema Shingala, Charlotte NC
October 31, 2012
Dear family,

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
October 31, 2012
Hugh and family. I am very saddened to hear of the loss of your son. As I have said before, he was an amazing young man. As I was with Alex last night, all I was thinking about is that I hope I raise him to be just as amazing as David was, your family is a true inspiration. My God guide you during this difficult time.
October 31, 2012
Hugh,
My Heart breaks for you and your family at the loss of David. Please know I am praying for your family.
Becky Griffin
October 31, 2012
Your son inspired many students during his time at Carmel and Myers Park. He always made sure that no one set alone, and was always there to offer a hug. I am deeply sorry for your loss, but know that he touched the hearts of many.
October 31, 2012
Hugh and family - Please know that our family's thoughts and prayers are with you and we are heartbroken over the loss of your wonderful son David. It is so clear that he was well loved and that he blessed so many as a shining light and witness of Jesus Christ. May the peace of the Lord that surpasses all understanding be with you in this difficult period. John 10:27-29 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.”
October 31, 2012
My son knew David thru rec ball in Charlotte and common friends at UNC. Please know that there are a lot of young people all over the community really shaken up by your loss. We extend our deepest sympathy. Leslie Jacquin and Benjamin Sellers
October 31, 2012
Katy and Hugh, My heart is breaking for you. I know exactly how you feel. Know that God has you in the palm of His hand. Know that we are praying for you all to get through this and will continue to pray. I know that words can not express what you are going through or how you feel. God knows and He weeps with you. We are so very sorry for your loss and will continue to intercede for you . Please let us know if we can do anything. Love and Blessings, Rusty and Robin Griffin
October 31, 2012
I dont Know You Guys But Im So Sorry For Your Loss Of Your Son
October 31, 2012
Hugh, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.
October 31, 2012
Words fail at such a time. What is remembered is a life well lived and a son well loved. Our family's prayers are for and with you.
October 31, 2012
David,how blessed you are to have parents and family who not only told you what a Christian is but live it, and modeled it so you can enter God's Glorious Kingdom. My heart is breaking for your family - we love you and and you are in our prayers.
October 31, 2012
May your faith, friends, and family help you through this difficult time. I know it must be very comforting to know that David was so well thought of. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
October 30, 2012
We are so saddened by the loss of your son, and our family sends our condolences and prayers.
Mike, Cecelia, Lee and Anna Kate Ramsey
October 30, 2012
May the light of Jesus that continually shined through David, shine through each of us as we hold up this family in prayer.
October 30, 2012
Shannon Family,

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your son David. I pray for David and your family, and hope God will give you strength and courage during this difficult time.
October 30, 2012
Katy,
So sorry to learn about the death of your son - Wow, what a great young man. I'm sure you are so proud of him. I send my sincere sympathy to you, your husband and your sweet parents.

With Love,
Claudia Farmer Matthews
October 30, 2012
My heart goes out to David and his family. I am so sorry. May God keep all of you in his loving arms.
With Deepest Sympathy,
A mother of a son at UNC.
October 30, 2012
Hugh,
I was so very saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved son, David Palmer. You, Katy and Stephen are in my earnest prayers of comfort, peace and healing. May the matchless love of Jesus Christ carry you through the coming days, weeks and months.
October 30, 2012
Hugh and Family,

While I never met David, my heart is heavy with saddness. I am so very sorry for your loss but please take comfort in the love and prayers you have coming your way from family, friends and even strangers. What a wonderful man David was judging from all the beautiful comments on this page. I could only imagaine the pride you are feeling knowing how many lives he has positively impacted. I will continue to pray for strength, understanding and courage for your family. God bless you all.

Melissa (Baker) Robinson
Bank of America
October 30, 2012
So sorry David died
October 30, 2012
Katy,Hugh and Stephen, I cannot imagine the pain of losing David - my heart is so heavy and much sadden. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
October 30, 2012
rest in peace David. I thank Jesus for your life and how you impacted so many lives. I pray that for now on I will live a life like yours; full of love and enthusiasm.rest in peace
October 30, 2012
Katy, Hugh and Stephen, When we moved back to Charlotte two years ago, it was a very difficult time for our family. Lexie felt so alone in high school. David was the first friend that reached out to her and introduced her to others so she had a community. That's how he was. His big smile and bigger heart brought people happiness and he made everyone feel better. He was such a blessing to everyone, so full of enthusiasm and joy, it gushed out of him and spilled over . We grieve with you, our hearts are heavy for you, but we know that the Lord has welcomed him and smiles upon him. David is remembered as the beautiful, caring, young man of Christ that he was. We'll always think of him this way. God bless you all and grant you comfort, peace, and hope. Love, the Byers family
October 30, 2012
Hugh and family,
I cannot begin to imagine what you must be going through, but know that we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
October 30, 2012
Hugh and Katy,

We are so very, very sorry for your loss. Each day we wake up and think how unbelievably hard this must be for you and each night we go to bed thinking of you as well. I wish we had met David, he sounds like he was such a special person. I hope you take comfort in the amount of lives he has touched as evidenced by all these kind words here. Hugs to you both.
October 30, 2012
Katy and Hugh,
My heartfelt condolences go out to you at this very difficult time. You are continually in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all and keep you in his loving arms.
October 30, 2012
My wife and I are also from the Charlotte area and have a freshman (daughter) at Chapel Hill. I can't even fathom the emotional turmoil the friends and family of David are experiencing. Our prayers are with you.
October 30, 2012
Praying for you all and sending our love
Rae and Jim
October 30, 2012
Katy and Hugh,I know the peace of GOD, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hears and your minds in Christ Jesus.What a blessing David has been to so many.My thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been so richly blessed by your precious son's short life here on earth.
October 30, 2012
To the Shannon Family: I am so sorry to hear of this great loss. I can tell that from everyone's entries that your son was loved by many. May GOD wrap his wings around your family and give you the strength that you need during this tragic time. I will be praying for you all.
October 30, 2012
Katy and Hugh,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. No words can ever express how we truly feel but we care deeply and want to be with you. May you find comfort in knowing that friends and loved ones share in your loss.
October 30, 2012
I have a son who I will see off to college next summer and I cant even begin to imagine this kind of loss and the pain your family is experiencing. I pray for your family wishing you peace and God's comfort while you deal with this difficult time. God bless.
October 30, 2012
Hugh, I didn't personally know your son, but listening to the love in your voice as you spoke of him, I feel as if I knew him. I know that you are grieving and my heart hurts for you and your family. Everyone has nothing but good things to say about David, which speaks volume about his character. In knowing how kind and caring you are, I would not expect anything less. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God bless you all and keep you in his loving arms.
October 30, 2012
My son Nick played on the 2011 Myers Park football team with David. I have many fond memories of watching #34 play for the Mustangs.
October 30, 2012
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your loved ones.
October 30, 2012
Katy and Hugh,
I cannot begin to understand the depths of your pain and sorrow and the void David's passing has left in your lives. Katy, I will always think of you as my little sister that I share with Broughton, even though our paths no longer physically cross. I keep struggling to comprehend this tragedy and know that all I can do is send powerful waves of love and compassion to you, and continue to pray that you, Hugh, Stephen, Mr C, Gloria, B and the rest of your wonderful family will find peace. With so much love, Cheryl (Buffington) Stevens
October 30, 2012
Katy and Hugh,
We are so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the devisation I know you feel, nor what I'd want to say. I agree with all comments about David being in the arms of our Savior. I was not surprised to hear of his faith because I know you. Please know that Jamie and I love you and we are praying for you without ceasing.
Love,
Cam and Jamie Donovan
October 30, 2012
I am a mom of a UNC freshman boy from Charlotte so I feel a connection to you even though we have never met. My son had met your son on several occasions in the dorm. He said he was a great guy and liked by so many people. They are devastated about David's death as am I. I am thinking of you and keeping you very much in my prayers. I am so sorry for your tremendous loss.
October 30, 2012
Thoughts and prayers to the family in the midst of this tragedy. May the good memories last forever.
October 30, 2012
I did not know your son but my heart goes out to you and your family on your loss!! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
October 30, 2012
Shannon Family,

My heart and prayers to our Savior Jesus Christ are bestowed upon your entire family. I met David for only a fleeting moment as we were receiving physical therapy at the same facility. I could tell that there was some different about him. I could tell that he had a strong believe in Jesus Christ. May the Peace of God be upon you during your loss and as you grieve. The knowledge we have now is that there is only one way to see him again. I pray that you have solace that he is resting with King of Kings.
October 30, 2012
To the Shannon family

So sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in the fact you now have a very special guardian angel watching over you. As time goes by, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
October 30, 2012
I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of David Palmer Shannon. May your loving memories of “David” bring you comfort at this time of great loss. May the God of all comfort be with you all. And may you find solace in knowing the time will soon come when death will be eradicated and you will see “David” again.
October 30, 2012
I didn't have the opportunity to get to know David as well as most, but I did get a chance to play church league basketball with him. When I first met David I instantly know this was a guy I was going to get along with. He wasn't always fun to guard when he was shirtless and we had been practicing for over an hour or so but everytime we stepped out on the court we had a blast. He cheered louder than anyone and loved joking around. I told my parents tonight that I felt like if I chance to have spent more time you I would have had a great time. No question you are in a better place right now and I hope to see you one day and continue to build our friendship. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
October 29, 2012
So sorry for your unbearable loss. May it give you some comfort to know that others -- even strangers like me -- are praying for your family's healing as you try to understand this tragedy and cope with life without your son. My daughter, Stacy, only met David a few times -- via DECA (on the plane home from SLC this past spring) and a few times at Chapel Hill (they recently attended a meeting together) -- and she says wonderful things about your son. He sounds like he was a wonderful friend to everyone he met on earth. Apparently, God had other plans for him. Feel proud of the son you raised and know that others feel your pain deeply.
October 29, 2012
rest in peace David, you are so loved. I'm going to try to live every day like you did. RIP
October 29, 2012
I did not have the pleasure to meet David. However, my younger daughters and husband enjoyed spending a week with him at children's camp for the last two years. Joe was very impressed with his love for children and his maturity in Christ Jesus!

We join the Carmel community in expressing our brokenness for this precious young man and his family.

In this time of overwhelming emotions, we hold tight to the sovereignty of our Father. We will keep the Shannon Family and their friends in our prayers. We ask the LORD to cover each of you with His pinions / wings and that under His wings you will be protected from all confusion and hopelessness.

May His faithfulness continue to be your shield and bulwark.

Praying for His light and peace overshadow Hugh, Katy, and Stephen.
October 29, 2012
Hi Katy and Hugh, This is your cousin Ellen in Minnesota and I am so sorry about David. I will keep you, Uncle Charles and Aunt Gloria in my prayers. What a wonderful son and grandson. Uncle Charles and Aunt Gloria were so proud of him. I send you my love and I am grieved by this moment of your lives. Always, Ellen
October 29, 2012
Katy and Hugh,
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Please find some strength in knowing how much other people love and care about you.
October 29, 2012
Katy and Hugh,
There are not enough words or even the right words. Just know that we love you all and our prayers go out to you.
Michelle, John, Jake, Morgan and Cassie
October 29, 2012
Dear Shannons,
I am incredibly upset that the amazing boy I have grown up all my life has went before me. But God had to have had this in his plan to take David from us this early. David lived every day to the fullest just like everyone else should. I remember playing with action figures with David when we were small, going to the 4th of july parade every year. We went to carmel together, then off to big Myers Park where David spread his wings and was a social butterfly and a great football player. David was an amazing person & touched a lot of peoples life including mine. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lawren Rideaux
October 29, 2012
Hugh and Katy,

Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of the loss of your wonderful son David. When Anthony called on Sunday morning to tell us the news, he was clearly shocked and shaken and we were all immediately grief stricken and prayerful for your family. You should know David was loved and admired by all he encountered. David and Anthony shared a bond which extended beyond the Myers Park football field and brought a very special connection to our families. We are grateful to have known David and witness him be a son of whom you can be very proud, leading a life of excellence in so many ways. Please know that we are thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy and praying for your peace and comfort as we remember David in the fondest and most admiring of ways. The Aldriches (Hortie, Anthony & Anthony II)
October 29, 2012
To Hugh & Family:
My heartfelt condolences go out to you at this very difficult time. You are continually in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in the God who is your comforter and your strength.

Philippians 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
October 29, 2012
Dear Shannon Family,

I have known you all for my whole life. I grew up with David in the church and he was always the guy who would come along side me when I was a lone or felt out of place. He was truly one of the most influential individuals I have ever had the blessing to come in contact with. He was always someone I knew I could count on being at joy prom and helping me with my date. David always had such a positive and caring glow about him in any situation. I always aspired to have a connection with Christ the way David did. He always knew the right thing to say and the most humble young man I have ever met. God truly blessed everyone who David came in contact with over the years. May God Bless you all and may you know that everyone is praying for you. David will never be forgotten he will forever have a place in my heart.

Love you all,

Ben Utley
October 29, 2012
We are praying for you dear Shannons. Although we know that David is now enthusiatically embracing Jesus, it is still difficult here on earth. Isaiah 40:31
October 29, 2012
So deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for the peace of God which surpasses all understanding.
October 29, 2012
Hugh Shannon & Family,

I am truly saddened to hear of your loss, and would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family on the recent passing.
October 29, 2012
Dear Shannon Family: Our daughter Allie Halter is a junior at Myers Park. She and David served together at Carmel Baptist, swim team and other school functions. We do not know how to express our sorrow sufficently. We are all grief stricken over the loss of such a wonderful young man who so positively changed anyone who had the good fortune to meet him, even if just once. David was every thing a parent wishes for in a child and the world and the lives of so many people will be empty without him. He was loved by everyone who met him. Our family is praying for you to find comfort and peace in this unbelievable time. Sincerely, Paul, Toni, Allie and Alyssa Halter
October 29, 2012
Dear Shannons,

My heart aches for you with the loss of your beautiful son. My son, Trum, was on the Myers Park football team with David. Trum told me that David was so kind to him, and that he was a great person. Having an upper classman be that kind, was a real gift. Trum will never forget David.

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Alice deVries
October 29, 2012
Cling to what is good. God's glory shines upon you, Hugh and Katy, for the son you have raised. You are an inspiration to all parents that know you, and a testimony to our Savior. Stephen, dear Stephen, you will stand tall and proud and faithful. Cling to what is good. I love you, Jen
October 29, 2012
Shannon Family, our hearts go out to you and we pray you will feel the arms of our Lord holding you during this time of sorrow. I didn't know David, but have seen him with the youth at Carmel. Our family will be praying for you.
October 29, 2012
Katy and Hugh,

My daughter was in David's class at Myers Park and we are neighbors from Carmel Woods. I was just heartbroken for you when she called with the news yesterday. Whenever I run into Katy while walking our dogs, the love and pride you have for David is evident in every conversation we share. You will be in our thoughts during this difficult time.
October 29, 2012
Dear Shannons, I did not know David, but I am so sorry for the loss to your family. My thoughts, and those of the entire Myers Park faculty, are with you now.
October 29, 2012
Hugh and Katy,

My thoughts and prayers are with you! My daughter Katie was at Myers Park with David, and always had wonderful things to say about him! As she told me last night..."He was loved and admired by everyone that knew him."
October 29, 2012
Katy, Hugh and Stephen,

I don't have the words to express how heartbroken Larry, Lawren and I are for you. You guys have been in our constant thoughts and prayers since Lawren texted me. All of our memoriable pictures came from you guys since Lawren and David have known each other since the Infant Class at Carmel Presb. Pre-School.

He was such a sweet boy and will be truly truly missed. We can only imagine the depth your pain. Just hold God's hands. We pray for strength for all of you, your family and all who loved David.

Your friends - The Rideauxs (Kathy, Larry and Lawren)
October 29, 2012
Dear Shannon Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to your family. Your son was a wonderful young man and you should be very proud of him. I know the next few days and months will be very hard but remember your faith and that the Carmel Church will always be there for all of you.
October 29, 2012
We are heartbroken but want you to know that we will never understand why bad things happen to good people .We lost our first son Brad in 1979 on his 18th birthday and assure you that time does heal.We have been close friends of David`s grandparents Charles and Gloria Clapp for many years and watched Katy and Broughton grow up.Our prayers are with the entire family.
October 29, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Shannon family during this unbearable time. I pray that God gives you strength and comfort during this time. Everyone has the only the nicest things to say about David. God Bless you.
October 29, 2012
Katy, Hugh and Stephen,
My prayers are with you in this most difficult time. My thoughts of David go back to when he was a small boy playing with Stephen and Holden in Carmel Woods and at the pool. Words cannot express my deep sympathy for all of you.
October 29, 2012
We are heartbroken to hear of your loss. David had such a warm and beautiful smile. My son Vander played football with David and thought he was such a super guy. May God be with you and give you strength.
October 29, 2012
O for a day to walk again slow through a forest deep O for the time to talk again before I go to sleep O for the warmth of summer sun the chill of winters eve and O for the chance to sing my song once more before I go O for the scent of autumn air brisk clean and cold O for the chance to travel where the seas are blue and bold O for the prayer I never prayed O for the kiss I never kissed and O for the chance to sing my song once more while yet I missed cry of bird and wail of wind word unspoken sin un-sinned a night to dance a hill to climb the chance to sing while there is time O for the taste of meat and ale to linger on my tongue O for the sight of hill and dale and faces that are young O for the hand of one I love the time to bloom and grow and O for the chance to sing my song once more before I go.

May the peace of God be with all of you now and forever!

David God has said well done, my good and faithful servant.
October 29, 2012
Dear Katy, Hugh, and Family:
Our hearts are deeply saddened about this. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God surround you with his love, peace, and comfort during this time.
Much love to all of you.
October 29, 2012
Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.
October 29, 2012
To the Shannon Family -
I am so sorry that you have to experience this and pray that God will bring you comfort in the days to come.
October 29, 2012
To the Shannon Family,
From all of the good things people have to say about your son, I knw you will have many happy thoghts and memories to help you through this tuff time. May God bless you and strengthen you.
Elane Singletery
Bank of America
October 29, 2012
It is with such sadness that we say goodby to a wonderful young man. We will always remember our visits with the Shannon's at Litchfield Beach. The fellowship of sharing a meal and the adventures of the kids jet skiing and a little karoke too. Our prayers are sent to you and your family.
October 29, 2012
Prayers for the family of this tragic loss of a beloved child.
October 29, 2012
My daughter graduated with David and my son took several classes with him at MP. They have only great things to say about him, including that he was the nicest person you will ever know. I can't imagine your pain and sorrow and my heart aches for your loss. I pray that the Lord gives you and your family comfort and strengh during this trial. Be strong!
October 29, 2012
Our hearts break for this sweet family. Hugh, Katy and Shephen words cannot express our feelings at this time. Know that our prayers are with you and that we love you very much.
October 29, 2012
The Cummins family send our prayers to you and your family. David was such a wonderful young man that we enjoyed getting to know through basketball at St John's. May God comfort you during your time of great sorrow. We will have your in our hearts and prayers.
October 29, 2012
To The Shannon family,
Our thoughts are with you during this painful time. Words cannot express the loss of David. He brought so much into the lives of everyone he was around. David was inspiring to talk with, contagious to laugh with, and optimistic about everything. He will be greatly missed.
October 29, 2012
Hugh and Katie,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time. May God be with you and your family.

Sherry Dulin
October 29, 2012
In prayer for you all.
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