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Shannon Michelle Criner

Smith Mt. Lake, Virginia


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Oakey’s Vinton Chapel Obituary


Shannon Michelle Criner, 30, of Smith Mountain Lake; beloved daughter of Marlin and Teresa Criner, passed away unexpectedly, from what was believed by emergency room physicians, to be a pulmonary embolism or heart attack on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

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No words can be written or said to express our sadness or to try to comfort you in your loss. Please know that all our thoughts and prayers are with you as you try to cope with losing your Shannon too early. The whole community is here to support you anyway you need.

Teresa and Marlin, We are shocked and saddened to hear of Shannons passing. I wish we would have met her. Please know we are thinking of you and offer our sincerest condolences for your loss. No parent should have to experience the loss of a child. Jim and Lynn Carter

We loved our wonderful daughter Shannon, so very much. She was the most important person in our lives & our lives will never be truly happy without her. We were blessed to have her in our lives for 30 years, 54 days, 8 hours & 39 minutes. We were such a close family who spent so many special times together making precious memories & for that we are so thankful. My advice to all my friends & family who read this, is to take more photos with your loved ones & every chance...

SHANNON was and will always be the LOVE and the LIGHT
the SUN in the daytime
the RAINBOW after the rain
the STARS at night
and the TEARS that come from our hearts as they fall
gently on our cheeks...
as we think of our LOVE for her and how much...
we will always miss...

Teresa and family,
We were so saddened to hear of your loss. We hope that your grief is made more bearable by loving memories of your beautiful, sweet daughter in the days ahead. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Teresa and Marlin, we are so sorry to hear of your daughter's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your faith in God and His love help you through the coming days.

Mary Ann and Bill Morando

Teresa, Bo and I were so incredibly sorry to hear about Shannon. You talked about her all the time when we 3 were together. We can't imagine your loss. Please accept our very sincere condolences.


We were so sorry to hear about Shannon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.