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Of Herndon, Virginia, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, Terrence "Flash" Sullivan. She is survived by her mother, Vicki Vinton Sullivan, her sister Casey (Shaun) McLellan, her nephew T.J. McLellan and a large, loving extended family.Shannon was truly one of God's special children, imparting joy to all who knew her with her beautiful smile and unyielding courage. She is no longer with us on earth but will continue on in the heavens as one of Our Lord's brightest stars.The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, Virginia and where funeral services will be held on Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions may be made to Paul VI High School. Please specify "OPTIONS PROGRAM' and mail to Paul VI High School, 10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22030, in loving memory of Shannon.

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Published in The Washington Post on Jul. 16, 2013.
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July 21, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of Shannon's passing. I will always love that sweet child I held while she napped. Prayers for you Vicki and Casey.
Pat Bunting
Pat Bunting
July 20, 2013
Vicki-Our sympathy to you and yours. As one in the awful fraternity to have lost a child, please feel free to call if you want to talk. I can't promise to help but at least I have walked a similar road. With love, Pam Bresnahan (AOII)
Pamela Bresnahan
July 19, 2013

Dear Vicki and Casey, I just read on facebook of Shannon's passing. I am so sorry. I only got to meet/see her one time and I do remember her charming personality and her smile. May God give you the comfort, peace and strength you need for each day. Blessings, Susan Miner Hume
July 19, 2013
Dear Vicki and Casey, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We never think our children will predecease us. My heart goes out to you with sympathy and prayer to help you through the rough days ahead. Roses, Donna Tullner.
Donna Tullner
July 18, 2013
Dear Vickie:
We were sadden to hear about Shannon's passing. I still have memories of Flash carrying her on his shoulders up and down the pipestem. I remember that adorable smile of hers too. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.

Praying for peace and comfort for your family during this very sad time.

Cheri and Ron (Cooke)
July 18, 2013
Vicki, Casey , and family . Our deepest condolences from my family to yours. The loss of a daughter, a sister is so immense. Just know that Terry was there to greet her, and welcome her into heaven. Love always Lopez family
Veronica Lopez
July 18, 2013
We have so many wonderful memories of Shannon. Our hearts are broken at losing her so young. Our prayers and love to Vicki and Casey.
Mary Jane Gutkowski
July 18, 2013
Vicki, So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sharon Morgan Topper (AOPI)
July 18, 2013
Vicki and Casey, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Children are the light of our lives and I know that Shannon held a special place in your hearts and minds. I hope that your fond memories will carry you both through these difficult days. Sending warm hugs and kisses, Ruth (Casner) Novak
July 18, 2013
Vicki and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathy Chincheck Wimbish
July 16, 2013
We were shocked and saddened to learn of Shannon's passing. She was a vibrant,cheerfull,and kind soul that was an inspiration to us all. We can smile knowing she has been reunited with her wonderful Dad. Terry can once again enjoy baseball with his biggest fan, now together as shining stars.
The Schumakers
Wayne, Marlene, Skip, and Hayley
July 16, 2013
We can't even begin to imagine your pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending lots of love too!
Sus'n and Andy Bice
July 16, 2013
Mrs. Sullivan and Casey,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I am praying for comfort and healing for you both.

Love always,
Gabby Byrne
July 16, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of the joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived
keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sofi Kent
July 16, 2013
Life is so very fragile, I did not know Shannon, but to lose a child at any age is devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
God gained another angel on July 12
Katie Roem
July 16, 2013
KC and Vicki,
Please know our hearts are broken with your's. We are praying for you. We will always remember your support after Jane's death.

With Deep Sorrow, Mary and Jean Combemale
Mary & Jean Combemale
July 16, 2013
I only knew Shannon for a short period of time, but she was always so happy and full of life every time I saw her. I'm going to miss seeing her smiling face when I visit. Sending love and prayers to all the family and friends during this difficult time.
Jen Gourley
July 16, 2013
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord hold you close to His tender Fatherly heart,and may He comfort you as only He can. Love and Hugs,
Germaine and Lawrence Sylvain
July 16, 2013
Shannon always has a special place in my heart.Vickie and family you are in my thoughts. Sincerely Pam Dove
July 16, 2013
You all remain in my heart and prayers. May God fill your hearts with peace and hope.
Anne Henry-Gross
July 16, 2013
Nikki Lopez
July 16, 2013
Just look up at the sky, and Shannon's the brightest star you will see.
Kendra Vinton
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