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Eddie Lee Shannon Sr.

Eddie Lee Shannon Sr., 92, of New Orleans, La., passed away May 8, 2020, at Touro Infirmary as a result of a heart attack. A private service was held May 16 at Second Baptist Church, New Orleans, with Rev. Dr. Samuel Gibbs Jr. officiating. A second graveside service and internment was May 17 at Greater New Zion M.B. Church, Hazlehurst, with Rev. Willie Jones officiating. Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary, Inc. and Hazlehurst Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Shannon was born in Hazlehurst and lived in New Orleans for the past 69 years. He was a retired longshoreman and a member of Local 3000.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Mattie; three sons, Randolph, Eddie III. and Billy Wayne, all of New Orleans; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Velma Johnson, of Denver, Co.; Hazel Beachem, of Sacramento, Calif.; Darlene Lynch and Alma Brady, of Port Gibson; four brothers, George and Willie Lynch, of Hazlehurst; Wendel Lynch, of Vicksburg; and Samuel Lynch, of Port Gibson; and one special daughter, Debbie Ware.