Shannon Lamont Carter (Shay), 50, of Chandler, AZ took the step from this mortal existence and moved on to the next walk of his journey with Our Father in Heaven.
Shannon narrowly missed being a Christmas baby as he was born on December 26, 1970, to Myles Bernard Carter Sr. and Wanda Denise McCoy in St. Louis Missouri. He is the oldest of his brothers and sisters – Alisha Carter (sister), Semenya Carter (sister), Nick Charles Carter (brother), Myles Bernard Carter Jr. (brother), William Isaac McCoy (brother), Aaron Jamel McCoy (brother).
Shannon took Ella-Marie to be his bride in 2021 after years of dating and engagement. Shannon also accepted the baptismal covenant and was baptized a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Shannon looked forward to obtaining the priesthood and later being sealed in the Gilbert Temple in 2022.
Shannon touched many people during his life. His spark for originality along with fervent motivation helped him excel in any project he set his mind to. He had a genuine love for music, poems, photography, and filmmaking. He enjoyed being a father to his three children & three bonus children after marriage to Ella-Marie. He looked forward to seeing his two grandchildren, and he would often talk about love for all his children.
Shannon is a kind, caring, passionate man who leaves behind a legacy for those who love him. He knows life is eternal and he will be waiting to greet us.