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Shannon Lamont Carter December 26, 1970 - July 11, 2021

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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.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 10 S. Twelve Oaks Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226. A Visitation for friends and family will be held in the Relief Society room starting at 10:15 AM. The Funeral Service will start at 11:00 AM. Graveside Service's to follow at City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N. Center St. Mesa, AZ 85201.


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    Frankie Allen says

    So sorry for your loss praying for all.

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    Leslie Vennard says

    My condolences to the Family of my dear friend. I’ll miss you very much. All of our deep conversations, from one of the most intelligent and intellectual people I have ever been blessed to know. And work with on music for decades. You were one of the best MC’s to ever get on a microphone. You were a very articulate wordsmith to the likes of very few great MC’s could even come close to your skills. I was blessed to be a part of your growth through the years of music. You opened my eyes and mind to many things in life I might have overlooked and not noticed. So for that my friend I am very thankful. And I’ll miss being asked Hip Hop History/knowledge Questions from you, someone I looked at, and I thought knew everything that there was to know about Hip Hop. Say hi to all the great ones that have passed before you. You will forever be in my heart. I’ll see you later, your brother and D.J. for eternity ~Def Master Les ~

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