January 30, 1970 – July 10, 2022
Shannon Lee Cox Lackey, 52, of Dinwiddie, VA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 10, 2022. Born and raised in the tri-cities of Virginia, she was a loving daughter, wife, mother and MiMi. After a very dedicated 15 year career at Food Lion where she excelled at display and design, she then launched her career and life’s dedication to serving individuals with disabilities and special needs. She partnered with her sons in opening and operating residential group homes in Chesterfield, VA. This was not just a career path but a passion for her. She dearly loved each of her individuals and they dearly loved her. They acknowledged her as their Momma and Mimi.
Each of Shannon’s career choices mirrored her passions and interests. She loved to decorate cakes and create comforting home cooked meals (She wanted to open and operate her own catering business for many years). She loved decorating inside and outside. She loved her flowers and plants (also inside and outside). She was very creative at floral arrangements and centerpieces. She found incredible joy and life in serving and celebrating with her residents in both homes she operated. But most importantly to her was her family and the time she spent with them.
Shannon was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, James and Audrey Cox; her maternal grandparents, Fritz and Florence Johnson; and her maternal aunts, Brenda Johnson Atkins and Aunt BB. She is survived by her parents, Larry Lee and Linda Johnson Cox, of Henrico, NC; and her loving husband of 22 years, John C. Lackey, Jr., of Dinwiddie, VA. She also left behind her devoted son and family, Dustin Lee Cox Wade (Joseph), of Chesterfield, VA; and precious daughter and family, Amber Nicole Fisher, of Chesterfield, VA. She was Mimi to her precious grandchildren, Jayden Edward Rhodes, Jeremiah Brooks, Jasiah Lee Brooks, and Breiyanah Ranae Sky Brooks, all of Chesterfield, VA. Also left to cherish her memory is her sister, Constance Wilcoxson (Curtis), of Prince George, VA; and brother, Larry Allen Cox (Jeri), of Carson, VA.
The family will receive family and friends at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. Services will begin at the chapel at 1:00pm with Pastor Rodney Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow at Bermuda Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Autism Speaks. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.