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Grace United Methodist Church
Monday May 17th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Tuesday May 18th, 2021

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Melrose Cemetery
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Shannon Sutherland

Shannon Malone Sutherland, 59, resident of 917 South Main St. went to be with his Lord Saturday May 15, 2021 after passing at his home.

Born in Abbeville, SC April 13, 1962 he was a son of Rachael Manley Blackburn and William (Bill) C. Blackburn. Shannon was known to his family and friends as Hook, Uncle Hook and Papa Hook. He participated in a lot of ministries and was the founder of Son Shine Ministries and Love in a Lope. He conducted Bible Studies at Grace UMC on Wednesdays and also had a monthly bible study at the home of David Smith. Shannon was the owner and operator of his own business Quality Painting and Cleaning. He enjoyed his work and was very meticulous in it. He was also full of humor and could make you laugh on one of your worse days. He shared a very special bond with his brothers the late Scott “Red Dog” and Steve Sutherland.

Survivors include: his parents Rachael Manley Blackburn and Bill Blackburn of Abbeville, SC; two daughters Shana Hall (Bobby) of Abbeville, SC and Sydney Harrington (Stephen) of Greenwood, SC; a brother Steve Sutherland (Jenny) of Abbeville, SC; Special Companion Shelley Ruff; four grandchildren Evan and Maisie Sellars and Oliver and Magnolia Harrington; a special friend and mother of his children Jane Erwin; a number of special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by infant son William Jessie and a brother Scott Sutherland.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday May 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM in Grace United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jason Wilson and Darrin Hook officiating. The burial will follow in Melrose Cemetery.

The family is at the home of his parents Mr. & Mrs. Bill Blackburn, 1001 N. Main St. Abbeville, SC 29620.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Grace United Methodist Church.

Memorials in memory of Shannon may be made to Grace UMC, 145 Grace Drive Abbeville, SC 29620.

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I had not seen Shannon in 45 years but in recent years, I came across several people that knew him well. They updated me on his life and one of those friends, just last night, told me of his recent passing. This friend told me of Shannon's labor for the Lord in recent years and how well he finished his race. What a testimony! I can only pray that the remaining years of my own life be spent that way and that others might say this about me one day when my race is over. My prayers for the family and friends who will continue without him.

Todd Nethery Oct 29 2021 3:16 PM

Our thoughts and prayers to Shannon's family and friends. So sorry for your loss. Barbara & Ed Sharp, Abbeville SC

Barbara Sharp May 24 2021 10:46 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shannon Sutherland

Barbara & Edward Sharp May 24 2021 10:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shannon Sutherland

FRANCES COWART May 19 2021 12:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shannon Sutherland

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A candle was lit in memory of Shannon Sutherland

Ron & Lynn Hilley May 18 2021 8:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shannon Sutherland

Buddy Harris ( stick man ) May 18 2021 5:39 AM

In remembrance of shannon

The Hill-Marshall Family May 17 2021 11:49 PM

I did not know Shannn nor the family. His mom was one of my best friends in high school and she couldn't deny this was her son from the picture. Rachel I can't imagine your heartache after loosing 2 sons in such a short period. My heart and prayers go out to u and the family.

Jenelle Boozer williams May 17 2021 6:52 PM

Johnny and I would like you to know that all of you at in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for our precious LORD to hold all of you in the palm of HIS hand and give you strength, comfort and peace to get through this sad time. Much love...
Johnny and Laurie Morris❤️🙏

Laurie Morris May 17 2021 6:31 PM

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