“I highly recommend this funeral home and crematorium; when I had to make and pay for my brother’s arrangements across state lines, Evelyn Montonya, in particular, demonstrated both compassion and professionalism and made a very sad and difficult situation much easier. Many thanks.”
Shannon was born to Larry and Vanda Mikles on February 27, 1969. After graduating from Lakeview Centennial High School in 1989, Shannon started her life of service. Shannon’s journey brought her to serve under multiple missions around the world. Her passion for missions drove her until her liver disease would not allow her to continue. There was no one more dedicated than Shannon in her belief in what God called her to serve.
In 2007, Shannon was diagnosis with NASH (Non-Alcoholic Cirrhosis of the Liver). Her journey with liver disease was a long and hard-fought battle. Shannon was a true warrior, including fighting and overcoming Cancer. In 2012 she began her battle with active end stage liver disease along with several other health obstacles. In June of 2018 Shannon received a blessing from God in the form of a liver transplant. This gift allowed her to continue her calling through mentoring, volunteer work and discipleship. After years of setbacks and obstacles, Shannon made the courageous decision that she was ready to rest. Shannon spent her final days being well cared for and loved at Faith Presbyterian Hospice Center surrounded by family and close friends when she crossed over to be with God. We find peace knowing that she is dancing and singing, in her whole and healthy body, in heaven.
Shannon was known for her servant’s heart. She gave herself freely and loved to help those in need. She will be dearly missed by all those whose lives she touched.
Shannon is preceded in death by her Father, Larry Mikles,; Grandparents: JC and Donia Shortnacy; Joe Bill Mikles; Anna Moyer; Uncle Gene Shortnacy; Jim Crawley; Cousins Jerry and Jonathan Shortnacy.
Shannon is survived by her Mother, Vanda Mikles of Rowlett, TX; Brother, Lance Mikles of Rowlett, TX; Step Sisters: Dana Salsman (Marty) of Josephine, TX, Daniel Driggs (Tony) of Josephine, TX; Grandmother: Terry Mikles of Sapulpa, OK and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at New Hope Christian Church, 1100 W Brown Street in Wylie.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be given on Shannon’s behalf to one of the many charities for which she dedicated her life: Garland Dream Center, Youth With A Mission (YWAM), S.O.U.L. Church Open Air Ministry Outreach.
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