Shannon Whitehead Beckerich

Published 9:29 am Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Shannon passed peacefully on Sunday morning, August 28.

She was born on March 4, 1970, in Franklin, Va., and was a graduate of Franklin High School and University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Cherishing memories are her husband George W. Beckerich III, her best friend and devoted caregiver; her father Randy and wife Loretta of Roanoke, Va.; her mother Darlene Dampier Pope and husband John of Courtland, Va.; her brother Neal, wife Tracie; and nieces Cayden and Ava and nephew Liam of Virginia Beach, Va.

A remembrance of her life will be celebrated on Saturday, September 3, at 2 p.m. at College Acres Baptist Church, 702 Eastwood Road in Wilmington. She will be honored by Pastors Don Brown and Andy Ickes.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in her memory be made to the Uterine Cancer Research Program at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, online at or by calling 1-800-525-5841.