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ANGELS AND SHANNON-Shannon Lee McBride had a very interesting relationship to the angels. She was born on the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel and grew up in a family who believed in God's messengers.  She knew that sometimes anyone of us might be called upon to act as an angel here on earth.  With that in mind, her friends knew her as a person willing to share herself with others and to help them face their troublesome life challenges. For her age, she was a very wise person.  We miss her every day even after all of these years but we believe that while's she's not an angel herself she's most likely eagerly doing God's work in heaven.   

BRUSH HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER!  Shannon graduated from Brush High School.  The EMcT Volleyball Scholarship at Brush High School, was created by the surviving family members of three deceased Class of 98 classmates, Accoria Elie, Shannon Lee McBride, and Rayna Taylor.  The winners of the EMCT scholarship are: Miranda Lange 2005; Jen Mitchell 2006; Hallie E. Gromek 2007; Chelsea Mack 2008; Amanda Saxe 2009; Kristi L. Buchanon 2010; Natasha Shorts 2011; Kimberly Zemel 2012; Layla Johnston 2013; Natasha Zeigler 2014; and Alexis Little (2018). Congratulations to all of these wonderful young athletes. IMG953505.jpg

WHO WAS SHANNON?  Shannon was a vibrant young lady why loved life and her family and her Irish heritage. Besides being a notable athlete, she took step-dancing lessons and was a charter member of the Greater Cleveland Police Emerald Society and the Greater Cleveland Police Memorial Society.  She had been a member and a drummer with the Greater Cleveland Peace Officer Memorial Society pipe band, and had marched in many funerals, parades, and memorials including the 1st and second National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Socieities Memorial March and Services in Washington, D.C., co-founded by her father James with Michael Mitchell and Patrick O'Brien in 1995. In the GCPES. Shannon, met a local but nationally acclaimed author named Les Roberts who became a close family friend.  Just prior to her death Shannon began reading Les's novel "The Irish Sports Pages", and she loved it.  She was also training to run in a muscular distrophy marathon.  Shannon was a star softball player (Lefty) with Scalpers and earned a reputation for giving and helping others.  She had many, many friends all of whom loved her warm personality and her wonderful smile.  She is carried on the roster of the National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies ( and the Greater Cleveland Police Emerald Society ( as a Fallen One and is featured in the Lakeland Community College Athletic Hall of Fame.