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Manuela Miller Shannon

September 7, 1946 - July 23, 2022

Burial Date July 28, 2022

Funeral Home Thomas Poteet & Sons Funeral Home

Cemetery Hillcrest Memorial Park

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Manuela Shannon was born in Munich, Germany on September 7, 1946. She was preceded in death by her loving mother Ilse Kritzenthaler. Manuela is survived by her second husband, Colonel Sam Shannon, Jr.; her children, Anthony Miller (Deanna) and Deborah Miller Pennington (Brian); grandson, Noah Miller; and niece, Mikaela Wright. [First husband Charles Miller passed away in 2004.] Manuela, the eldest of three siblings, is survived by her brother Chester Washington (Sharon-deceased) and sister Diana Wright (Lybrant). In addition, she is survived by Sam’s children, Reggie, Michael, and Eric Shannon; grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends. Manuela’s early childhood was spent in the picturesque Bavarian alps (Germany) during the occupation years after World War II. Her young life included a mixture of fond, pleasant memories and difficult experiences during that tumultuous time. When she was a young teen, she moved with her family to the United States. She lived with her mom, siblings, and adoptive military father Charles Washington in Burlington, New Jersey, until she married Army soldier Charles Miller in 1965. Bunchy was a woman of immense faith and promoted her faith not only in words but in her daily actions and treatment of others. On July 23, 2022, Manuela “Bunchy” Shannon died of natural causes at her home in Augusta, Georgia. It is with both joy and sorrow that we celebrate Manuela’s Homegoing. She will be immensely missed by all who knew and loved her. The funeral service will be Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors with Chaplain Jim Truitt officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Manuela to her favorite charities and Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at