On April 18, 2008, IRENE ABRAMS SHANNON (nee Barber); beloved mother of James, Randy, Sheila, Ernest and Ronald; also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation with the family at JOSEPH L. RUSS FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 2222-26 W. North Avenue, on Friday from 6 to 7:30 P.M. Private Interment at King Memorial Park on Saturday. A memorial service will be held at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Mrs. Shannon may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Maryland Chapter, 1850 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093 and Season's Hospice, 7008 Security Blvd,. Suite 300, Baltimore MD 21244.