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Shannon Maia Ross, 49, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 25, at her home in Manhattan. She was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 8, 1970, and her parents were Kaye Camille Byrd and Malcolm Ross Jr. She graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in Berlin, Maryland with the Class of 1988. She spent her early years near Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and later spent several years in Tyler Hill, PA. Shannon eventually settled in the Bronx and Manhattan, NY, where she married Lorenzo Britton on August 16, 2003. Shannon worked in the Heath Services industry for many years, enjoyed time with her family and friends, and was always happy while relaxing near the ocean. She is survived by her daughter, Sophia Kristin Ross-Britton; her husband, Lorenzo Britton; her mother, Kaye Camille Byrd; her stepfather, Lloyd Byrd; her stepmother, JoAnne Merritt; her brother, Mark Ross; her sister-in-law, Selena Malott; her stepbrother Jon Byrd; and her stepbrother Stephen Byrd. She is predeceased by her father Malcolm “Angus” Ross Jr. She has many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.