Hearts Love 30

Shannon Denise (Smith) Courson

June 9, 1975 ~ December 30, 2023 (age 48) 48 Years Old

Shannon Courson Obituary

Shannon Denise Courson, 48, of Bentonville, Arkansas, formerly of Warren, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023. She was born on June 9, 1975, in Warren, Arkansas and was a 1993 graduate of Warren High School.

In 2004, she graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems.  For 15 years, Shannon dedicated her professional life to Murphy Oil, where she worked in human resources. Her contributions left a lasting impact on her colleagues, and her work ethic was an inspiration to many.

While her career was an important aspect of her life, Shannon's entire world revolved around her daughters, for whom she was a devoted and loving mother. She prioritized their school events, ensuring she was present for every milestone all while actively participated in church bible studies and other activities, embodying her deep-rooted faith.

Shannon found joy in the simple pleasures of life. Her love for travel, especially family beach trips created lasting memories her family will forever cherish. 

Shannon was known for her calm demeanor, sweet nature, and a smile that could light up the room.  She was a person who radiated positivity with her caring and selfless attitude which endeared her to everyone she encountered, leaving a legacy of kindness and compassion.

She is preceded in death by her father, Tommy Ray Forrest; her mother, Donna McIntyre Mayer; and one sister, Melissa Renee Boykin.

She leaves behind her husband of nineteen years, Charles “Rusty” Courson; and two daughters, Hannah Claire and Courtney Skye Courson all of Bentonville, AR; along with her grandmother Nancy Sewell of Flemming Island, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2024, at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, in Crossett with Rev. Ricky Tyler, officiating, followed by interment at Crossroads Cemetery.  Pallbearers are Murray Williams, Rob Moffatt, Drew Courson, Joe King, Will Brown, and Todd Saunders.  Honorary pallbearers are Mickey Courson, Bruce Brown, Brian Farmer, and Justin Chumley.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2024, at Medders Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, or the MD Anderson Cancer Center in her honor.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shannon Denise (Smith) Courson, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Shannon Denise (Smith) Courson?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Shannon's memory.


January 4, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Medders Funeral Home
1564 Hwy 52 W
Crossett, AR 71635

Celebration of Life
January 5, 2024

1:00 PM
Medders Funeral Home
1564 Hwy 52 W
Crossett, AR 71635


The American Cancer Society
901 N. University, Little Rock AR 72207
Tel: 1-501-664-3480
Web: http://www.cancer.org

MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston TX 77030
Tel: 1-855-425-0090
Web: https://gifts.mdanderson.org/Default.aspx?tsid=26369&intcmpid=mdaccorg_donate


© 2024 Medders Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility