Shanell Helen Pulliam was born January 25th, 1971 in Kanab Utah to Richard Gene Pulliam and Nedra Pauline Burchinal of Fredonia Arizona. She passed on May 16, 2023. She lived 52 years but never looked a day over 30. Shanell was the youngest of 6 children. She attended Fredonia High School, where she was a cheerleader and an excellent softball player. The people who knew her and knew who she was, knew that being in her presence was nothing short of a good time. Making people laugh was her specialty. Shanell was always a shining star among the people she was around and had an amazing, contagious laugh. She worked at Nedra’s Cafe for many years, serving up smiles and food with her sarcastic wit. She enjoyed the small-town life in Fredonia, listening to her favorite music, studying Indian artifacts, arrowhead hunting and going four wheeling. She always knew to be true to the people around her. Shanell’s spirit always had wings and racing stripes. She loved deeply with all her heart and couldn’t hold still for 5 minutes. Shanell could sing beautifully and out dance anyone. Her greatest gift was her sense of humor. She could make anyone laugh out loud. You never knew what to expect with Shanell, but it was always fun and always worth whatever shenanigans she was ready for.
Shanell is preceded in death by her son Tyson Clayton Church, Father Richard Gene Pulliam, sister Michelle Shumway, sister Lisa June Marsh and stepfather Terry Burchinal. Shanell is survived by her son Whitney Christian Church, granddaughter Kennedy June Church, her mother Nedra Pauline Burchinal, siblings Sheila Stone, Sherri Maynard, Richard Scott Pulliam and Nedra Renae “Sissy” Pulliam, countless cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as many, many friends
In celebration of her life, family and friends are invited to attend a casual service being held on Saturday May 27, 2023 at 1:00 PM Utah time at the Mosdell mortuary in Kanab, Utah.
You are invited to watch the services online through the Zoom link below.
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