Funeral planned for third prison employee killed in Elizabeth City

Wendy Shannon's funeral is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at Elizabeth City State University

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WVEC) -- A funeral has been scheduled for the 3rd employee killed during the Pasquotank Correctional Institute attempted prison break.

Wendy Shannon, 49, will be laid to rest on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the ECSU Fine Arts Complex at 2 p.m.

A viewing and visitation will take place on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in Elizabeth City.

Wendy began her Department of Public Safety career at Pasquotank in October of 2013 as a correctional officer.

She died on October 30 from injuries she suffered after four men attempted to escape from the Correctional Institute on October 12. She was one of four employees killed.

Geoffrey Howe passed away on Thursday from his injuries.

READ MORE: 4th employee dies from Pasquotank attempted prison break

The four inmates, Wisezah Buckman, Seth Frazier, Mikel Brady, and Jonathan Monk were indicted on Monday. They face charges including first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and burning a public building.

The District Attorney said he will seek a third indictment for first degree murder when a grand jury meets on December 4.

READ MORE: Grand jury indicts inmates charged in prison workers' murders

"We're pulling very strongly for the recovery of Mr. Howe. We certainly don't want to end up having to do a fourth indictment. We hope that Mr. Howe makes it," District Attorney Andrew Womble said.

To see Wendy Shannon's full obituary, click HERE.

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