A Mural For Shannon At Zarzour’s Cafe In Chattanooga
In Southside Chattanooga, there’s now a mural on the southern wall of Zarzour’s Cafe on Rossville Avenue.
It honors the memory of Shannon Fuller, who died in February months after she was diagnosed with cancer.
Shannon moved to Chattanooga after she married Joe “Dixie” Fuller in 1993 - and at that time, the Southside was known as a rough part of this city.
A few years later, she started working at the Cafe - and in 2015, she took over day-to-day operations from her mother-in-law, Shirley.
The mural - 11 feet by 17 feet, designed by April Cox here at UTC - depicts Shannon holding a multicolored pair of angel wings, as she did at a birthday party and fundraiser in January.
Last week, as the mural was about to be installed, I spoke with Dixie Fuller - and Jennifer Crutchfield, a longtime friend of the Fullers.
We started by talking about the cafe - around for more than a century.