Shawn Charles LaMont (41), Jody Rae LaMont (42), Jace Pruitt LaMont (6), and Alice Lee LaMont (4) of Gainesville, FL passed away on June 5, 2020 in Eatonton, Georgia.
Shawn originally from San Diego, California and Jody originally from New Castle, Indiana were married on September 9, 2012 in San Diego. They relocated to Florida in 2012 where Shawn worked at Shadow Trailer, Inc and Jody worked as a clinical supervisor at Metamorphosis program in Alachua County. Together they started J&S Trailer Service in Williston, Florida. In 2014 Shawn and Jody welcomed their first child, Jace. Jace was a recent Kindergarten graduate of Wiles Elementary. He loved BMX, trains, and telling jokes. Jace became a big brother in 2016 when the LaMonts welcomed Alice. Alice attended Abacus Learning Center. She loved Disney princesses, dresses that twirled, and gymnastics. The LaMont Family enjoyed going places together. They loved the beach, camping, Disney, monster truck rallies, baseball games, and being with family and friends. They helped others, brought joy to many, and lived life well.
~The family asks for those who wish to wear bright colors and or disney t-shirts in honor of the joy the family brought to us~
Life Well Lived
A life well lived is a precious gift,
Of hope and strength and grace,
From someone who has made our world
A brighter, better place.
It's filled with moments, sweet and sad
With smiles and sometimes tears,
With friendships formed and good times shared,
And laughter through the years.
A life well lived is a legacy,
Of joy and pride and pleasure,
A living, lasting memory
Our grateful heart's will treasure.
"There are no words to adequately convey the tragedy of this loss. Shawn was a most caring, kind and giving man and devoted to his family. There was never a meeting with Shawn that he was not smiling, upbeat and willing to help. I simply cannot imagine the pain that this tragedy has brought upon the families. Hopefully, the memories of the good times and the smiles of this loving family can overpower the grief and the loss. "
"We know your services are done.You are never forgotten. You are all in our Daily thoughts and Prayers, Love you"
"I went to meta from 2014 to 2016, all of which Jody was my counselor. I was a very broken down person at that time to say the least, and I am happy to say that I\'m happy today. I owe that to the work and time I had with meta and Jody. She truly cared about her work and her work saved a lot of lives. The world needs more people like the Lamont\'s.
"Our worlds were far apart. My Sister Doris and children were not very well known by my family, as my wife, June and I were in the Ministry and had little time or finances for travel. The last several years prior to my sister\'s death, I was in contact with Judy, exchanging bible study and learned her depth of salvation through Christ on the internet. Splashes of excellence I begin to see in her daughters and was very inspired by their relationship to our Lord and Savior. The daughter\'s of Judy made excellent choices in husbands, thus building great families. I can not fix the loss of Jody\'s family in my mind, but we have a God who does all things for our good. One day we will understand the processes taken in these circumstances mankind experiences. God is not aloof, but directly orchestrating our world and our lives. We put our complete confidence and faith in what ever falls out to us. I lost my 29 year old daughter in a house trailer fire-heard the news of it on 11:00 P. M. news. By the time I got to the house trailer, the fireman were bringing her out of the burnt trailer door in a black bag. When I hear of these sudden tragedies I find myself at that trailer door again. But when it is family the hurt is much deeper. I pray for our families strength and comfort in this hour. Love you all, Uncle Ben. "
"Jeff and I have worked all over the country with Shawn. Not one evening would pass that Shawn didn\'t call Jace and Alice before they went to bed. He told them how proud he was and how much he loved them. That\'s a testament to the quality of person he was and what a wonderful father and husband to Jodi. They were a family that was blessed with love. Together they loved and together they will be forever in heaven ?.
Kathy and Jeff Gassen "
"Shawn your determination huge goals and love for your family was an inspiration to me - you achieved so many successes and accomplishments- but always had time for your family and friends! We will miss your laughter and guidance - you will always be in our hearts! "
" I am so sorry and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of these lovely people. Please know the entire family remains in my thoughts and prayers for strength, resilience, comfort, and peace through this extraordinarily challenging time. Sending my heartfelt condolences and many hugs for all. ????"
"Jody was my best friend our last two years of high school. I can still hear her contagious laugh. We may have grown apart a bit in our college years, but I always enjoyed following her posts about her beautiful little family. You will all be missed dearly. "
"I was at Meta off and on from 2013-2016. During my first time there, Jody wasnt my counselor and we had a great joking friendship. She was always joking with me and that definitely helped me get through my first time there. The second time there was when I chose to put myself there and Jody was my counselor. She was able to pull everything out of me, I got a lot of work done with her, work that definitely saved my life. Without her, I dont know that I would have the beautiful life I have today. She truly cared for me, I could see in the disappointment written all over her face when I walked away. And the relief when I came to tell her I was doing okay. I will forever be grateful for her and her family.
Jody, thank you for everything and you will be forever missed. "
"Hello I\'m Kathy, I worked with Jody until September of 2016. I was shocked and feel so sad at the loss of Jody, Shawn, her two children and father. I can\'t begin to imagine the grief you must be experiencing. Jody was such a vivacious and can run young woman life will not be the sa.e without her. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. "
"So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort at this difficult time"
"My name is Jana and I live in San Diego and worked with Jody at Polinsky Children\'s Center. Jody will always hold a place in my heart as well as her family. I visited her in Florida and she made a point to see me when she came to San Diego. Praying for the families."
"I may not know u but i saw this on here when searching at the obits which i do daily. I am so sorry to hear about all 4 of the lamonts losses. Not sure what happened but my heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of the lamonts.
God bless. Im joshua junior of Gainesville florida. Joshjr4089@gmail.com"
"I\'ve know Shawn for over 25 years we were kids. He was my best friend, a man of Honor. I met Jody when they first started dating instantly love her and knew they where met for each other. Until we can sing karaoke again my friend. I will miss you everyday."
" I really do not have the words to express how i feel about Jody and Shawn and their beautiful children. Jody had a big heart. Jody always greeted me with a big hug and a beautiful smile. My heart goes out to Judy, Niki and Tye. I love you all ."
"Our deepest and heartfelt condolences for your family as you experience such a difficult and tragic loss. Know that you are being held up in prayer. "
"Dear Judy, Niki and Tye, and families! My heart breaks for you guys and my prayers and thoughts come your way for any kind of comfort. May our Good Lord shine his face upon you during this difficult time!
Jean Snedigar Deiss, Rich Deiss and Larry Ruffner."
"So sorry for the loss of this beautiful family. The world is a much dimmer and sadder place for sure without this sweet family, but heaven has just become brighter and our future home that much more to look forward to. We will see them again and will know them. 1 Corinthians 13:12"
"Hello, i met Shawn at a networking event and could tell right off he was a very honest and trustworthy person. We took our trailer to his very successful repair business. I will miss his friendly disposition. I send heartfelt prayer and scripture Job 14:14-15 "
"Jody, you provided me with great psychological advise during my time in Metamorphosis. I always appreciated our conversations. You will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathy to your family."
"Jody has been in my life since 2015 when I went to Metamorphosis for treatment. I started working with her for individual treatment in 2016 and developed an incredible friendship along the way. She sincerely cared about me and wanted me to be successful. We were able to get to a place therapeutically that is extremely rewarding and provided a keystone of support that has kept me making healthy decisions. She was a person that was always present when she was with you, and her love was given to all those around her. Having met Jace and Alice has well I also got glimpses of what an incredible mother she was as well. I will miss her so much. I love you Jody."
"Hi, I?m DiAnne, I knew Jody from Metamorphasis. We met in 2014, Jody helped me find out who I really was , help me see I am worthy, I?m allowed to be happy. She was Gods gift to me. We became friends. After I graduated in 2016 I moved and would come by and just check in weekly with her. As busy as she was she always made time for me. When I moved back home to be a caregivers for my father I couldn?t come to see her as much, but she made sure to answer my phone calls weekly for chats. She was an amazing , kind , caring woman and she helped me save my own life. I miss her everyday. Gods got my an angel up there in Jody. "
"I was the nanny for Jace and Alice and these kids will forever hold a special place in my heart. I will forever treasure the memories of us painting, learning about the human body, listening to music, watching Disney movies, playing the guitar, and doing science experiments together. Jody and Shawn were so welcoming and always made me feel so comfortable, appreciated, and loved. RIP to this beautiful family. They will be forever missed and I am praying for their family and friends as they work through this hard time. "
"The LaMont family is just pure kindness, beauty and filled with love! They just embrace you and accept you in their home and they always make you feel good when you are around them. They were genuinely good people. I cannot express in words how we will miss their smiling faces. "
"We have these Families in our Hearts Forever.
Live your life like this happy, giving Family did. Be part of what they did each day. What Loving words in this Memorial, Obituary I cried trying to read it We Love, and Pray for all of You. We plan on visiting Eatonton, GA. What a thoughtful community, helping people through this. Thank you for your kindness. We should all live in towns like this. We?re a retired Navy family with San Diego connections and we have Friends in New Castle, IN. The Pippenger family of Cohasset, MN
"Shawn was a great guy. So sad to hear this."
"I only met Jace and Alice briefly, both beautiful children, but I\'m thankful I was able to meet Jody and Shawn. True love between sisters is allowing your sister to get engaged after your wedding! I\'m blessed to know this family and pray we may all try to live and love as well as the Lamont\'s!"
"Thinking of the family in this sorrow times. Many prayers are sent your way.
Sophie & Linda "
"Our deepest sympathies to the Lamont family. "
"This was such a beautiful family inside and out. They will be missed . Heartbreakenly so. "
"Prayers for this precious family."
"Jody was such a kind person, and I enjoyed being in the Wiles Elementary PTA with her. Jace was in Kindergarten, so she was one of the PTA parents that were just getting started with Elementary school, similar to me. She and Shawn were incredibly generous, sponsoring the Fun Run at Wiles monetarily, in addition to Jody spending her time volunteering with us. The LaMont family will be so missed, and I pray for their family and friends as they cope with this devastating loss. "
"Shawn was in the BNI Profit Makers chapter when I joined. He was well-respected, liked and trusted. His loss and that of his whole family is devastating. Prayers go out to the family for their unspeakable loss."