Friends remember Zarzour's co-owner Shannon Fuller for her honesty, openness, big heart

Staff file photo / Shannon Fuller poses at Zarzour's Cafe on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

An outpouring of affection for the memory of Shannon Fuller met the news of her death Monday night on Facebook.

Friends and family gushed about the honesty, openness, friendliness, humor and love for which she was known.

She was also fiercely proud of her role as co-owner of Zarzour's Cafe, a 104-year-old restaurant that has been in her husband Joe "Dixie" Fuller's family since 1918.

Shannon Fuller, 57, was diagnosed with cancer in December and died at 2:21 p.m. Monday, according to her husband. He took to Facebook on her page to post a message to friends and family.

"So I am posting on Shannon's page, and I will say what I think she would want you all to know that she loved life and everyone in hers," he said in the post.