Mama June

LOS ANGELES – NOV 19: Mama June at the premieres Of “Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars” and “Ex-isle” at the Le Jardin on November 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA, kathclick/

Birth Name: June Edith Shannon

Place of Birth: Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 10, 1979

Ethnicity: English, one quarter Croatian, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish

June Edith “Mama June” Shannon is an American reality television personality. She has appeared on the shows Toddlers and Tiaras, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, and Mama June: From Not to Hot.

Mama June is the daughter of Sandra and Marvin Tilford Shannon. Her father was born in Boyle County, Kentucky. Her mother was born in Illinois. She has four children, including Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, herself a leading reality television fixture.

Mama June’s paternal grandfather was James Tilford Shannon (the son of William Thomas Shannon and Fannie Ann Brown). James born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, and had distant Colonial American roots in England and Ireland. William was born in Casey County, Kentucky. Fannie was born in Lincoln County.

Mama June’s paternal grandmother was Rhoda Smith (the daughter of Louis Smith and Elsie Aldridge). Rhoda was born in Gusten, Kentucky, to parents who were also born in the state.

Mama June’s maternal grandfather was James Edward Hundley (the son of John Edward Hundley and Lillian Cora Rainford). James was born in Wilmington, Illinois, to parents who were also born in the state. Lillian was the daughter of Robert Rainford, whose parents were English; and of Betsey Ann Franklin.

Mama June’s maternal grandmother was named Mary Kauzlaric (the daughter of Vincent Kauzlaric and Antonia). Mary was born in Illinois, to Croatian parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Mama June’s paternal grandfather, James Tilford Shannon –

Genealogy of Mama June’s paternal grandmother, Rhoda Smith –

Genealogy of Mama June’s maternal grandfather, James Edward Hundley –

Genealogy of Mama June’s maternal grandmother, Mary Kauzlaric –

Obituary of Mama June’s maternal grandmother, Mary (Kauzlaric) Hundley –

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