In Loving Memory

Shawn Wright

December 20, 1991 - January 7, 2019


Daphne, AL

Shawn Kelly Wright, 27, a native of St. Petersburg, FL and a resident of Daphne, AL, passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019.

Shawn graduated from Daphne High School where he was a member of the first International Baccalaureate class. He was active in Boy Scouts and achieved the highest rank in Scouting, the Eagle Scout.  He attended the University of South Alabama and was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity.  He served as organist at St. Catherine Siena Catholic Church in Mobile.  Shawn was a very accomplished musician and was involved in many musical organizations which include International Trumpet Guild, The American Organists’ Guild, Mobile Big Band Society, Baldwin Pops, and City Rhythm Big Band. He was lead trumpet for the band “Everybody’s Here”, and performed regularly with numerous other bands and musicians along the Gulf Coast.  He was very involved with local theater production, serving as musician and musical director for the Joe Jefferson Players and the Mobile Theatre Guild. 

He is survived by his parents, Steven and Becky Boyer Wright of Daphne; sister, Shana Wright of Daphne; brother, Ian Wright of Semmes; grandparents, Annette and Steve Lansing of Theodore, Judy Burgess of Daphne; great-grandmother, Pauline Wilkerson of Chickasaw; aunts, uncles, cousins, niece, nephews and many untold friends.

Preceding him in death are his grandfather, Alfred Wright; great-grandparents, Roy and Kathryn Weekley; great-grandfather, Roger Wilkerson; grandfather, Leonard McCauley; and his great grandmother, Muriel Houston.

A celebration of Shawn’s life will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Jubilee Baptist Church, 9264 Pleasant Road in Daphne at 2:00 p.m.  The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 12:00 noon until the service time.  Bro. Paul Matthews will be officiating the service. Interment will be at Hinote-Weekley Cemetery.  There will also be a memorial mass on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Saint Catherine Siena, 2605 Springhill Avenue, Mobile, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Shawn’s memory to the John Allen Memorial Scholarship, Baldwin Pops, P.O. Box 38, Fairhope, AL 36533.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL 36526.


  1. Monte and Marie Saunders

    We were deeply saddened by the news of your loss. We pray that God will grant you the strength. Our most sincere condolences.

  2. Gene Murrell

    There is an empty chair in the orchestra pit that can never be filled. I miss you terribly Shawn…I am a better person for knowing you.

  3. Candace & Jack Miller

    Steve, Becky & family, we are so sorry for your loss.

    I had the privilege to meet Shawn as a preteen at the office area Steve and I shared at SBRMC.

    I will always remember Shawn’s beautiful eyes and his quick smile. He was a kind and gentle young man. God bless you all.

  4. Candace & Jack Miller

    This Earth has lost an amazing, talented, and gentle man.

  5. Candi cowley

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. Praying for your family during this difficult time.
    Sending my love

  6. Michele

    Sorry for your loss.
    Michele Watson


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