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James Andrew Wright

June 15, 1963 ~ November 6, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old

James Wright Obituary

"Trials and Tribulations, I've had my share. It's so good to rest now; in the arms of the one who cares."

In profound sorrow we announce the immortal transition of Mr. James Andrew Wright affectionally known as "DJ Shakim".  Mr. Wright was a resident of Walterboro, South Carolina. Loved by many; his kind spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those left to cherish his fond memories. As service arrangements have been updated: please continue to keep the bereaved family in your prayers for solace and peace. 

Mr. James Andrew Wright aka “DJ Sha-Kim, son of the late Lemuel and Catherine Wright was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 15, 1963.  He departed this life on November 6, 2023, at his residence in Walterboro, South Carolina.

He was educated in the public school system of New York City. During his teenage years, James and his brother Leroy began to play music at parties.  This was the start of his music/deejaying career.

In 1984, when he moved to South Carolina, he started GMC (Gee Money Crew).  DJ Sha’s music flourished in so many ways, from creating mix tapes, providing music at various events to working on WPAL radio station from 1993 to 1998.  He also worked at Grass Root Records in Charleston, South Carolina for several years.  His latest and final venture was his One Nation Radio Station that was created last month. DJ Sha was excited about what he started; he was sharing the good news with everyone.  Music was his passion, from sunup to sundown, he would play his music.  The conversations would last for hours about music.  He always had a story about some funny moments in his life.  We will all miss those times.

James was also a concrete finisher, helping to build the foundations for the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, the Arthur Ravenel Bridge and Cross Island Parkway on Hilton Head Island, just to name a few.

James was a member of The Church of the Living God of the Apostolic Doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he joined in 2006.  He was a faithful member and helped his church in any way possible.

He is preceded in death by his parents Lemuel and Catherine Wright and brother, William Leroy Wright.

James leaves to cherish his memories:  his daughter, Crystal J. Wright; grandson, Joseph Jabez Delos Angeles; sister, Gwendolyn R. Raman (Dominque); three nieces, Shaina C. Wright, Dashaniq Wright and Ty’Asia D. Lewis; a nephew, Trevell T. Lewis; sister-in-law, Shariah  Wright; children whom he helped raised, Daniel A. Clayton, Cedrick Clayton and Celia Elliot; aunt, Virginia Boyd (Shedrick); uncles, Joe L. Singleton (Alice), Paul E. Singleton (Dorothy) and Louis Manigault (Pearl) and host of cousins, relatives and friends.

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November 17, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Koger's Mortuary Service
508 South Jefferies Blvd
Walterboro, SC 29488

Celebration of Life
November 18, 2023

1:00 PM
Koger's Mortuary Service
508 South Jefferies Blvd
Walterboro, SC 29488


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