celebrating the Life Of Shannon Marcellus Nelson (Emcee Shann)

Service of Celebration

Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Walker Chapel AME Church

2400 E. Valley Rd

Renton, Washington 98057


Shannon Marcellus Nelson was born in Seattle Washington to Linda Louise Byrd and Michael Jessie Nelson on September 25, 1969. Shannon graduated from Garfield High School in 1988, where he played and loved basketball. He won the 1988 Mr. Garfield Bulldog Title. He was loved by all, men, women and children. He had his forever group of friends and they called themselves the 88 Posse (Truth Allah, Damico Parker, Jayson Seraile, Sidney Williams, Nate Small, Daudi Abe, John Ward (RIP) Plus one, Keith Gayton. Shannon was known as” A Ladies Man”.


Shannon loved BMWs and classic cars, especially his 1966 drop top Buick Lasabre that he held on for 30 years and was refurbishing it again. Shannon had a charm that captured all and an infectious laugh that most remember him by. He was a great friend that was compassionate, understanding and he accepted people for who they were. In their good and bad times, he was always there to help in any way that he could. (Picture 2)

Shannon leaves to cherish his memory, his mother: Linda Louise Byrd, his children: Shannon Jr, DeShannon, Shakore, Shalondre, Shykiel, Shareif, Jalen, Shayla, Javon, Justice, Shamari, adopted daughter Brianna. Brother: Brian Nelson, Evan Nelson (Rasheeda), Jay Nelson. Sisters: Lavon Harris, Gina (Cory), Monica. Eleven grandchildren, host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Shannon was employed with Hytek for 11 years but throughout his life he has held an undeniable fashion sense recognized by all and in his recent years he began to launch his own T-Shirt company. More than anything Shannon would be remembered for it was that he was a family man.


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