Ashton Shawn Bright, age 25

Lost to gun violence on April 15, 2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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  • Nickname:
    12 Ash
    4 Top Draw
  • Number of children:
    5 1
  • Personality:
    2 Excellent, humble, respectful listener!
    5 Curious mind!
    3 Very loving spirit.
  • Occupation:
    3 License Barber
  • Workplace:
  • Schools attended:
    1 R. Nelson Snider High School (Fort Wayne, IN)
    1 Chosen Christian Beauty
  • Comments:
    11 My son, I miss you, but I will see you again!
    9 My grandson,I will never forget about you,i will alway love you. Grandma Mary.
    1 Very loving soul,shared with anyone in need.
    5 I'm going to miss you.I will always love you. Grandma Jackie.
    1 A gifted communicator who was filled with a spirit of love.
    1 Always thinking about you...nephew!
    1 wonderful father to his son.
    4 Ashton was my older brother , I love you Ash
    2 To be the man you were. I know you are watching down on me
    2 Your younger brother Erik
    2 Miss you and love you Ashton. I know you are in our Father's arms. See you in Heaven! Aunt Maria ♡
    2 miss you ashton love yezmen
    3 First born - will never be forgotten 🙏🏾💔🌹
    1 we miss you Ashton
    1 25 years of memories that I will keep safe in my heart ...
    1 a bond that time and distance can never break apart
    2 First born - you will never be forgotten 🙏🏾💔🌹
    1 What we have once enjoyed and DEEPLY loved we can never lose....
    1 for all that we LOVE deeply becomes a part of us. Love you Ashton
    3 We miss you Ashton, RIH
    1 Best friend I miss you so much
    1 rip best friend miss you so much
    1 I miss you Ashton - First born will never be forgotten 🙏🏾💔🌹
    1 I love you Ashton, forever missing you.
    1 love you Ashton
    1 Mom loves U - First born you will never be forgotten 🙏🏾💔🌹
    1 best friend I miss u we all do
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹- you will never be forgotten
    5 🙏🏾💔🌹
    1 😇💔 love you
    1 I miss u Ashton Shawn Bright - First Born you will never be forgotten 🙏🏾💔🌹
    1 I miss you Ashton
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹- 1st born and will never be forgotten
    1 miss you
    1 R.i.p to you we miss you
    1 miss you in our times we had together
    2 I miss u - trying to understand just hurts so much - First born you will never be forgotten 🙏🏾💔🌹
    4 Davion guardian angel's...💖💖💖💖💋
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹- will never be forgotten
    2 The more I study the Bible, the more I realize how close you are to God!
    1 Miss and love u - Armani your baby sister
    1 I love you dearly I miss you. Rest for now, til we meet again!
    1 I love you Ashton love yezmen😇💔
    1 Ashton, we love you and forever missing you rest for now.
    2 Me and your son miss and love you💜
    1 Gone but not forgotten...love and miss u...Grandma Mary.
    1 missing you each day Ashton
    1 hey best friend missing you
    2 keep watching over us
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹- I miss u
    1 Forever in my heart....Love and miss U...💖💖💖💖🌹
    2 I know for a fact you are taking care of some part of heaven with your CREATOR! Love you son!
    1 hey Ashton keep watching over us love you
    1 Forever in my heart...Love and miss U...💖💖💖💖🌹🌹💋
    2 🙏🏾💔🌹- love u
    1 love you Ashton 💕
    1 Each day gets harder and harder - first born 🙏🏾💔🌹
    1 I love and miss u son
    1 hey Ashton thinking of you 😘
    1 hey best friend miss you
    2 🙏🏾💔🌹-I miss you
    1 love u Ashton 😘
    1 I can't wait to see you again son! By the way I saw you in that dream!! All smiles!
    3 Ashton I know when it my time to cross over, I know U will be there to help me. 💖💖💖💖🌹
    1 Love and miss U...Grandma Mary💖💖💖💖💋
    1 hey Ashton Javeah
    2 Ashton Davion is coming to visit with us today.We all love and miss U..💖💖💖💖🌹
    1 Davion say he love you and he miss you...💖💖💖💖🌹💋💋😢
    1 Happy Thanksgiving
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹-I love you son
    1 i love you Ashton miss you a lot 😍🙏
    2 Love you 🙏🏾💔🌹
    1 Missing you everyday 🙏🏾💔🌹
    1 love you best friend
    1 This is the first Christmas without U.I miss U and Love U. Grandma Mary
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹- love you son
    1 love u Ashton
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹- forever
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹- missing you
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹- Ashton Shawn Bright love Mom
    1 i love you Ashton , love your only brother Erik 💕🙏🏾😔
    1 i will always care and protect davy , because thats my duty
    2 🙏🏾💔🌹-
    1 I think about you everyday son!!!
    1 Trying to stay strong; but missing u everyday
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹- 02.26.93 will never be forgotten
    1 Today is Davion 6th birthday.He love and miss U.💖💖💖💖🌹🌹💋
    1 Davion birthday 2/10/2013💖💖💖💖🌹🌹💋
    2 miss in love u yezmen
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹- 02.26.93 will never
    1 be forgotten
    1 Ilove and miss you Ashton.Praying that they found justice for you.Grandma Mary.💖🌹💋
    1 happy birthday love yezmen
    1 2/26/93, U were born.I will never forget that day.R.I.P love grandma Mary💖💖💖💖🌹
    1 Happy Birthday Ashton - 🙏🏾💔🌹
    1 Heart feels very heavy today - because I’m missing U; but know you are in a better place
    2 🙏🏾💔🌹- first born you will never be forgotten
    1 Davion here visiting during his spring break 3-11-19 thru 3-15-19💖💖🌹🌹💋
    1 Davion keep asking for u over and over
    1 This is the sad part when a young child 👶🏽 doesn’t understand
    1 That his father is dead and not coming back
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹- first born u will never be forgotten
    1 Missing u everyday - 🙏🏾💔🌹
    2 I dreamed about you,we were in a open field dancing.
    2 We was so happy to see each other. Love and miss u
    1 Hardest day ever was losing you; but knowing tomorrow will be 1 year - feels worse
    1 Missing you everyday - 🙏🏾💔🌹
    1 Missing you everday. i pray for justice for you everday.😇😇
    1 miss you Ashton love yezmen always on my mind 😘
    4 Whoever did this to my son - I pray your mother never feels this type of pain
    2 🙏🏾💔🌹- first born U will never be forgotten
    1 hey Ashton miss you so much😇😘
    1 i love you Bestie , this hurts me. say hi to RoRo for me ❤️
    1 i love you sonmuch family i wish we can share one more laugh but we will again one day keep flying
    1 It is truly amazing to read the words you wrote that align with the Bible!!!
    1 Love and miss you Ashton ♥️
    1 Happy Father’s Day - First Born Love Always Mom
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹-I love u Mom
    1 Davion here visiting.He say he love and miss you.🌹🌹🌹🌹💖💖
    1 I miss u,I love u.,,I continue to pray for justice for you.🌹🌹🌹🌹💖💖
    1 Please continue to be Davion guardian angel.He love U and miss U.🌹🌹🌹💖
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹- I love u
    1 Love and miss u. You will never be forgotton.💖💖💖💖💖💖🌹🌹🌹🌹
    1 Your Uncle David now has his wings, all of u R.I.H. love and miss all of u..💖💖💖💖🌹🌹🌹🌹
    1 🙏🏾💔🌹- love u son
    1 love u best friend miss u 😘
    1 Your Uncle Herman has his wings, all of u R.I.H. Love and miss u all.💖💖💖🌹🌹
    1 🙏🏾❤️🌹- Missing U Love Mom
    1 Can't wait to see you again son!!!
    2 I have so much to tell you ; missing you everyday- 🙏🏾❤️🌹
    1 Davion forever!
    1 Ashton you were right about so many things. Thank you 🙏🏾❤️🌹
    1 Miss you so much Ashton 😩😘
    1 Missing you, Loving you, Wish you were here , Davion!!!
    1 one mother to another mother of wounded ❤️ Columbus Ohio
    1 First Born - you will never be forgotten 🙏🏾❤️🌹
    1 Aunt Mae now has her wings. You all R.I.P. in Heaven.
    2 Your wings were ready,but our heart were not.Grandma Mary.
    1 Miss you little cousin 🙏🏾
    1 Happy Birthday Ashton - First Born🙏🏾❤️🌹
    1 Davion here with us,all of us miss and love you. Grandma Mary❤️❤️❤️❤️
    1 Happy birthday 🎈 🎈🎈🎈♥️♥️♥️
    1 Happy Belated Birthday! My body was telling me yesterday was a special day.
    1 Only a few people feel real love in a lifetime. U was one of the lucky one.
    1 U was blessed to experience this type of love from Davion.
    1 Heart is very heavy - I miss and love you son 🙏🏾❤️🌹
    1 Thinking of you cuz! 😢 Next time I’m back home, I need to pay you a visit 🤞🏾
    1 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
    2 I miss u son - 🙏🏾❤️🌹
    1 I don't think I'll ever get over this
    1 I know Jesus is so happy to be able to hug you son!!!
    1 We miss you Ashton. God sis loves you
    1 i love you nephew. i miss you so much! Rikki
    1 Happy Fsyher
    2 Happy Father’s Day Son - 🙏🏾❤️🌹Love Mom
    1 Your cousin Zymir now has his wings,Iove Grandma Mary. 💖💖🌹🌹🌹🌹
    1 Happy 4 of July this yo brother Camari
    1 Your truly miss I will never forget you keep me safe watch over me !!🙏💯🤴
    1 Signing in and out love you Ashton!! Camari

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