Stefon Wright’s family describes him as a jokester who loved his family and friends. One week after his death, dozens gathered at First African Baptist Church to honor Wright’s 23 years of life. 

“He stood out. He stood out. He was a young man, but he was a man among men,” said Stanley Grant, Stefon Wright’s great uncle.  “[I’m in] shock. you never think that someone so young in the family — one of the younger ones — is the one you’d be getting a call about,” he said.

That’s why Wright’s family and friends filled every seat at First African Baptist church in East Savannah. 

“He was just a person that when you met him once — he’s that type of person you never forgot,”said Grant.

Police are still investigating what happened. But they do know Wright was shot near the church last Saturday night. It was steps from his home on Treat Avenue. He was driven to the hospital where he died. 

The family wants answers. 

“It took us by surprise, it took us by hurt and we’re just gelling together and trying to make sure we understand that. Although he’s not with us physically, he’s in our hearts and in our minds,” said Grant. 

Wright was laid to rest at Bonaventure Cemetery. A friend of Wright tells News 3 someone driving by in a car that night may have information.

If you know anything, you’re asked to call the violent crimes tip line at (912) 525-3124.