Shawn was born in Dothan, Alabama to the parents of Ralph Callins and Judy Dawsey Callins.
He attended Headland Elementary School and Dothan City School. During his lifetime, he was employed at WRC and Northside Wal-Mart until he became disabled. Shawn was a very kind hearted and generous young man. He was loved by many people. Shawn attended Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.
Shawn was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather: R.B Robison; maternal grandmother and grandfather: Theodis Sr. and Lillie Dawsey.
He leaves to cherish his memories father: Ralph Callins; mother: Judy Dawsey Callins; grandmother: Maddie Outsey; thirteen aunts: Patricia Williams, Debra Brady, Wanda (Bobby) Foster, Rhonda Robison, Mary Dawsey, Cathy Dawsey, Karen (James) Coleman, Brenda (Jerry, Jr) Sanders, Ruthie (Jacob) Hutchson, Sharon Stapleton, Terrio (Melvin) Jones, Cheryl Dozier and Sylvia (Frank) White; three uncles: Aundre Outsey, Victor Outsey, and Theodis Dawsey Jr.; two great aunts: Thelma Dawsey and Katie Poke; god-daughter: Elistiah McCree; and a host of other relatives and friends.