Alan L. Span, age 49, of Elgin, passed away on January 24, 2017 in Geneva, IL.  He was born in Chicago, IL on September 21, 1967 to his loving parents, Earlie Span, Sr. and Ollie Mae Span-Cannon.

Alan attended Elgin High School and worked as a Machine Operator at RR Donnelly.

Alan had a great sense of humor and wonderful personality – he would instantly light up every room he entered.  Alan loved helping others and was known a protector who loved his family dearly.  A kiss on the forehead would let you know how special you were to him.

Loved ones will always remember his 49th birthday party, where his daughter, Latecia, surprised him by coming home from college.  She hid in a gift bag, jumping out to surprise him – Alan hugged her so tight, and the expression of love on his face was priceless.  In his spare time, Alan enjoyed spending time with family, playing cards, billiards and listening to live bands.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents, Earlie and Ollie Mae; sister Barbara Span; nephew Travis Span; and close cousins, Emerly Charles Lambert and Chris Lambert.

Alan is survived by his children, Cheree Span, Latecia Span, Marcus Span, Alan Span Jr. and Darius Rollin; sisters Diane Robinson, Betty Span, Darlene Span; special sisters Stephanie Brooks and Roshawn Adams; brothers William (Denise) Iron, Jimmie Gibson and Earlie Span, Jr.; special brothers Sean Sowers, Casadine Croom and Chuck Taylor; Aunt Lonnie Cannon; grandkids, Dashawna, Lashawna, Lashanti, Dashanti and Desean; special nieces, Ebony Tomlin, Tiffany Robinson, and Nyalah0 Span; Niece Rennadia Span and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 9:00p.m. Friday February 3, 2017 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin IL 60120.  Visitation will continue 10:00a.m. til time of Service at 11:00a.m. Saturday at Spates Temple Church of God in Christ, 301 DuPage St, Elgin, Rev. Mark Harris officiating. Interment will be private.

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