Sheldon S. McClellan, age 48, of Elgin, passed away October 6, 2019 in Elgin. He was born May 31, 1971 in Chicago to his loving parents, Earl McClellan and Sheraldine Veal.

Sheldon graduated high school and went on to continue a career as a mechanic and electrician. In his free time, Sheldon enjoyed drawing, painting, and music. He enjoyed playing the turntable and pool with his friends and family.

Sheldon was one of the most caring people who willingly gave food, toys, shoes, even the clothes on his back, but most of all love.

Sheldon was preceded in life by his mother, Sheraldine Veal; father, Earl McClellan; and grandmother, Louise Veal.

Sheldon is survived by his children, Ashley Alexis McClellan; siblings, Andre McClellan-Veal, Jermaine McClellan, Vance McClellan, Tameka Veal, and Marcus Burton; grandchildren, Za’Niya, Zaelyn, and Zenovia; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be 1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. with service at 3:00p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL, Rev. Walter Blalark officiating. Interment will be private.

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A special message from Sheldon’s brother, Andre:

“To my brother, my friend…

You can’t choose your family, so I guess I was just lucky to have a brother like you. We fussed, we teased, we fought, but we always had fun. I always knew in my heart that I would do anything for you. We forged a bond that time cannot erase, and we share a secret smile that the world will never understand. You can never know how proud I am to tell the world ‘that’s my brother’, but I am even more proud to say ‘that’s my friend.’ I will see you again my brother, my friend. I love you.”

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