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Jasper "Jap" Spann
August 15, 1937 ~ May 2, 2020 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Mr. Jasper Spann, was born on August 15, 1937 in Wadley, Jefferson County, Georgia to the parentage of Rev. Henry Spann, Sr. and Mrs. Julia Tarver Spann.
Jasper and his family were members of Pineola Church of God for many years. He worked for several years as a bus driver before relocating to Miami and ultimately moving to New York in 1956. Jasper loved basketball, fishing, auto mechanics and was an avid bowler. He took great pride in his professional career before retiring in 2017.
Jasper was preceded in death by his parents, Henry, Sr. and Julia Spann and his siblings, Catherine Swinney, Louise Lovett, Rosetta James, Willie J "Bill" Spann, Hattie Elmore and Henry Spann, Jr.
His memory will forever live in the heart of his wife, Mary Alston, Brooklyn, New York; his wonderful children, Ronnie (Molly) Spann and Phyllis A. (Randy) Spann-Phillips, West Palm Beach, Florida and Michael "Prince" (Monique) Spann, Port Jervis, New York; grandchildren, Dominique, LaTrevous, Monaisa, Lanardo, Marques and Nidira; three sisters, Annie Dorothy Smyth, Peekskill, New York, Carolyn S. Gamble, Jacksonville, Florida and Lessie Spann, Boston, Massachusetts; his brother, Booker T. (Mary) Spann, Brooklyn, New York and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives ad friends
As a result of the COVID-19 regulations, for the safety of the family, community and staff and in an effort to practice social distancing, a private family graveside service of no more than ten individuals to be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.