Christopher Alvin Lamar Cowan

July 17, 1987 ~ August 25, 2019 (age 32)


There is nothing more certain in all the world than the fact that our lives are brief and transient and are soon cut off with the
rapidity of time.  “We spend our years as a tale that is told … so teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts
unto wisdom” (Psalm 90:9, 12).

Christopher Alvin Lamar Cowan was born July 17, 1987 in Chicago, Illinois.  He was a life-long resident of Urbana, Illinois.

Chris was a member of Canaan Baptist Church in Urbana.  He received Christ at age 8 in Children’s Church on July 31, 1995, and was baptized by Pastor B. J. Tatum. He enjoyed working in Children’s Church, and was actively involved in the Youth Ministry.  He attended Canaan Academy After School Program, Wiley Elementary School, Urbana Middle School, and Urbana High School. He was an avid reader who enjoyed fiction and non-fiction.

Chris enjoyed camping.  He was a Cub Scout and a member of Canaan’s Boy Scout Troop 402.  He was also an Eagle Scout.
He enjoyed football, and was a dedicated and loyal fan of the Fighting Illini, the Chicago Bears, and the Chicago Bulls.

Christopher Alvin Lamar Cowan transitioned from life to Eternity at 7:21 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, from a large Brain Tumor and a Massive Stroke.

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Larine Cowan (Urbana, IL); twin brother, Alexander Cowan (San Diego, CA); Grandmother, Ola Cowan (Kensett, AR);  four sons: Andre, Lashon, Christian, Amir; and their mother, April Brasher (Champaign, IL);  Godparents, Elyne Cole (Champaign, IL); and Ted & Clementine Rice (St. Louis. MO); his birth mother, Annette Robinson (Chicago, IL); and a host of other siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Chris was preceded in death by his Grandfather, William Cowan; Uncle, Willie Summerville; Aunt, Valerian Summerville; and
Godpapa, Terry Cole.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Canaan Baptist Church, 402 W. Main St. Urbana. The Rev. BJ Tatum will officiate. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Sept. 3 in White County Memorial Gardens, Searcy, Ark. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

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