Feb. 28, 1958 Starkville Oktibbeha County Mississippi, USA
Apr. 24, 2006 Saint Louis St. Louis County Missouri, USA
Mrs. Mary A. Allen, 48 of East St. Louis, Illinois departed this life on Monday, April 24, 2006 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born February 28, 1958 in Starksville, Mississippi to Dorothy Staples.
Survivors include her daughter, Lakeitha (Kenneth) Allen-Dixon; son, Jamel Allen Rhodes; siblings, Henry (Sadie) Staples, Willie (Pearline) Allen, Thomas Moore, Albert Allen, Diane Fossett, Darlene Smith, Antoinette Abdulla, and Marie (Nett) Combs; two grandsons, Kenneth and Keyon Dixon and a very special dear friend, Johnnie Robinson, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who love and will miss her dearly.
Visitation was held from 9:00 til 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Southern Mission Baptist Church, 2801 State Street, East St. Louis, Illinois
Funeral was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Southern Mission Baptist Church, 2801 State Street, East St. Louis, Illinois.