|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1934|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 2012|
James Henry Allen, "Jim Slick," 79, of 123 N. Burch St., Petersburg, departed this life on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg.
James was born on Feb. 14, 1934, to the late Esquire F. and Esther T. Allen. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy Sylvester Wilkerson, Raymond Lee Allen and Harry Richard Allen; two sisters, Cle Esther and Josephine Allen; and a beloved daughter, Laverne A. Walker.
James was educated in the Dinwiddie County Public school system and was employed with the Tobacco Factory in 1956, and worked for Gary Moore and Pool for over 35 years. He was also employed with Walmart and Precon.
At an early age, James was baptized at the Solomon Temple RZUA Church.
Left to cherish his memory are: the mother of his children; four daughters, Pauline Wyche (Robert), Karen Melissa Allen (Elgin), Jeanie Allen, Tammy Figueroa (Jose); two sons, Leonard Allen (Florence), Earl Allen (Michelle); two stepsons, Charles Spratley and Mark Bennett (Sandra); and significant other of 37 years, Helen Bennett; two devoted grandsons, Brian and Dashawn Allen; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Lewis; one brother, Clifton Allen; five sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; mother-in-law, Emma Jane Fells; son-in-law, Tyrone Walker; one uncle, Abraham Allen; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, his caretaker, Sharon Richardson, and numerous friends.
A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at the chapel of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. The Rev. Merle Keene, associate minister at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Petersburg, will eulogize. Interment will follow in the Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg. For more information or to leave an online condolence, visit us at www.blandenterprisesinc.com.
.Published in The Progress-Index from August 28 to August 30, 2012
Plot: Ward OO, New Ground, Section 12, Square Grave 93
Created by: Amanda Bishop Burns
Record added: Aug 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96244401