Minnie O. Allen

Published 11:26 am Monday, October 31, 2011

Minnie O. Allen, 83, died Oct. 25, 2011, at home surrounded by family and friends.

She was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Yazoo County, Miss., the second daughter of the late Harvey and Esna Green. She was the fourth of 14 siblings. In December 1946, she married Frank Allen.

Minnie accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior when she was a teenager. She became a member of Mount Zion No. 3 Baptist Church, pastored by the Rev. W.W. McWilliams Sr. in the 1960s. Minnie enjoyed movies, dancing and cooking. Her food specialties were Southern fried chicken, tea cakes (sugar cookies) and biscuits.

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She is survived by her ex-husband, Bishop Frank Allen; three children, Frank Jr. (Eloise), Carol Juanita (Elwood Flowers) and Deborah Anita (Robert Mitchell). She is also survived by four brothers, Macneal Green, Travis Green (Jean), Wilbert Green and Greg Williams; two sisters, Ruby Smith (Wiley) and Annie Gunn; eight grandchildren, Elwood Flowers Jr. (Kelly), Patrick Flowers (Zabraida), Cedric Flowers (Sharonda), Frank Flowers, Eric Davis (Ebonie), Roosevelt Detriche Daniels (Ashli), Keith Allen (Maria) and Joi Allen; 13 great-grandchildren, Aaronana Hearron Davis, Patrick J. Flowers, Savannah Flowers, Aiden Flowers, Jaylen Flowers, Khalia Davis, Kaleb Davis, Ashton Davis, Liric Davis, Taylor Champine, Tori Champine, Jesse Coleman and Mercedes Coleman Sr.; and brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Lynette Allen; three sisters (Willie Ethel Lyons, Alzora Green and Melvina Green) and five brothers (Harvey Green Jr., Clarence Green, Oscar Green, Howard Green and Jerome Davis).

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Mount Carmel Ministries with the Rev. Morris Allen of Belzoni, Miss., officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, from 1 until 7 p.m. at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home.