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Bonnie AllenApril 19, 2017
Mrs. Bonnie Mae Nelson Allen went to be with her Lord on her 100th birthday, April 19, 2017.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Friday, April 21, 2017 at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services. Rev. Leroy Cole will officiate. Special music will be provided by Larry Shaw. Burial will follow in Red Oak Baptist Church cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to charity of one’s choice.
Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Allen Shaw; grandchildren, Coral (Lewis) Porch of Loveland,OK, and Joshua Shaw of Pass Christian, MS. Great grandchildren are Kristen (Darren) Huffman of Opp and Kathryn Porch of Loveland, OK. Great great grandchildren are Chloe and Sofie Huffman of Opp; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert Lace Nelson and Myrtis Ardella Hart Nelson; siblings, Grace Maddox, Toxie Deal, Mavis Battle, Mamie Glass, Gilbert Nelson, Jr., and Kenneth Giddens.
Mrs. Allen was born April 19, 1917 in Covington County, Alabama. She went to school at the Stanley School in the Stanley Community and East Three Notch School. She married Bascom Asberry (Pop) Allen on January 27, 1945. Mr. Allen died December 9, 1993. At the age of 12, Bonnie accepted Jesus as her Lord at Judson Baptist Church. September 1958, Bonnie moved her membership to West Highland Baptist Church where she was a faithful member until her health declined.
Bonnie worked at the Alatex from 1935 -1950 in Unit B. In 1967, she return to the work force and was employed at Church Street School Cafeteria until she retired in 1983.