Ms. Bessie L. Allen was born April 26, 1928 in Lincolnton, Georgia to the late Willie Lee and Valley Willis. Aunt Bessie transitioned from this life to her eternal resting place at the John F. Keever Solace Center on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
Ms. Allen resided in the Washington, DC and the Maryland area for the past 60 years. She moved to Asheville in 2015. She was a Nursing Aide at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC for 20 years. She was a life-long member of Iconium Baptist Church of Capital Heights, Maryland, Dr. Randolph Fitzgerald, Pastor. She later joined Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Louis Grant, Pastor.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Allen; son, Jeffrey E. Allen; sister, Rev. Lizette Davis Jones; niece, Sabrina Davis.
Left to cherish her memory are three grandchildren, Jeffrey E. Allen, Jr., Michael Allen, and JaShel Allen all of Washington, DC; three great grandchildren; sister, Carrie Williams of Washington, GA; brothers, Horice Willis and Norice Willis (Sylvia) of Elberton, GA; good friend, Emma Rodgers; god-son, Erskine Lassiter of Fort Washington, MD; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; and the nurses and staff of Laurel of Summit Ridge.
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