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Lillie Walker Allen

I will enter his gates with Thanksgiving in my heart, I willenter his courts with praise. On January 17, 2011, Lillie WalkerAllen entered into those gates.

She was born to Ollie Walker and Minnie Britt Walker on February11, 1921. She was one of 10 children. This could have easily beenwhere she learned one of life’s greatest lessons – enjoy the simplepleasures of this life. She attended Loyd Star School.

She held many titles in her life: daughter, sister, wife, mother,momow and great-grandmother. She earned these titles by living bythis verse. “She looketh well to the ways of her household andeateth not the bread of idleness.” – Proverbs 31:27. A most fittingdescription of a woman who worked not only in the home, but outsidethe home as well. She was a retired visitors’ clerk for King’sDaughters Hospital. This was a job, but one that she enjoyed. Sheloved the interaction with both visitors and employees of thehospital, and for an added bonus she worked with her husbandthere.

Lillie loved her church, New Sight Baptist, and the people of theNew Sight community of which she was a part for such a very longtime. She was a member of the Joy Club and enjoyed all of theevents of the church.

Preceding her are her parents; husband Eugene Allen;daughter-in-law Voncile Allen; and grandson Danny Keith Allen;brothers, Willie Walker, Solon Walker, Mart Walker and CecilWalker; two sisters, Myrtis Britt and Virgie Smith.

She leaves behind a daughter, Patsy Lucas and her husband, Jerry;two sons, Danny Eugene Allen and Don Keith Allen and wife, Jimmy;her grandchildren, Tawanda Smith and husband, Glyn, Darryl Hatcher,Kent Allen and wife, Melissa, Donna Allen Prisock and husband,Luke, and Kayla Allen Williams and husband, Glenn; great-grands,Lauren Smith Case and husband, Collins, Ty Smith, Hunter Hatcher,Ainsley and Aiken Allen, Parker and Paxton Prisock; two sisters,Earline Allen and Gladys Oliver; one brother, Wilton Walker;sister-in-law Agnes Newman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Riverwood Family Funeral Service onWednesday, January 19, 2011, from 5 until 8 p.m. and Thursday fromnoon until 1 p.m.at the church. The funeral will be at New SightBaptist Church at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, with interment atNew Sight Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to New Sight Baptist Church or HospiceMinistries of Brookhaven.

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