Ida M. Allen

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 17, 2008

AHOSKIE, N.C.—Ida Mae Taylor Allen, 78, died April 12, 2008.

Mrs. Allen was born in Northampton County, a daughter of the late John Lewis and Gertrude Davis Taylor.

She was a former member of Galatia Baptist Church and a member of Earlys Baptist Church in Ahoskie. She was a homemaker.

She was predeceased by her husband, Earl B. Allen; a son, L. Wayne Allen and a brother, Lewis Fleetwood Taylor.

Survivors include two daughter, Chris A. Pearce and husband Tritt of Chesapeake, Regina A. Morris of Ahoskie; three sons, Curtis E. Allen and wife Brenda of Ahoskie, Dwight Allen and wife Teresa of Ahoskie and Randy T. Allen and wife Jane of Colerain, N.C.; five sisters, Ethel Wheeler of Carlton, Va., Martha Griffin of Franklin, Winnie Davis of Lake Gaston, N.C., Delores Hoggard of Lewiston, N.C., Camilla Cannon of Seaboard, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A funeral was conducted Tuesday in Liberty Freewill Baptist Church officiated by the Revs. Paul Ange and Ronald McSwain.

Burial followed in Ahoskie Cemetery.

Massey Funeral Home, Aulander, N.C., handled arrangements.