Elizabeth Lee Allen, 66, of 194 S. Court Street, Lewisburg, WV, passed at 6:20 PM on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston, WV, following a short illness.
Born July 9, 1951, in Winona WV, she was the daughter of James W. and Edna M. Allen.
A member of First Baptist Church of White Sulphur Springs, WV, she served as a pastor's aide, Prayer Warrior, president of the usher board, and member of the hospitality committee and was a 28-year employee of The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Penny Allen; uncle, Roy Jones; aunts, Blanch, Ruth, and Lucille Jones, Edith Davis, and Frances Sears; and cousins, Gerald Sears and Robert Jones.
Left to cherish precious memories are her children, Obataiye O. Allen (Gwendolyn) of Alexandria, VA, Adeyemi O. Allen of Charleston, Tyeshawn X. Allen of Nashville, TN, Ochuniye Allen and Saahira S. Allen (R.J. Wilson), all of Lewisburg, and Ashewanta T. Allen of Glen Burnie, MD; grandchildren, Corte E. Allen, Alexis J. Allen, Jaden O. Lambert, and Elijah A., Nicholas B., Chloe E., and Taevion W. Allen; great-grandchild, Blake R. Allen; sisters, Bea N. Phillips (Everall) and her sons, Jemel M. Samuels (Leslie) and Ricky Phillips (Carrisa), all of Lewisburg, and Kim S. Keys (Wilford) and her daughters, Shalena N. Matthews (Zerrick), Keisha S. Baxter (Larry), Brittany J. Anderson (Ronnie), Andrea L. Keys, and Stefani R. Keys, all of Lewisburg; sons and daughters of Penny Allen (sister, deceased), Derrick Allen (Bev), Jermane P. Allen, and Jermica N. Allen, all of Lewisburg; lifelong friends, Mr. Paul Chandler, Moon, Sun, Miss Frankie Scott, Ms. Secret Sigrid, and Ms. Charlotte Sweeney; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, other relatives, church family, and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at noon on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Rhema Christian Center in Fairlea, WV, with the Rev. Gregg E. Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg.
Friends may call from 10 AM-12 PM, with the family receiving friends from 11 AM until the time of the service.
Richie & Johnson Funeral Parlor in Beckley, WV, is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the November 2, 2017 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.