Elsie Mae Allen, 90, a lifelong resident of Decatur, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the Life Care Center of Athens.
She was born in Telico Plains March 28, 1924, a daughter of the late George and Nora Roberts.
She was of the Baptist faith and member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Decatur.
She loved to sew and over the years had made and altered garments for many people in the area. Above all she loved her children and spending time with her family,
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Allen; the father of her children, Ike John White; and four sons: James White, Harold White, Jerry White and Garland White.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory one daughter, Laura Blevins and her husband, Tommy; five sons: Gary White and wife, Cherrie, Junior White, Terry White and wife, Dale, Ted White and Bob White and wife, Cathy; two sisters: Ruby Baker and Gertrude Darnes; two brothers: Roy Roberts and Genis Roberts; several grandchildren and their spouses, numerous greatgrandchildren and a host of other extended family members.
A celebration of her life is planned Monday, April 21, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church, located at 1654 Shiloh Road in Decatur, with the Rev. Mike King officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Roger Carpenter, David Allen, John Grissom, Dan Elder, Lonnie Elder and Richard Dickeson serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the church on Monday from 4 until the 6 p.m. service time.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Elsie and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Allen family with her arrangements.