DEACON SILAS ALLEN, SR.
Deacon Silas Allen, Sr. was born in Sumter County, Georgia on June 22, 1935 to the parentage of the late Mr. Solomon Allen and the late Mrs. Laura Scott Allen. He received his education in the public schools of Sumter County. Deacon Allen worked for Reeves Construction Company for more than 20 years until his health failed.
As a young man, he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior joining the Daniel Grove Baptist Church. Later, he joined the Inspirational Church by Faith under the leadership of the late Bishop John T. Taylor and served as a deacon and usher.
He is preceded in death by six siblings: Mr. Austin Allen, Mr. Crawford Allen, Mr. Paul Allen, Ms. Betty Jean Allen, Ms. Hattie Ruth Allen, and Mr. Jim Allen; and a one granddaughter, Ms. Olivia Minter.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife for over 50 years in marriage, Mrs. Mattie Allen; three sons: Mr. Timothy Allen, Americus, GA; Mr. Silas (Mona) Allen, Jr., Hinesville, GA; and Mr. Gary Allen, Colorado Springs, CO; five daughters: Pastor Mary (Calvin) Minter, Ms. Betty Allen, Ms. Emma Myrick, Ms. Barbara Allen, Mrs. Brenda (Nathaniel) Poole, all of Americus, GA; two brothers: Mr. James (Virginia) Allen, Americus, GA and Mr. Willie Allen, Atlanta, GA; four sisters: Ms. Laura Mae Queenie, Brooklyn, NY; Ms. Daisy Allen, Hartford, CT; Ms. Mildred Palmer and Mrs. Mary Ann (James) McKenzie, both of Americus, GA; 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, including his “Sunshine” LaShondra McCrary, seven God-children: Ms. Jeannette Payne, Mr. Arthur and Mrs. Michelle Young, Mrs. Tameka Taylor-Dinkins, Minister Victoria Brown-Griffin, Ms. Leslie Johnson, and Mr. Jimmy Wafford; three devoted friends: Mr. Henry and Mrs. Doris Sims, and Ms. Lillie Height; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relative and friends also survive.
The Timeless Tribute for Dea. Allen is now available.