OBITUARY

Roy Allen Jr.

May 12, 1927February 20, 2021

ROY ALLEN JR. WAS THE LOVING SON OF ELLA DORTCH AND ROY ALLEN SR. OF HENDERSON NORTH CAROLINA BOTH DECEASED. ROY JR. WAS BORN ON MAY 12TH, 1927, QUIETLY DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON SATURDAY, FEBUARY 20TH 2021 @ 6:45 PM AT THE LARKIN CHASE NURSING HOME, BOWIE MD.

ROY WAS EDUCATED IN THE CAROLINA’S AND RELOCATED TO WASHINGTON D.C. WHERE HE TOOK UP A TRADE AS A SHOE REPAIRMAN AND WORKED HIMSELF UP TO BEING A MASTER SHOE REPAIRMAN AND AN EXCELLENT SHOE MAKER/COBBLER, UNTIL HE RETIRED FROM WOODARD & LOTHROP IN WASHINGTON D.C. NW.

ROY DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO THE LORD IN HIS LATER LIFE AND JOINED THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE & RANDOLPH STREET N.W. WASHINGTON D.C. UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF DR. REVEREND FRANK D. TUCKER.

ROY LOVED HIS CHILDREN AND FAMILY, ROY LOVED TO HAVE FUN, DANCING, PLAYING MUSIC, HANGING OUT WITH FRIENDS ON GEORGIA AVE N.W. AT FREDDIE’S BARBERSHOP AND GOIN’S CARRYOUT, AND A PLAYER. ROY ALSO LOVED TO DRESS, VERY CLASSY AND ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS SO KOOL. HE LOVED THE FINER THINGS OF LIFE AND CAUGHT EVERYONE’S EYE WHEN HE ENTERED THE ROOM WITH HIS FELT HATS TIPPED TO THE SIDE.

ROY IS SURVIVED BY HIS FAITHFUL WIFE DOROTHY L. POWELL-ALLEN, OF BOWIE MARYLAND, 2 DAUGTHERS JACQUETTA ALLEN OF NEW YORK, BINTA BULLOCK OF FORESTVILLE MARYLAND, 2 SONS MARCO A. ALLEN OF BOWIE MD., AND MICHAEL ALLEN OF BROOKLY NEW YORK, WHO PRECEEDED HIM IN AUGUST 2020, (3) GRAND CHILDREN, MICHELLE ALLEN, BELICIA BULLOCK AND NOAH ALLEN AND 2 GREAT GRAND DAUGHTERS.

HE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY HIS DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, BETTY ALLEN OF BROOKLYN NEW YORK, A STEP-GRAND-DAUGHTER, KIM HENDRICKS, A STEP-GRANDSON, XAVIER BISHOP, NIECE, ALICE MAE AND NEPHEWS AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE CAROLINA’S AND WASHINGTON D.C.

ROY WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FORMER WIFE, MINNIE BURROUGHS, HIS SISTER JULIA ALLEN .

  • FAMILY

  • Dorothy Powell-Allen, Ex-Wife
  • Marco Allen, Son
  • 1 Grandchild

Services

5 March

Memorial Gathering

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Rd
Bowie, Maryland 20715

5 March

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Rd
Bowie, Maryland 20715

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