Floride Douglas Allen

Mrs. Floride Douglas Allen of Cary, NC and Aurora, NC, died Monday, November 25, 2013 at her home in Cary, NC, surrounded with the love of her family.

Born in Charleston, SC, she was the daughter of Rev. Harold and Louise Douglas.

She is survived by her mother, Louise Douglas of Charlotte, her husband Rev. Dr. Douglas Allen of Cary, and her three children: Mark Allen and wife Tracy of Clayton (Brooke, Sidney, and Samuel), Michael Allen and wife Karen of Cary (Cary, Laurie, Coleman, and Riley), Susan Knapp and husband Geary of Morrisville (Hannah). Floride was preceded in death by her father Rev. Harold Douglas.

She is survived by her siblings Harold and Elaine Douglas of Fort Mill, SC; David and Ruby Douglas of Waxhaw, NC; Anita and Kirk Barnstable of Saskatchewan, Canada; and Suzanne and Tim Hughes of Saint Petersburg, FL.

Floride's life was passionately devoted to Christ and church ministry. She was an extraordinary wife and mother, a dedicated friend, and a talented musician. She had longstanding careers with Eastern Airlines and GlaxoSmithKline.

Services will be held at Cary Church of God on Friday, November 29, 2013, 107 Quade Dr., Cary, NC 27513. Visitation will be at 11:00 am at the church, followed by a memorial service at 1:00pm. Entombment will follow at Wake Memorial Park, 7002 Green Hope School Rd., Cary, NC 27519.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Church of God World Missions, a cause to which Floride was deeply committed. Checks can be made to Cary Church of God, designated for World Missions.


  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 29, 2013

Floride Douglas Allen

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December 7, 2013

Our dearest memories
our most difficult times of our personal losses,
all were always sustained by the
lovely, smilling face of Flo
and her husband, Doug.
They have always been there for
us; we have all felt the warmth,
and the joy come into our souls
from Flo 's beautiful music and voice
when we were grieving.

so now, may God of Grace, send
you many fold returns to your
hearts and souls of all the seeds
she planted and all the beauty
she gave us all.

Just a few weeks earlier I had found
a sweet Christmas card from
decades past,
in my mother's desk.
may the God of Love and Comfort
surround you, Doug, and all "the kids",
and their children,
and Sis. Douglas,

during this most precious season of meaning and love
of our lord's birth.

with joy at her life,
and sadness at our loss,

GH, Polly & Faythe
the 'Weaver Clan" of wake forest

Fran Calhoon

December 6, 2013

I will miss you so much Aunt Flo. I send all my love out to Uncle Doug and their children. A GREAT lady has left us.

Sandy Robinson

December 3, 2013

I am truly saddened by Flo's passing. She was a vibrant presence and led our admin team, under the direction of Ken Lowry, with grace and kindness. I will never forget her, and am proud to have known her.

Eric Pratt

December 3, 2013

Susan, I am very sorry to hear about your Mom's passing, I will keep your family in my prayer's and hope for the best for your family.

Teressa Harris

December 3, 2013

Sending my condolences to the family of a VERY special lady! I worked with Flo in Glaxo Dermatology and she always made sure things were done right. She and I loved the fact that we shared the same birthday and always made sure we called or emailed each other on our birthday, even after we worked in separate areas of GSK later on. I will always remember her smile. Heaven certainly got a great new Angel!

Cynthia Wilson

December 2, 2013

To the family of Flo. I was saddened to hear of Flo's passing. We worked very closely together in the Dermatology department years ago under Ken Lorry's leadership. I loved her never ending smile, her warm compassionate heart and the beautiful meloidies she played on the piano at our department gatherings at Christmas. She is playing for the angels in heaven now. She will be missed and I'm glad to have been a former colleague of hers.

Rick Mazzetti

December 2, 2013

I am sorry to hear the passing of such a wonderful women, who always had a compassionate heart, and an endless passion for excellence. She will be missed. My prayers are with you today.

Eleanor Ward

December 1, 2013

I am in Pastor David Douglas Sunday School Class. Had the pleasure of meeting Flo at a Beach Retreat. Such a lovely and talented person. My heart just hurts for Mother Douglas and all of Flo's family. You're in my prayers at this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy.

Todd Walker

November 30, 2013

Mark, I was very sorry to learn of passing of your mom. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May the cherished memories you shared bring you comfort and peace.

Robert Owens

November 30, 2013

Pastor Douglas, Our hearts are broken at the home-going of Flo. Such a beautiful lady inside and out. I never met her when she didn't have a smile and a hug. I pray the comfort of The Holy Spirit and the Peace of God for you and your family. Brother Bob & Esther