OBITUARY

Frieda G Allen

May 14, 1932September 20, 2011

Frieda Antoinette Goodwin Allen of Cary, NC (Glenaire Retirement Center) died peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Wake Med Cary of complications from congestive heart failure. She is the daughter of the late Benjamin Phillip Goodwin and Helen Vance Bell Goodwin of Spartanburg, SC and was born on May 14, 1932 in Spartanburg, SC. Frieda graduated from Limestone College in 1954 as an English Major. Before graduation she met William Waldrop Allen (Bill) in Spartanburg, SC at Bethel United Methodist, fell in love and married. A lifelong member of Cary’s First United Methodist Church she was active as a pre-school teacher and committee member. She also was a member of the Esther Women’s Circle at the church, was a Girl Scout leader and counselor. Frieda loved to travel and see different parts of the world with her daughters and cousins. She was a devoted, loving and a supportive helpmate to her husband Bill of 57 wonderful years who resides at Glenaire Retirement Center. She was blessed with two daughters, Merri Vance Allen Wallace, PhD and husband, Steve of Stockbridge, GA and Chavon Allen Casey and husband, Tom and son, (JAC) John Allen Casey of Cary, NC. Other survivors include one brother, Ben William Goodwin of Tryon, NC and lots of cousins, nieces and nephews from Oklahoma, South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her younger sister, Helen Machree Holder from Boone, NC. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 24, 2011 at First United Methodist Church of Cary. Burial will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park. Dr. Rev. William Green will preside. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 23 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Rd, Cary. The family would like to thank each of you for the embracement and friendship here to honor and remember our beloved Frieda. Condolences and fond memories may be offered at www.brownwynnecary.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 23, 2011
  • Funeral Saturday, September 24, 2011
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Sallie Abbas

September 30, 2011

I remember the delightful time we had when I went with her to the Carnivore Preservation Trust and saw tigers, snow leopards, sun bears, cervals, and more. She had such a caring heart for the animals.

Sherry Shoemaker Rippin

September 27, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have very fond memories of your mother from my childhood in Cary. She was a wonderful woman.

Sonya Waltz

September 27, 2011

Vance, Chavon and Bill,
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. May God bless you with His peace that passes all understanding. Please know that we share in your loss.

In Christian love, Roger & Sonya Waltz

Peggy Tyner

September 26, 2011

Chavon,Vance , I was so sorry to hear about your mother.We just got back to town after our excursion! She was a wonderful friend and neighbor! Our neighborhood when you guys were growing up provided us with a multitude of unforgetable memories to add to our treasure book! Hope all is well with you and your families! Love,Alan and Peggy Tyner

Lillie Harward Delott

September 24, 2011

Chavon, MerriVance, DaddyBill,
My thoughts, prayers, love and light are with you as you transition in this loss. I promise, as you well know in faith, Mama Frieda's love, light, and infinite wisdom remains with you always. She was a joy to me in my tenders years. It has been a long time since I have seen you all. Still, I remember the wonderful hugs and occasional raised brow of maternal wisdom she showered on me till my early teens. She, like my mama, knew it took a village - and did her fair share. Bless her heart, and bless you all.
Peace to your whole family.
Much love.

Lillie Harward Delott

September 24, 2011

Chavon, MerriVance, DaddyBill,
My thoughts, prayers, love and light are with you as you transition in this loss. I promise, as you well know in faith, Mama Frieda's love, light, and infinite wisdom remains with you always. She was a joy to me in my tenders years. It has been a long time since I have seen you all. Still, I remember the wonderful hugs and occasional raised brow of maternal wisdom she showered on me till my early teens. She, like my mama, knew it took a village - and did her fair share. Bless her heart, and bless you all.
Peace to your whole family.
Much love.

Pauline Kury

September 24, 2011

Chavon, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I heard so much about your Mother from you that I feel I know her myself. If you are any indication, she was a wonderful person, wife, and mother. Please know I am here for you and will be in touch in the next week or so. Keep calm and carry on! Love always, Pauline

Robin and Nichole Hood

September 23, 2011

Vance and Chavon,

I have so many fond memories of time spent with your mother. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. Please know my family will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Alice Martin Gilliland

September 23, 2011

I can hardly think of any one except for my own Mom and Dad who influenced me more. She was a constant part of my life growing up and I always knew she was in my corner. My life is considerabley better for having known her. I know your hearts must be breaking. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Andre Austin

September 23, 2011

Chavon,

This expression of sympathy comes with love. May God comfort you in His everlasting arms. May His peace fill you. May His promise of eternal life sustain you. Time moves on. Move on in Christ's hope. Because Christ lives, we shall live also.
Andre Austin
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