OBITUARY

Beverly Thomas Allen

August 3, 1950June 8, 2021
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Charlotte - Beverly Allen, 70, passed away on June 8, 2021. She was born August 3, 1950 in Charlotte, a daughter of the late Roy W. and Edna Whitfield Thomas.

Beverly was a graduate of East Mecklenburg High School, class of 1968, and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, class of 1972. She worked for Catalytic Engineering, Duke Energy and with her husband at Russell Allen & Associates.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Russell "Russ" Allen; brother, Russell “Rusty” Thomas (Cindy) and their children, Sarah Patrick (Jeshua) and their children Elizabeth and Michael, Erin Williams (Wesley) and their daughter Olivia, James Thomas (Brittany); brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Randall “Randy” Allen (Lynn) and their children Chad Allen, Meredith Allen Speas (Matthew) and their daughter Lillian “Lil” Speas.

The service to celebrate and honor her life will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in the chapel of McEwen Myers Park, 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10:00-10:45 am prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury Care at Aldersgate Retirement Community and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  • Service to Celebrate and Honor Beverly's Life

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Simona Rodriguez

June 22, 2021

There's so many different words I can use to describe Beverly Allen. Caring, loving, encouraging, selfless. but the one word that truly describes her is Amazing! Beverly was an amazing woman and I thank God I was able to be a part of her life.
I spent 8 years caring for Ms. Beverly and every moment of that time was filled with laughter, some tears, and lots of love. She was more than someone I cared for, she was family. We shared special moments and milestones; she watched my family grow; she gave me advice when I needed it and told me when I was wrong. She pushed me to be a better me, and I'm forever grateful. There were times when I would have to catch myself because life wasn't going the way I wanted, and I would think life didn't go the way Beverly wanted, but she made the best out of it because that's who she was.
If I can take anything from the time we shared together, I will always remember to keep pushing, even when I feel like crying, and to always love hard, because that's the way Ms. Beverly lived. It was an honor to be her friend. I will always hold her close to my heart; she will truly be missed. I love you always, Ms. Beverly!

Kaitlin C.

June 21, 2021

I will always remember the fond memories I have helping Beverly water the plants she kept by her window. We both shared a love for plants and flowers and we talked about it often. She was always so very appreciative of my help. I'll always remember the fun times we had making wreaths, playing balloon volleyball, and working on crossword puzzles together. Every time I passed by her door, she always waved and greeted me so warmly. I am so grateful to have met and gotten to know such a wonderful and strong person!!
-Kaitlin C.
Asbury Life Enrichment Assistant

Rev. Denise Hopper

June 21, 2021

Beverly was a ray of sunlight. She always greeted me with a smile and immediately asked how I was doing. And she truly wanted to know because her heart embraced everyone who came to her room. How easy it is to be positive and hopeful in good health, but Beverly taught us how to be grateful and positive regardless of our circumstances. When I think of Beverly it will always be with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eyes. My heart hurts at her passing but her inspiration will live on. May God bring comfort to all who knew and loved Beverly.
Rev. Denise Hopper
Chaplain, Asbury

Keo Souvannaleuth

June 21, 2021

I remember the very first day I met Mrs. Allen and I truly love this story!
It was my first couple months at Asbury and I decided to come in early one Monday to start the week off right. As I walked into Asbury, Mrs. Beverly’s door was the only door open at 6:30am. I stuck my head in and sure enough, she was awake. She waved for me to come inside so she could take a better look at who was peeking in her doorway. I bounced into her room and wished her, “HAPPY MONDAY, MRS. ALLEN”! She jumped out of her skin and said, “Well, aren’t you a ray of sunshine when there is no sunshine at 6:30 in the morning?” She stared at me with big eyes and a childish grin as she chuckled. Her spirit filled my heart with joy.
This was the start of a wonderful friendship that continued with a daily ritual of pop ups and knocks on windows. Best thing, every time I visited her she would always try and find something for me to do for her since she knew I love sneaking. We would share laughter and good books to read with each other. Don’t tell Mr. Allen, but she would ask him to bring her chocolate so she could share it with me as I don’t like lemon Nekot like she does. Now, that is a true friend!
When COVID hit the world, Mrs. Allen never spoke of how much she missed her family, but her eyes opened bright and cheerfully every time we would facetime her with Mr. Allen. The way she twinkled her toes when she got to see him, was the
cutest thing in the world to me. She would laugh at my corny jokes and silly dances all day, every day. It never failed that she would asked how I was and how my day was going, but she would never complain about anything or if she was feeling bad. Through it all, I cherish every moment with her. She was my sunshine where there was no sunshine.
Ÿ Love,
Keo Souvannaleuth
Asbury Medical Records

Jennifer Burdeshaw, BSN, RN

June 21, 2021

I will always remember Mrs. Allen for her constant smile and easy-going nature. Any time I would visit her or have something “clinical”/nursing to do, we would gladly share dry-witted comments to lessen the task at hand. One of the most kind and cooperative residents ever. She is missed!

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