Lois P. Allen

October 22, 1924December 6, 2010

Lois Elizabeth Patterson “Pat” Allen, 86, departed this life on Monday, December 6, 2010. She was a resident at The Courtyards of Berne Village in New Bern, NC.

She was formerly of Greensboro, NC where she worked as a Registered Nurse at Moses Cone Hospital. After retirement, Pat continued her passion for nursing by working in a Family Practice office and later for the Masonic Eastern Star Home. She was also an active member of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA). A member of Magnolia Street Baptist Church, she sang in the Chancel Choir and served on the church council.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence E. (BO) Allen; her son, Andy Allen; and brothers, Nelson and Carl Patterson. She is survived by sons, Larry Allen and partner Scott Bell of Pittsburgh, PA, and David Allen and wife Jan of Jacksonville, NC; and daughter, Gin Monroe and husband Zan of New Bern. What a loving, devoted “Pat Pat” and “Granny Pat” she was to her grandchildren, Bo Allen and wife Lesley of New Bern, Chris Allen of Washington, DC, Kasey Allen of Charlotte, NC, Allen Monroe of Fayetteville, NC and Lindsay Monroe of Raeford, NC; and her two great grandchildren, Drew and Brooks Allen. Pat is also survived by a loving sister, Hazel Stone (Jim) of Siler City, NC; brothers, James Patterson (Susan) of Siler City and Lee Patterson (MarySue) of Sanford, NC and a loving sister-in-law, Jeanette Patterson of Broadway, NC, along with many special nieces and nephews. Special thanks to devoted friends, Pat McLean of Greensboro and Ann Brown of New Bern.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the Reidlawn Cemetery, Reidsville, NC where she will be interred.

Memorial Contributions in Pat’s memory may be made to Magnolia Baptist Church, 1202 Magnolia Street, Greensboro, NC 27405 or to a charity of your choice.


  • Graveside Service Monday, December 13, 2010

Lois P. Allen

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December 17, 2010

Dear Larry, David and Gin,Pat and I worked together in the Cone Family Practice Center with the Family Practice Residency program. She was a wonderful person and a pleasure to work with. Our head RN , Renie Ledwell and I became good friends with her and continued seeing her even after we all left Cone. We spoke of her many times after she left Greensboro and missed her. The weather and health kept us from attending the service for which I am sorry. Know that she was a very special person and I am fortunate to have known her and y'all. I send you my sympathies and love and wish all of you well. Love,George T. Wolff, MD

Bo Allen

December 11, 2010

Having Pat-Pat for a grandmother is unforgettable and she will forever have a special place in my heart. She always took interest in our lives and made every effort to make us feel special—all the time! My mind is flooded with all the treasured memories we shared. No matter the event, from minor sports or school accomplishments, Pat-Pat always recognized them in a special way. As a child she was famous for sending us “special” cards throughout the years that always had a little cash stuffed inside letting us know she was thinking of us. Pat-Pat was also an awesome cook and always cooked our favorites when we visited. She made the best breakfasts, banana pudding and peach pies! Through the years I realized and respected her strength and unwavering faith. No matter the event you never heard her complain and she always found a way to shed light in dull situations. She was the most compassionate and loving person I have known and always greeted us with open arms and a smiling face. Her physical presence in our lives will be terribly missed but never forgotten. I am blessed to have such a wonderful person in my life, which she impacted more than she or I ever knew. Heaven is lucky to have such a wonderful person. Pat-Pat you are loved and missed greatly—you are the best!
We love you!!!
Bo, Lesley, Drew & Brooks

December 10, 2010


Marsha Wray Lowry

December 10, 2010

I met your Mother, as a result of her friendship through Cone Nursing with my deceased Mother Elaine Wray. When Mama was on her way to a brighter world...Your Mama was one of a great group of nurses who ran the schedule for Making sure Mama was never alone in the hospital...and that she got excellant nursing care. Pat McLean was in this group also. I will remember her for quitely and calmly helping folks feel at ease. She just had a way about her, that was soothing. Heaven has gained another nurse from a wonderful era of "white hose, shoes, dress uniform and Nursing School Cap days." We will always remember her with great fondness.
With much respect, Marsha Wray Lowry, Cal (Buzzy) Wray

Steve, Pattie, Hannah, Leah and Micah Turner

December 9, 2010

No one could give me hugs like Aunt Lois. I knew I was loved. She was always so good to me and to my family. I will miss her, her sweet smile and sweet spirit. I love you, Aunt Lois.
Dave and Larry you and your families have been and will continue to be in my family's thoughts and prayers.

Lee & Mary Sue Patterson

December 9, 2010

Larry and Dave, your mom's legacy lives on through you. What an inspiration she was! We will miss her smiling face and arms always open to embrace. Yet, we rejoice that God in His mercy, allowed Lois to celebrate this Christmas in His very presence.
You and your families are in our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers.

Fran Patterson

December 9, 2010

I will truly miss all the many, many, many hugs and kisses that Aunt Lois so generously gave during our visits together and she did so enjoy giving them. My heart hurts at our loss but rejoices in the fact that she is now whole again and will spend this Christmas at the feet of Jesus with our other loved ones that have gone before us- what a way to spend Christmas. Love and hugs to Dave and Larry and their families you are in my prayers. Love you Aunt Lois-you will be missed. Fran