OBITUARY

Ben Allen

September 15, 1980March 28, 2011

Benjamin P. Allen, age 30 of Jackson, passed away Monday at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 2 p.m., at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, with Dr. John Bonson and Dr. Barry Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Ben was born on September 15th, 1980 to Mr. John H. Allen and Katharine Roberg Allen. He was an Electrician, and worked for John H. Allen Company. He was a devoted son, brother, and father to his two daughters, Lilly Katharine Allen and Anniston Judith Allen. Ben graduated from the University School of Jackson, playing four years of varsity baseball. He continued his education at Murray State University and Jackson State Community College, graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Other than his parents and his two daughters, he is survived by two brothers, John “Nick” Allen (Melanie) and Joshua David Allen (Celia), both of Jackson, and one grandmother, Mrs. Genevieve L. Roberg. He was preceded in death by three grandparents, John A. Roberg, George N. Allen and Larue Allen. A visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons, (731) 427-5555; www.georgeasmithandsons.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 31, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 1, 2011
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Friend

March 28, 2012

One year. I miss you still my friend. Not a day goes by without a thought of you. Miss your smile and our talks. Things have changed so much without you here. You were a true friend. Love to The Allen Family. I know this time must be hard. You are all in my prayers.

Downtown Friend

February 27, 2012

Starry Starry Night. But I could have told you Vincent, this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you. I miss you so much my dear friend.
Your anniversary is near and as others think of you as passing, I think of you as being reborn. No more night, no more pain, no more tears, never crying again. You now live in the light of the risen Lamb.
I still pray for your family to find peace and comfort knowing that you are with our Father, in Heaven.
I love and miss you so.

Ben Allen

September 15, 2011

Hi Sweetheart, Happy 31st Birthday. Sorry but I can't even smile. DADDY and I are at PORTOFINO where Daddy had some meetings. I can't smile today son... Nothing comes but either zombie-like starring or tears. I don't even want to be happy. Lord forgive me. Daddy and I have cried off and on all day..... We can't help it. I think we're going to Destin to just get out... I love you son...it still hurts worse than anything I've ever had to experience. I know the days with God are supposed to be like mili-seconds... So..... Happy birthday (your 6th month) in heaven....always mom xoxoxo

September 13, 2011

My Dear Sweet Ben... I'm trying to give everything to the Lord. I wouldn't want you to have to come back to severe asthma and seizures,for I know you are so well now and that you get to sit at GOD'S right hand. But, it is still so very hard. I miss you so. It hits me at the weirdest moments. And always unannounced. I need to share the strength that I know God has given you now. Please stay close to me...for everyday has a moment. I am asking friends and family to leave a message for you Thursday, September 15th, so that I may add to your BIG Memory Book I am going to make for your precious little girls... Lilly and Anniston. Son, I have found out that you have "touched" soo many people in your lifetime in such a beautiful way... I was and still am so proud of you. Your were my heart and still are. I Love you more and more each day! I pray that Daddy and I will be able to celebrate your 31st Birthday with Joy that you are healed of any hurt and that God is so proud of you. You were a sweet son and Wonderful Father! I miss you sweetheart. I yearn to hear your voice or feel your warm hugs. .......Forever your mom....xoxoxo

Cecile Wells

August 30, 2011

John, Kath and Family,
I think of you all a lot. My prayers are with you and hope the days are getting better. We know he is at rest now.

A Heartfelt Message

August 30, 2011

Cousin Tuny

August 30, 2011

Ben Allen-young, handsome, intelligent, personable, with a smile like the sun rise. We tend to wonder "WHY" he left us at such a young age. I believe that each of us has an earthly mission and we will not leave this earth until we complete it. Some complete their mission early, some later, Ben completed his mission early. Every life he touched was enriched. When your earthly mission is complete and God calls you home, rest assured, BEN WILL BE WAITING TO WELCOME YOU HOME. This is from my heart for Love, Peace, and God's Richest Blessings to you..COUSIN TUNY

stan

August 26, 2011

You were my friend and I miss you.

Kath Allen

May 9, 2011

Dearest Ben, Today was Mother's Day. The day was a good day with family. I tried to stay as busy as possible....until now. In the quietness of this evening I realized that you were not coming home tonight. I live and breathe through photos of you...waiting for you to come into the room and say,...."You worry too much Mom....It's gonna be alright... Don't worry, I Love You, GOD'S got this! Give it to Him... Let it go..." It seems as though if I let the tears come, which is usually everyday, it's only for a little while. It's horrible and intense and seems to last forever...but Ben, writing to you here, enables me to deal with this terrible heartache, a little bit at a time and I am in the hopes that, just maybe, my writings might help someone else in dealing with their
bereavement. I know, if GOD has brought us "To IT".... HE will bring us "Through IT"..... I am blessed. Watch over your Precious Brothers and their Families.......and of course your little girls. I Love You my son... " Good Night... "Sweet Prince"....mom xoxoxo

Kath Allen

May 4, 2011

My Precious Ben, I love you soo very much.I know Jesus is at the right hand of Our Lord and that you are at the Lord's left. Baby, I miss you so terribly.You were taken much too soon! I cry everyday...hoping that My grief for you, will be as normal as it possibly can be. I will write you everyday my "Beloved"....as do I pray for you everyday. I pray that I will daily be the most humblest and the most Christian example of a grandparent to your two "Beautiful" little girls...."Lilly Katharine" and "Anniston Judith"!They will always find PEACE here at their Boo Boo's & Paw Paw's
home. Your presence will ALWAYS be in this home, along with your Love,Strength, and Tenderness.Both Lilly and Anniston will always know your LOVE is not only here at home but with them EVERYDAY, for the rest of their lives. Guide me sweetheart to where you need me to be. Please wrap your wonderfully BIG STRONG arms around me each day as I try to live a tender and loving life, always atuned to GOD'S wisdom. I love you my Precious Child.You are in my heart FOREVER...My "BELOVED".....Always and forever your loving mom...........