OBITUARY

Ivalene Wilson Allen

November 18, 1919December 29, 2011

Ivalene Wilson Allen, 92, of Lufkin, was born November 18, 1919 in Angelina County, Texas, the daughter of the late Sarah Effie (Allen) and William Deaton Wilson. She passed away Thursday, December 29, 2011 in a local hospice facility. Mrs. Allen was retired from the Lufkin State School. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and a great cook. She was a community caregiver, never met a stranger, and her door was always open to everyone. She was a member of Allentown United Pentecostal Church and loved her church and fellow members. Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Diann Smith and Shelby Jean Liles; son, Robert Allen; grandchildren, Ronda Sharp, Lynn Runnels, Deena Edwards, Brandon Fitts, Janine Sullivan, Gerald Smith, Joanie Taylor, Pam Tuttle, and Jimmy Liles; 16 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; sister, Sarah Elizabeth "Libby" Wilson; and a number of other family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Chester Allen; daughters, Syble Holsomback and Sharon "Bit" Fitts; and brother, Grady Wilson. Pallbearers will be Brandon Fitts, Gerald Smith, Jimmy Liles, William Lusk, Wayne Lusk and Leonard Tuttle. Services for Mrs. Allen were held on Monday, January 2, 2012 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Ray Pinner officiating. Interment followed in the Gann Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, January 2, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, January 1, 2012
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gresham lance

January 3, 2012

Nanny u will always be watching over me know i love u and i am sorry they would let me carry u but it will be ok ily and fly high and enjoy ur time with grandpal

Lusk Wayne & Norma

January 2, 2012

Nanny Allen will be missed by so many people...She will forever be in our hearts...God Bless...

Dot Lyons

January 2, 2012

My mother (Cleo) and Ivalene were good friends and she was an awesome lady. I remember taking Mother to visit her and them picking turnip greens before we left. It seems like you never left her house empty-handed. Wonderful memories of a wonderful woman. Remembering the family in my prayers.

Dot Lyons

Joe & Ann Wilson

January 2, 2012

Ivalene (Auntie) was such a secial lady, she will be greatly missed here on earth. She always had a welcoming smile and a kind word. We loved her very much.

The Tuttles

January 1, 2012

¦Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.

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