January 14, 1925 – June 18, 2020
Mrs. Evelyn Willis Allen, age 95 of Lake City, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020, loving wife of 35 years to James Edmund Allen, Sr.. She was born in Atlanta to the late Benjamin and Marie Price. Evelyn graduated from Brown Girls High School in Atlanta and was a member of Capitol View Baptist Church. Mrs. Allen is survived by her children: Sylvia Ludlow of LaGrange; Gail Lassiter of McDonough and the late Leon W. Lassiter, Jr., and James and Lynn Edmund Allen, Jr. of Hampton; daughter by love: Katherine "Kathy" and Tommy Smisson and their son, John Honaker; grandsons: Paul Timothy Ludlow, Jr., Scott Alan Ludlow, Lee Michael Lassiter, Jeffrey Todd Lassiter, Kevin Timothy Allen, and Kyle Joseph Allen; great grandchildren: Nicholas, Cassidy, Garrett, Austin, Tiffany, and Morgan; great great grandchildren: Aiden, Maverick, and Caroline. She was predeceased by her beloved sisters: Kathryn Price, Mary Jones Higdon, and Jeanette Price Graham. A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 2:00 PM at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. Friends may visit the family Thursday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the funeral home.
Visitation - Haisten Funeral Home
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Graveside - Westview Cemetery
Thursday, June 25, 2020
June 24, 2020
You were the grandma everyone deserves. Your constant joy and humor resonated with everyone you met. I learned from you how important it is to be yourself, regardless of what people think. I’m not always comfortable being myself, but you always loved me for who I was and will always be. You always called yourself tacky and an old haint, but everyone knows you were neither of the two. (Although I still don’t know what an old haint is, I know you were not one.) Your kindness, poise and humor impacted our entire family...not to mention your amazing oatmeal.
I miss playing eye spy, and watching Wheel of Fortune with you. I miss going to the park and walking the trail while having to ‘swing our arms’ for better exercise. I miss organizing your shoe closet, because you always had at least 30 pair (you’re the reason I love shoes).
You’ve taught me so much about love and acceptance, and I hope I can spread as much joy as you’ve given the world.
Every time I saw you, you reassured me that I could come to you for anything. I love you.
June 22, 2020
Cassidy....Papa Richard & Grammy Jean sends condolences for the loss of your dear great grandmother as well to the rest of the family!!!
June 22, 2020
Maws, I will never forget the day we went “shopping” ( I won’t tell). It was such a hot summer day. We turned the corner into a major highway, and just like that, the car died. After so many years of “getting by”, it finally caught up to you. We had run out of gas. You took off walking to the gas station (after telling me to stay with the car); like I was going to let you walk down that highway alone. So here I am right behind you and you’re still saying you can’t believe you ran out of gas. Anybody that knows you knows otherwise! We had a good ending though because this nice female Atlanta police lady picked us up and took us to the store and back to the car. Your biggest concern in all of this was “don’t tell Eddie” because he was always on you about running low on gas. And, I have to mention the time John wanted a quarter for the horse at Roses. No need to say more but none of us will ever forget and how many times we have laughed over that during the years.
Maws, you meant the world to me and the world is a better place because you were in it. Will hold you in my heart forever sweet Evelyn.
June 21, 2020
Every time I think about you, I smile. I didn’t have to think long or hard about this memory because it’s always the first one that pops up.
One hot summer day, Kyle and I were with you and we went thrift shopping. As we were leaving a store while getting our typical “don’t you tell ANYONE that I shop here!” spiel, you stepped in some chewing gum right before we got into the car. But you didn’t realize you had stepped into chewing gum until you pressed both the gas and break and put your foot down on the floor. (Don’t forget, this was a hot GA summer day, and needless to say, this was the first time we had ever heard you use profanities) You got out of the car with a napkin to wipe the gum off of your shoe while Kyle and I were in the back seat of your car cackling! You kept telling us to be quiet while you tried to clean that gooey mess, but it just became funnier. Once your shoes were clean, you got back into the car and immediately forgot about the gum that was still strung across the pedals and floorboard. (Cue more profanities) at that point, Kyle and I had erupted into an uncontrollable laughter which only made you more irritated. Finally you were able to clean most of the gum off and we left the thrift store parking lot and finished our day with a dipped cone. I know that was such a headache for you, but that will forever and always be my favorite memory with you. I love you so much MawMaw.
June 20, 2020
where do I begin.... No matter how good or bad my days were going just by seeing and talking to you, you made them the best. You were so loving and beautiful although you always doubted your own beauty. From family cookouts for the holidays to me just coming down to Georgia you were the one person I always wanted to be around. I will forever miss and love you, I know all the pain is gone now I just wish I could be in your presence again.
June 20, 2020
Prayers for the Allen family. Maw Maw was a special lady. She was always so sweet and welcoming to me. And oh so funny. She will be missed. Love, Karen
June 19, 2020
The Bible calls death an enemy in 1Corinthians 15:26. I’m so sorry for your great loss. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus taught us to pray for God’s Kingdom to come because He knew it would intervene to solve all mankind’s problems even sickness and death. (Revelation 21:3-5 & Daniel 2:44).
June 19, 2020
My maws was one of the sweetest people you could ever meet. She always was singing to her grandkids and making us laugh. She was so silly. We had this running joke about her riding home from the store from a buggy tied to the back of the car. (You had to be there) lol. I’m so glad that she was such a big part of my childhood and will be forever grateful for the time I was able to spend with her and that she was able to meet my daughter before she passed. We loved to go to maws house and have her make us her oatmeal (she made the best). I’m so grateful for the beach trip we had to Florida back in 2011 as a family. We had such a great time. That’s how I’ll always love to remember her... happy, smiling, sitting on a beach.