Hargrave Funeral Home

1031 Victor Ii Blvd, Morgan City, LA


Helene Irene Allen

February 15, 1931July 26, 2019

Helene Allen, age 88, a native of Irving, Tx, and a longtime resident of Morgan City was called to her heavenly home on Friday, July 26,2019. Helene loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where she had been secretary, Sunday School Director, a member of the choir, and Sunday breakfast chef. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Helene was an accomplished artist, and many of her works have been on exhibit at the Artist Guild building in Morgan City. She was a member of the Artist Guild Unlimited and was its president for several years. She taught art for many students of all ages, including teaching for over 25 years at Immanuel Christian School. Developing and expanding the love of artistic creation in others gave her joy. She completed a Bachelors degree in art from Nicholls State University. Helene also loved music. In addition to singing in church choirs from the time she was young, she was a member of the Baptist Singing Women, who toured the state singing sacred music. She was devoted to helping and supporting others who needed anything from a meal to prayers. Helene felt in touch with God when she was working in her garden. She enjoyed traveling and visited many countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Helene is greatly missed and lovingly remembered by two daughters and two sons: Reva Allen of Harlingen, Tx Virgil Allen and wife Kathy of Morgan City, Brian Allen and wife Tina of Moody, Al., and Ursula Plaisance and husband Dudley of Kilgore, Tx; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a sister Josephine Williams of Edinburg, Tx.; a brother Adolph Bannert of Los Fresnos, Tx. and a host of extended family members and friends. Helene was preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Helene Bannert; her loving husband Donald Vernon Allen , Sr; a beloved son, Donald Vernon Allen Jr; four brothers, William, John, Robert, and Daniel banner; and one sister Eleonore Dulaney. A wake will be held at Hargrave Funeral Home on Sunday, July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. Visitation will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church in Morgan City on Monday, July 29,2019 from noon to 2 p.m. followed by the celebration of a memorial service at 2p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Immanuel Christian School, 901 Fig St. in Morgan City, La. 70380; or Artist Guild Unlimited, 201 Everette St. in Morgan City, La. 70380.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, July 29, 2019
  • Services Monday, July 29, 2019


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Lionel Landry

July 30, 2019

Helene was such a good and loyal friend to my deceased sister, and I will always appreciate especially that about her.
She taught art to my sister, Gaylen, for as far back as I can recall, and the two were in and out of each other's homes, as well as both heavily involved in church.
I know that Helene is right now, happily visiting with Mr. Vernon, and pain and vertigo free, in His comfort and presence.

Chris Arceneaux

July 29, 2019

Virgil and the Allen Family. So sorry to hear if your loss. I remember your Mom being such an advocate of the local art community and a friend to our grandmother.

Barbara Evers

July 28, 2019

I work with Brian. He has always spoken so lovingly of his dear devoted, talented mother. She was a cherished treasure to her family.

May God give you all peace and comfort as you continue life on earth without Helene.

Barbara Evers
Birmingham, AL