OBITUARY

Irene "Jill" Allen

July 23, 1925November 3, 2012

Irene “Jill” Allen passed away quietly on November 3, 2012 in Raleigh. She now resides in the embracing arms of her beloved mother Martha, father Eugene and brother Jack, all of whom preceded her in death.

Jill will be fondly remembered for her vibrant personality and her whimsical attitude toward life. Everyone in her family will agree that she was a welcome addition and a delightful presence at whatever event she attended.

After attending St. Mary’s College in Raleigh for 2 years she went on to become a proud graduate of the University of Alabama and a devoted employee of Eastern Airlines until her retirement in 1987. Her employment with Eastern served as a springboard for her many travels throughout the world and blessed her with many lasting friendships. Jill also valued those friends and acquaintances she garnered as a lifetime member of the congregation at Christ Episcopal Church and as a member of the Pilot Club of Raleigh.

She is survived and will be sorely missed by her aunt Mrs. Frank Mock of Kinston, NC, her nieces and nephews located in California and Alaska, and her extensive list of relatives in the states of North Carolina, Maryland and Florida.

All who can will remember those animated chats with Jill that always seemed to last well into the wee hours of the morning. May she forever live in our hearts.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11am at Christ Church, 120 East Edenton Street, Raleigh. Burial will be held at Historic Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Christ Church, 120 East Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27601.

Arrangements by Brown- Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary’s St. Raleigh.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2012
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November 9, 2012

Sending my sympathy in the loss of a dear classmate and friend for many years. Sincerely, Jean Anderson

Carolyn O'Brien

November 7, 2012

Jill was a sweetheart.

Bibi Tucker

November 7, 2012

What a joy Jill was - I will remember her for her loving participation in all the Williamson events and the delight she took in being there. I loved her sneaking cigarettes and having a glass of wine. She was comfortable with all ages and they were comfortable with her. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was simply delightful to be around. Several years ago, she gave me a lovely, old tapestry handbag because I had admired it once. I will continue to treasure it as I do my memories of Jill. She was the last of that generation for me and she is not only with her own family, she is now with her extended family and friends. My heartfelt sympathy is with her family.

FROM THE FAMILY