OBITUARY

Gracie Marie Burch Allen

September 23, 1925June 6, 2011

WAYNESBORO

Gracie Marie Burch Allen, 85, of 2301 Mount Vernon Street died at 4:21 PM Monday, June 6, 2011 at Augusta Health.

She was born September 23, 1925, the daughter of the late Rufus and Mamie Lawhorne Burch of Buena Vista, Virginia.

She was married 66 years to the late Kenneth Ray Allen.

Survivors include a sister, Edna Coffey of Buena Vista, Virginia, a brother, Elwood “BO” Burch and his wife Edith Burch of Buena Vista, Virginia, a grandson, Ken Holley and his father Richard Holley of Charlottesville, Virginia.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a precious daughter, Annette Holley, four brothers, Lewis Burch, Kenneth “ZIP” Burch, Clayton “Jack” Burch and Garland “MUTT” Burch, all of Buena Vista, Virginia, two sisters, Virginia Loudermilk and Ammie Odell Sorrells.

Gracie was a member of The Church of God, where she held many positions in the church work, Choir Director, Sunday School Teacher, Treasurer, Lay Pastor and many more positions.

Gracie loved gospel music and wrote twenty five gospel songs. She was also a poet and the author of eleven poem books, “GEMS FROM HEAVEN”, also one book, “CHILDRESS POEMS”.

She loved to cook, crochet, knit and hand quilt.

She leaves this testimony: 11 Timothy Chapter 4 Verses 7 & 8 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of rightness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day, and not to me only, but unto them also that love his appearing."

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Augusta Memorial Park by Pastor Raymond Martin.

There will be no formal visitation at the funeral home. Family and friends may view and sign the guest book between 9:00 AM and 12 noon on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the funeral home.

Family members are asked to meet at the residence by 1:30 pm the day of the service to ride in procession to the cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes and Crematory.

Family and friends are invited to share memories, send condolences and sign the guest book at www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service Thursday, June 9, 2011

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • There will be no formal visitation, Family and friends may view and sign the guest book between 9:00 AM and 12 Noon on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the funeral home.
REMEMBERING

Gracie Marie Burch Allen

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JODI

June 10, 2011

WHAT A WONDERFUL LADY. I WILL MISS HER AT DIVTA.. WE WOULD TALK BEFORE AND AFTER HER TREATMENT TIME.SHE WAS A TRUE GIFT FROM GOD. I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.

Karin Roberts

June 9, 2011

You will always live in our hearts and prayers.

conley & doris daughtry

June 9, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Wayne Allen

June 8, 2011

Aunt Gracie was a special person, never a bad thing to say of anyone and always counted on the Lord. She will surely be missed. Our love and sympathies are with the rest of the family. Aunt Gracie you are well loved . Love you Wayne and Bertie Allen

Marvin and Brenda Thorne

June 8, 2011

Our deepest sympathy is with the family. Our son, Matt has mowed the Allens yard for years. She (and Mr. Allen) were wonderful people to know.
Her poem books have been a blessing to many.

David & Carolyn Rhodes

June 8, 2011

My Husband, David & Myself found Gracie on Monday in her vehicle and David did CPR. Our thoughts and prayers have been with her and her family ever since. RIP Gracie, I feel as though we have a new guardian angel looking over us! God Bless

Barry Simmons

June 8, 2011

Gracie was my oxygen patient at freedom respiratory.A very loving,caring,and dignified woman.She always had a nice word to say,no matter what the situation.She definitely loved her lord,and now she is with him.May GOD bless and comfort her family.You have my deepest condolences.

FROM THE FAMILY