“ I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith, Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness”
~II Timothy 4:7~
Our beloved Mary Helen Goode Allen, began her journey through life on Sunday, May 22, 1955. She was born in Emporia, Virginia to the union of the late Chester and Marie Goode Tillman.
Mary was educated in the Greensville County School System. On August 28, 1971, she united in Holy Matrimony to the love of her life, Robert Dear Allen. This union was blessed with one beautiful daughter, Ulanda.
Mary believed in God; the Father Almighty, who created heaven and earth. She possessed strong faith in Christ and did not waiver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, always acknowledging his presence. Having God as an integral part of her upbringing, Mary accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior early in life, and later joined the Church of Christ, located in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, where she served faithfully.
“When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.” On Wednesday, November 25, 2020; while in the care of River View on the Appomattox Nursing & Rehabilitation, Hopewell, Virginia; our dear loved one peacefully transitioned from this earthly tabernacle, to a building of God, a house not made with hand; eternal in the heavens.
“Though the clouds may hang over, there will be a brighter day. In that land, they call heaven, God shall wipe all tears away.” We who remain, struck by the bitter pain of death, but satisfied with the promise made by God, that he would wipe all tears from our eyes: loving husband, Robert Allen; wonderful daughter, Ulanda Atkins; three adorable grandchildren, Larry Goode, Conchetta Robertson (Jeremy) and Marquet Goode; five brilliant great-grandchildren, Ta’Lesia Robertson, EJ Robertson, Ja’Quarius Robertson, Alajah Robertson and Nevaeh Goode; beloved mother, Marie Tillman (Melvin); caring sisters and brother, Laverne Goode, Vanessa Goode and Leon Goode; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley Squire (Ernest), Lorraine Lambert (Napolean), Diane White (Alex), Elvis Allen (Ruth) and Donnell Allen (Hattie); nieces and nephews, Lakisha Lewis (Xavier), Latavia Goode and Larry Goode (Nieque); devoted friends, Sis. Bailey, Bro. Jones, Bro. Peebles, Vanessa and Tina; a host of other relatives and friends.
Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mrs. Allen's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.
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to the family of Mrs. Mary Helen Goode Allen.
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