Vernelle B. Allen of Dowling Park, Florida passed away on Monday,
February 20, 2012, at Haven Hospice in Lake City, after a two month
struggle with melanoma. She was born in Sanford, Florida, on July 31,
1937 to Ira and Charity Brewer.
Mrs. Allen was married to the late Louie C. Allen. She was a public
school teacher in the Suwannee County School System for 30 years. She
was very active in her church, the Midway Church of God, where she
served as pastor’’s assistant and coordinated many outreach programs
for the church. After her retirement, she was a certified volunteer
prison chaplain for prisons in Madison and Live Oak.
Mrs. Allen is survived by two sisters, LaVerne Lewis and LaJuan
Boully, as well as two children, Jeanette Allen and Timothy Allen,
four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at graveside at 10:00 am, Saturday,
February 25, 2012, at the Dowling Park Historic Cemetery, Dowling Park, Florida with Rev. Retis Flowers officiating.
The service will be followed by a public reception at the Dowling Park Church of God Fellowship Hall.
Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., of Live Oak and Branford, FL in charge of arrangements.