On January 12, 2019, God whispered, “Come to me” softly into Virginia Mae Duncan Allen’s ear and without hesitating, Virginia entered into her eternal rest.
Virginia was born on July 10, 1932 in Wadesboro, North Carolina to the late James and Beulah Cash Duncan. As a young woman, she moved to Thomasville, North Carolina where she began her working career at Thomasville Furniture Industry.
Planted in her faith, Virginia was a long active member of Friendship Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. H. N. Goode. Ministering to members with her angelic voice singing her favorite songs, “The long white robe” and “I’m a living testimony”. She will truly be missed.
Everyone loved “Bear” as family and friends called her. Her vibrant personality lit up the room. God blessed her with the gift of hospitality. She enjoyed feeding the community and welcoming people into her home. Shopping and cooking were two of her favorite hobbies. She loved spending quality time with her family.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Henry Allen, one son, Larry Duncan, two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Surviving to cherish precious memories are five daughters; Demetress Johnson of Thomasville, NC, Debra Allen Monk of High Point, NC, Veronica Allen and Donna Allen both of Thomasville, NC, and Dedra Allen of Lawrenceville, GA; one son, Henry Allen of Dover, DE; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; five great great- grandchildren; one godson, Calvin Kennedy; four sisters, Elizabeth Richardson of Charlotte, NC, Sarah Leak of Thomasville, NC, Edna Gordon of High Point, NC, and Emma (George) Smith of Winston-Salem, NC; one brother, Amos (Margaret) Duncan of Thomasville, NC; one son-in-law, John Monk of Jamestown, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.