Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland with Minister Andrew Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Cleveland Crossing Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2013, at W.S. Brandon Mortuary in Cleveland.
He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn Allen of Cleveland; daughter, Markita Allen of Cleveland; son, Mark Allen Jr. of Cleveland; sisters, Louise Allen and Deloise (Andrew) Smith, both of Cleveland, and Wilma Brown and Carolyn Chinnery, both of Bloomington, Ill.; brothers, Ned (Geraldine) Allen Jr., Jerry (Linda) Allen and Johnny Allen, all of Cleveland, Eddie Allen of East St. Louis, Ill., and Melvin (Vickery) Curry of Shaw.