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Myrtle Virginia Allen

SoVaNow.com / January 08, 2013
Myrtle Virginia Allen, 75 of New York, and formerly of Townsville, N.C., entered eternal rest Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at Kings Harbor Care Center, Bronx, NY.

Mrs. Allen was born in Vance County, N.C., Oct. 3, 1937 to the late Ralph Sr. and Harriette Eugena Small. She received her early education in Vance County, N.C., and later relocated to New York City where she graduated from Julia Richman High School. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem, N.Y., and also attended Island Hill Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Allen. Cherishing her memories are two sons, Walter A. Allen and Mark M. Allen both of New York City; one daughter, LaFay N. Allen of Wendell, N.C., five grandchildren, Anthony E. Allen, Nicole C. Judge, Maurice M. Judge, Marquis D. Allen and Tamia L. Allen; four great-grandchildren, TIjon, Paris, Little Anthony and Aliyah; two brothers, Ralph Small of Townsville, NC and Dennis Small of Oxford, N.C., two sisters, Mary S. Terry of Plainfield, N.J., and Helen Reid of Oxford, one brother-in-law, John Terry and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral was held Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Island Hill Christian Church with Rev. John Jefferson Sr. officiating. Burial followed in Meadowview Memorial Park

Arrangements are by C.H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com.

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