One year. I miss you still my friend. Not a day goes by without a thought of you. Miss your smile and our talks. Things have changed so much without you here. You were a true friend. Love to The Allen Family. I know this time must be hard. You are all in my prayers.
Starry Starry Night. But I could have told you Vincent, this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you. I miss you so much my dear friend.
Your anniversary is near and as others think of you as passing, I think of you as being reborn. No more night, no more pain, no more tears, never crying again. You now live in the light of the risen Lamb.
I still pray for your family to find peace and comfort knowing that you are with our Father, in Heaven.
I love and miss you so.
Hi Sweetheart, Happy 31st Birthday. Sorry but I can't even smile. DADDY and I are at PORTOFINO where Daddy had some meetings. I can't smile today son... Nothing comes but either zombie-like starring or tears. I don't even want to be happy. Lord forgive me. Daddy and I have cried off and on all day..... We can't help it. I think we're going to Destin to just get out... I love you son...it still hurts worse than anything I've ever had to experience. I know the days with God are supposed to be like mili-seconds... So..... Happy birthday (your 6th month) in heaven....always mom xoxoxo
My Dear Sweet Ben... I'm trying to give everything to the Lord. I wouldn't want you to have to come back to severe asthma and seizures,for I know you are so well now and that you get to sit at GOD'S right hand. But, it is still so very hard. I miss you so. It hits me at the weirdest moments. And always unannounced. I need to share the strength that I know God has given you now. Please stay close to me...for everyday has a moment. I am asking friends and family to leave a message for you Thursday, September 15th, so that I may add to your BIG Memory Book I am going to make for your precious little girls... Lilly and Anniston. Son, I have found out that you have "touched" soo many people in your lifetime in such a beautiful way... I was and still am so proud of you. Your were my heart and still are. I Love you more and more each day! I pray that Daddy and I will be able to celebrate your 31st Birthday with Joy that you are healed of any hurt and that God is so proud of you. You were a sweet son and Wonderful Father! I miss you sweetheart. I yearn to hear your voice or feel your warm hugs. .......Forever your mom....xoxoxo
John, Kath and Family,
I think of you all a lot. My prayers are with you and hope the days are getting better. We know he is at rest now.
Ben Allen-young, handsome, intelligent, personable, with a smile like the sun rise. We tend to wonder "WHY" he left us at such a young age. I believe that each of us has an earthly mission and we will not leave this earth until we complete it. Some complete their mission early, some later, Ben completed his mission early. Every life he touched was enriched. When your earthly mission is complete and God calls you home, rest assured, BEN WILL BE WAITING TO WELCOME YOU HOME. This is from my heart for Love, Peace, and God's Richest Blessings to you..COUSIN TUNY
You were my friend and I miss you.
Dearest Ben, Today was Mother's Day. The day was a good day with family. I tried to stay as busy as possible....until now. In the quietness of this evening I realized that you were not coming home tonight. I live and breathe through photos of you...waiting for you to come into the room and say,...."You worry too much Mom....It's gonna be alright... Don't worry, I Love You, GOD'S got this! Give it to Him... Let it go..." It seems as though if I let the tears come, which is usually everyday, it's only for a little while. It's horrible and intense and seems to last forever...but Ben, writing to you here, enables me to deal with this terrible heartache, a little bit at a time and I am in the hopes that, just maybe, my writings might help someone else in dealing with their
bereavement. I know, if GOD has brought us "To IT".... HE will bring us "Through IT"..... I am blessed. Watch over your Precious Brothers and their Families.......and of course your little girls. I Love You my son... " Good Night... "Sweet Prince"....mom xoxoxo
My Precious Ben, I love you soo very much.I know Jesus is at the right hand of Our Lord and that you are at the Lord's left. Baby, I miss you so terribly.You were taken much too soon! I cry everyday...hoping that My grief for you, will be as normal as it possibly can be. I will write you everyday my "Beloved"....as do I pray for you everyday. I pray that I will daily be the most humblest and the most Christian example of a grandparent to your two "Beautiful" little girls...."Lilly Katharine" and "Anniston Judith"!They will always find PEACE here at their Boo Boo's & Paw Paw's
home. Your presence will ALWAYS be in this home, along with your Love,Strength, and Tenderness.Both Lilly and Anniston will always know your LOVE is not only here at home but with them EVERYDAY, for the rest of their lives. Guide me sweetheart to where you need me to be. Please wrap your wonderfully BIG STRONG arms around me each day as I try to live a tender and loving life, always atuned to GOD'S wisdom. I love you my Precious Child.You are in my heart FOREVER...My "BELOVED".....Always and forever your loving mom...........
John, Kath & family,
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord lift His countenance upon and give you peace.
May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you and may He hold you gently in the palm of His hand.
With love & prayers,
Lindsey & Gail White
John,Kath and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The Allen family holds a special place in my heart. Mary Morgan Norville
Ben's smile would light a room and his hugs made any day better. Kath and John when he talked about you, he would get this quirky little grin on his face and you could tell how much he loved the two of you. I love you and am praying for God to Comfort you and Bless you.
John,Kath and Family:
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family through this difficult time.
Ronnie and Rhonda Miller
Chan and Matt Paschal
thecityNEWS (Jackson Tenn)
Although I only knew him for a year, we had many conversations together. He always talked of how he wished he could be a better father. He would show me pictures of them and told stories about trick or treating with them. I knew that he loved his kids. I'll miss seeing him and talking with him. A whole army of prayer warriors are praying for you. ???????
Dear Allen Family,
We were so sorry to hear about Ben. May the sorrow you now feel soon be replaced with fond memories you have of Ben. If God leads you to it, He will see you through it.
Dear Kath & John,
Mother called this evening and shared your sad news of Ben's passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope and pray that your faith will sustain you, bring you closer together, lift you up and guide you through the days ahead.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
All our Love,
Kath and John and family,
my prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy Newman
Kath I'm so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family.
Mr and Mrs. Allen, I don't know if you remember us but you and your boys coached my two kids in baseball for many years, Keenan and Colby McMillion. We are so sorry for your loss. Please, please, if there is anything we can do just let us know. 731-616-7560
Nick and all your family, I am thinking of you in this terrible time.
I am so sorry for your loss and pray that you find comfort in the memories you have of Ben. May God bless you all.
May the Lord, put his arms around your Family, in your time of need.
DEAR KATH AND JOHN:
MY HEART AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.MAY GOOD GIVE YOU COMFORT AT THIS TIME
SUSAN PIERCE, RN
Our hearts are hurting for each of you. We hope that knowing that there are others who have you in their thoughts and prayers will help comfort you. We pray that Ben is living in peace and that time will help heal your and our hearts. With loving sympathy, Barb and Woody
My condolences to Ben and his family.
Phillip and I are holding all your family in our prayers. May the Lord surround you and comfort you in this difficult time.
Phillip and Cheryl Lovett