Mr. Allen was a second father to me. He taught me so much and truly changed my life. During a very hard time in my life he didn't distance himself or his family from me, but embraced and supported me. He played a significant role in shaping who I am today. I will miss his wisdom, his encouragement, and definitely his humor. Thank you Lissa for sharing your daddy with me! Love to you, Vella, Tyson, and your mom, as well as the entire Allen family. He will most definitely be missed.