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Asheville - Geraldine "Geri" Alnora Lee Allen, 87, went to be with her Lord on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehab.
A native of Buncombe County, she was a Sales Lady at J.C. Penney's and was a member of New Morgan Hill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Allen was the daughter of the late Wesley Burton Lee and Hattie Edith Fryar Lee and wife of Rev. James Andrew "Jim" Allen, Jr. who died December 2, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her sons, Audie Dean Allen and Larry James Allen; brother, Charles Lee and sister, Juanita Vardiman.
Surviving are her son, Phil Allen and wife Helen of Candler; daughters-in-law, Ardele Allen of Asheville and Taunya Allen of Oak Island; brother, James Lee and wife Jerry of Raleigh; 7 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren and step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in the chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Ian Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 12:45 to 1:45 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.
To sign Mrs. Allen's guestbook online, go to "Memorials" at www.andersrice.com.
Anders-Rice Funeral Home & Cremation Center
1428 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 25, 2014