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Waverly R. Allen Sr.

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Waverly R. AllenRosedale, NY -Waverly R. Allen, Sr., Minister Al Walee Shabazz, of Rosedale, NY passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012. He was born in Newport News in 1933 and upon graduation from Huntington High School in 1952, he traveled to New York where he lived until his death.Waverly was aspired to define himself especially after working in a ball point pen factory and several sweatshops. He managed to own and operate his restaurant with a Muslim cuisine before he found his calling as a dietician at the Maimondes Hospital for 35 years until his retirement. He was a faithful member of the Nation of Islam where he became a minister in 1995. He received certificates in paralegal, public speaking, insurance field and expanded his knowledge in other areas through out his years including real estate.He was preceded in death by his father, Whit Allen; his mother, Daisy Clark Allen Dickerson; his sister, Rosie Allen Lynch; brothers, Arman C. Allen and Joe Nathan Allen and Daughter, Karen Allen.Waverly is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cottie Jones Allen; his children, daughters, Sheila Casseus (Ronald) of Annville, PA and Wanda Scicere (Andrea) of Queens and son, Waverly, Jr,; sisters, Marie Allen Newman and Lizzie Allen Bunn of Hampton, VA; brothers, Robert W. Allen (Shirley) of Lithonia, GA and Freddie B. Allen (Audrey) of Newport News, VA; 6 grandchildren Aishah, Nikeema, Maliwa, Katiti, Chatao and Jamez and 3 great grandchildren.The family will receive friends for viewing on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 9:00am. The services will began at 11:00 am the burial will precede immediately after the services.Arrangements are under the care of Crowe's Funeral Homes,107-44 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435.View and post condolences on the online webpage (crowesfuneralhomes.com)
Published in Daily Press on Dec. 27, 2012
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