Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Crestwood Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Cheryl Kim Allen, 55, of Houston, Texas (formerly of Gadsden), who passed away on Jan. 27, 2013. The Rev. Bruce Jenkins will officiate. Entombment will be in Crestwood's Mausoleum. Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home will direct.
Mrs. Allen was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and, especially, a loving grandmother and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her father, Farris Tensey; brother, Roger Underwood; and a grandson, Cameron Bryce Allen.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Bobby J. Allen, Houston; two sons, Bobby J. Allen and Coy J. Allen, both of Houston; two daughters, Cheryl K. (Mauricio Leal) Rodriguez and Shanna (Joshua) Garza, all of Houston; mother, Gladys June Underwood, Gadsden; grandchildren, Shaya L. Jones, Katelynn C. Jones, Coy J. Allen Jr., Damien I. Williams, Elijah A. Allen, Cayden J. Allen, Angel J. Garza and Ari G. Garza, all of Houston; two brothers, Ronald (Angie) Underwood and Donald (Romona) Underwood, both of Albertville; three sisters, Vicki (Jim) Bridenbaugh and Pamela Underwood, both of Gadsden, and Melody Leverett, Attalla. She also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.