Mr. LaQuinton Lydell Allen, 23, of Newport News, Va., departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at VCU/MCV Medical Center, Richmond, Va.
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He was the son of Tammy D. Allen and Gerald L. Crawley. He was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Evelyn L. Allen; great-grandmother, Evelyn Walker; great-grandmother, Rosa Lee Crawley; great-grandmother, Delia Allen; great-grandfather, Rufus Cook; great-grandfather, Howard Allen; great-great-grandmother, Lorna B. Walker; great-great-grandfather, Albert Walker Sr.; and other family members.
LaQuinton accepted Christ as his personal Savior. He was a devoted employee of the Historic Powathan Resort as a maintenance tech II for the last four years.
LaQuinton leaves to cherish his memory, his two sisters, Whitney Crawley and Shaniqua Crawley, both of Richmond, Va.; four brothers, Brandon Piggott, Deonte Piggott, Matthew Grant and DeSean Brown, all of Newport News, Va.; grandfather, William L. Allen Sr. of Prince George, Va.; one great-uncle, Richard Walker (Yvonne) of Hopewell, Va.; five uncles, William Allen Jr. and Lonnie Allen, both of Hopewell, Va., Lilton Crawley (Francine), Darryl Crawley and Robert Crawley, all of Charles City, Va.; four aunts, Helen Irving (Robert) of Prince George, Va., Mildred Allen, Shirley Allen and Minnie Harris (Glen), all of Hopewell, Va.; his mentor, father figure, leader and friend, Temper Piggott of Newport News; two devoted friends, Mary Arenas and Katrice Wade, both of Newport News, Va., and a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at the chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., the Rev. William H. Roberts, pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Hopewell, Va., eulogist. The interment to follow at the Appomattox Cemetery, Hopewell, Va.
The family will receive friends at 1544-A Piper Square, Hopewell, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-255-6347.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Allen www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Nov. 11 to Nov. 15, 2011