Our little angel, baby Makayla Nichelle Allen peacefully entered into eternal rest in the loving arms of her mother and father on March 6, 2012.
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Makayla laughed and smiled throughout her 2½ months bringing joy and happiness to everyone she touched.
She is being greeted in Heaven by her great-grandparents, Raymond L. Allen, Shirley M. Allen, Rickey R. Reese and Sabryna Shamberger.
She will be mourned on Earth by her parents, Troy D. Allen Jr. and Latashia T. Allen; maternal grandmother, Tonya Davis; maternal grandfather, John Davis (Malinda Joyner); paternal grandfather, Troy D. Allen Sr. (April Pugh); paternal grandmother, Kimberly Reese (Donald Wyche); maternal great-grandparents, Leo and Flossie Henderson; paternal great-grandfather, John A. Shamberger; four aunts, Raveen Reese, Quiana Johnson, Tamika Davis and Katelynn Allen; four uncles, Jevon Joyner, Anthony Johnson, Tre-Quan Allen and Amhria Allen. She is also survived by numerous great-aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family; dedicated grandparents, Elbert and Barbara Wyche; one godsister, Little Miss Danasia M. Jackson;and aunt, Annie M. Thomas.
A funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, the First Baptist Church, 10209 County Drive, Disputanta, Va.; the Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Reid, pastor. The interment to follow in the church cemetery.
Honorary and active pallbearers are asked to assemble 12:30 p.m. at the church.
The family assemble at noon the day of the services and receive friend at 2144 Dellrose Drive, Hopewell, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-704-0345.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Baby Allen at 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 Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2012