Merlie Sue Prisock Allen

Sue Prisock Allen

SHREVEPORT, LA - Mrs. Merlie Sue Prisock Allen, 82, was born December 12, 1927 in Braxton, MS and passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Shreveport, LA. She will lie in state on Saturday, January 9th, from 9 until 11 a.m. at Osborn Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the Osborn Chapel. Interment will be at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hall Summit, LA. Officiating will be Dr. Floyd Davis, Rev. Chuck McInturf and Rev. VonEric McKee.

Sue "Mam-maw" was devoted to her family, her faith, and her country and those values never strayed. She instilled them in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and though she would have never talked or thought in terms of "success", this fact would have been the measure for her. She created a strong family with her husband, Dempsey, with whom she raised seven children. In a large family with strong, fun-loving personalities, Mam-maw was the bedrock and source of constancy, to whom one could always come for support, love, understanding and wisdom. Her values and source of strength will be dearly missed by her extended family, but we will rest easier knowing that Mam-maw lived a long and selfless life of constant devotion to the things that mattered the most to her.

Sue was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Dempsey Allen. She is survived by her two daughters, Connie Allen Hixson of Alexandria, LA and Gale Allen Herring of Shreveport, LA; five sons, Dempsey Allen, Jr., Cecil Allen, Donald Allen and Todd Allen of Shreveport, LA and Vernon Allen of Dallas, TX; fifteen grandchildren, Dempsey Allen, III, Ryan Allen, Jerel Allen, Edie Hixson, Jane Hixson Durden, Dusty Herring, Marc Herring, Brian Allen, Ben Allen, Allison Allen Seefield, Emmye Allen, Peyton Allen, Hagen Allen, Jacob Allen and Jackson Allen; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Allen's grandsons.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Haun Le; hospice nurse, Pam; caregiver, VonEric McKee; and her loving niece, Tootsie Fowler.

The family requests that memorials be made to Woodridge Baptist Church Building Fund, 850 E. Bert Kouns. OSBORNFUNERALHOME.NET


Published in Shreveport Times on Jan. 8, 2010