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LUCILLE ALLEN

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LUCILLE ALLEN Obituary
ALLEN Lucille Estelle Thompson Allen, 98 of Mandarin passed away on April 21, 2011. She was born on October 30, 1912 in Waycross, Georgia. She is survived by her son, W. Raleigh Thompson, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Lane M. Thompson. She is also survived by brothers, Clinton Westberry (Carol), Jake Westberry; stepchildren, Jim Allen Jr., Mary Jean Torda and Lynn Forrest, all of North Carolina; nieces and nephews, Beverly Hopkins (Chester), Yvonne Mozingo (Steve) and Edward Cavannaugh (Debbie); five grandchildren, W. Raleigh Thompson III, Lance Thompson (Tonya), Joanne Thompson, Ashley Senn (Kurt), Ruth Burchfield and four step-grandchildren, Grayson Harmon (Joelle), Elizabeth Lute (Dann), Tracie Jacobs (Steve), and Heather Harmon; 23 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by eight siblings. She is remembered by her beloved caregiver, Ann Hupp. Remembering also with love her caregivers: Angharad Jones, Karen Jones and Sally Coppage. Mrs. Allen has been a member of the Mandarin Baptist Church for 52 years and a resident of Mandarin since 1944. She was employed for 20 years with Jacksonville Central Credit Union as Manager and Treasurer for the League after retirement. She was a remarkable woman with a pioneering spirit who trusted the Lord, loved her family and carved a riverfront home out of the wilderness called Mandarin. Family will receive friends at 10:30 am on Monday, April 25 in Mandarin Baptist Church. The Funeral Service in celebration of Lucille Allen will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 25th in Mandarin Baptist Church, 11244 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL with Pastor Bill Yeldell as officiant. A private interment will be held. Memorials may be made to the Mandarin Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Lucille Allen. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Apr. 23, 2011
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