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Allen Keith Pedigo

Allen Keith Pedigo, a longtime resident of Lake Ridge, Va., died at Twin Oaks Community in Louisa, Va., on Tuesday, October 13.

He was 30 years old. The son of Keith Pedigo and Patricia Pedigo-Dunn, Allen was born in Alexandria, Va. on April 13, 1979. He is survived by his parents Keith and Pat; sister Elizabeth (Beth) Pedigo Anderson and brother Mark Gregory Pedigo. Other survivors include a beloved nephew, Patrick Jensen Anderson; his longtime girlfriend, Louisa Wimberley and his dog, Pac.

Allen's passion was music. He was an accomplished drummer, guitarist and singer. In August 2009, Allen became a member of Twin Oaks Community in Louisa, Va., a community whose principles include cooperation, egalitarianism, income-sharing and non-violence.

A celebration of Allen's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, at Twin Oaks Community, 138 Twin Oaks Rd., Louisa, VA 23093. Burial will be at Twin Oaks Community. In lieu of flowers, Allen's family requests that donations be made to Twin Oaks Community (

This obituary was originally published in the News & Messenger (Woodbridge, VA).

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Published in News & Messenger on Oct. 17, 2009.
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February 20, 2013
To Allen's family,
I worked with Allen at Carrabbas years ago, he was hilarious and sincere and it's so sad to hear about his passing. I had moved out of the state an when I returned I was told of the news. I'm so sorry to his family, I haven't stopped thinking about him since. I'll always remember his smile an jokes!
June 2, 2011
Dear Pat, I was so saddened to see this. I was going thru old files at home & feeling nostalgic so began a search thru facebook for you. I am in tears right now. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Don"t know if you will see this, but if you do please contact me thru facebook under William Hollon. Love, Emma (your friend from Naperville, IL; we now live in SC)
Emma Hollon
December 3, 2010
I am so saddened to hear that Allen has passed away. I remember back in the day when Lucy, Reid, Shannon, Lee, Eric, Scott, Melody and I hung out. I spent alot of time w/ Allen when he resided in Lake Ridge. He will be truley missed......
Heather Miller
May 14, 2010
Allen and his beloved nephew, Patrick
May 14, 2010
Allen, July 4, 2008
May 6, 2010
When I look at the night sky,I no longer see stars. I see Allen.I miss you and love you. We are giving our daughter a middle name inspired by your first name,Chloe Alayna.
Reed Dunn
April 23, 2010
R.I.P Allen. I love you!!!!
Lance Fredlonawitz
March 29, 2010
May you rest in peace Allen
January 15, 2010
im so sorry to hear about allen . im sure he was a great person . i am praying for you
B.J. Clark
January 15, 2010
i am so sorry about Allens death, i was just here looking something for a project, im 12 btw, but seeing this made me really sad so i had to say something, god bless to all at Twin Oaks and to Allen's family.
Tyler Locke
December 2, 2009
I just read Allen's story. It made me cry. My condolences to his friends and family.
Aida Sorenson
November 15, 2009
I didn't even know Allen but he seemed like a great man. Life is the moments we spend, with each other and ourselves. Birth is death's opposite; life has no other.

Best wishes.
November 2, 2009
Dear Pat,

I am so sorry. This is not the natural order; parents should not bury their children. May time help soften this tragedy. My thoughts are with you.
Jean Minetree
October 28, 2009
Pat and Keith,

I am so very sorry to hear about your son Allen. I don't know how parents cope with such losses. May the love of friends and family help you through your grief.
Linda Benton
October 28, 2009
Dear Keith,
I am so very sorry about your son. I hope you are holding up - my thoughts and prayers go out to you. In sympathy,
Leigh Ann S (VBA)
October 27, 2009
I just heard the news from Sally who had reached out to me when you retired. I've been meeting to get in touch. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Len Kardon
October 26, 2009
Pat, I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Allen. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. My condolences. (Linda Devers)
October 26, 2009
To my dear friend, Pat, and the rest of the Pedigo Family, please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. I remember seeing Allen at Beth's wedding and how handsome and dapper he was. Heaven needs handsome and dapper, along with Allen's other fine qualities; so God will enjoy Allen's company.
May he rest in peace.
Ginny Cummings
October 26, 2009
Pat, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Wilma
October 26, 2009
Pat -- very sorry to hear of your loss -- my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Betsy Gleason
October 25, 2009
I have to say that I never got to know Allen, but I do know that he was a good person. Pat, your Mother always talked about her grandchildren in such honorable ways. And, yes, Dan and I do remember the "baseball" story. I just want to say that today's celebration was heartwarming. Everyone had such great memories of Allen.

Take comfort in the knowledge that he is always in your hearts, and all our love to you and your family.
Sherry & Dan Burton
October 25, 2009
Dear Patricia,
It’s been some days since you told the news and I still can’t believe it. I do know the bond that links parents and children so I imagine the pain that you are going through. I keep thinking of you.

October 25, 2009
Dear Pat,
I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. May you find comfort in all your loving memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pat Yingling
October 24, 2009
I will always remember Allen as such a talented drummer and fun loving person with the biggest smile. As I was going through old pictures of him playing with the Others, I remember those as some of my fondest memories. Things were so much simpler and so carefree during those years. I regret that our circle of friends grew apart and lost touch, but I will always smile when I remember Allen. To his family and Louisa I am so sorry for your loss
Christina Alexander
October 23, 2009
Dear Keith and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Erica Lewis
October 23, 2009
Dear Keith:

My sincere sympathy to you and your family at this time of great loss. Please know that all of you are in our hearts and prayers.
Bud Carter
October 22, 2009
To the Pedigo Family:
Please accept my condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Barbara Haney
October 22, 2009
Dear Pat and Keith,
This is so wrong. It is not the way it is supposed to be.
I can understand your shock and questioning, but I can only imagine the pain you must be feeling. My heart breaks for you.
I hope that you will allow yourselves all the time you need to grieve for Allen, in ways that help you.
Continue the joy you have in Beth and Mark and Patrick.
Praying for you, Cathy Anderson
October 22, 2009
Dear Keith,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your wife, and family during this difficult time. Memories or Allen and your faith that he is in a better place will see you through this.
Bill Renner
October 22, 2009
Pat, my heart is absolutely breaking for you and Allen's father. There just can be no pain greater than the loss of a child. I pray the wonderful memories you have of Allen and the love of God and your dear friends and family will see you through this most difficult time.
Patti Dickson
October 22, 2009
Isn’t it funny how we work with people and don’t even know their names until a tragedy strikes. I read the news about Allen in an e-mail passed around at work. People asked me, “isn’t it awful about Pat’s son?” to which I had to reply, “I don’t know who Pat is!” Then, I received an e-mail passed around from you; I was hoping I would see a picture of Allen with you and, VOILA! Now I know who Pat is! Before I knew the face behind the name, I read the obituary about Allen and the lifestyle he led; I thought how amazing he must have been! Without even knowing whom you were, my heart went out to you. As my mother keeps saying, “Parents are not supposed to outlive their children!” I know that if I ever lost either of my children, I would be devastated! I can only IMAGINE the pain and shock you are suffering. Although you will never stop feeling the loss of your precious child, time does make it easier to deal with. Don’t be afraid to let those around you comfort and console you. Take a hug when you need one. Be angry when you need to feel it. The only way to heal is to feel! God must have had very special plans for your son on his/her side.

Allen is around you—just look for the signs: a feather, a penny, finding something of his out of nowhere, a gentle feeling of a touch when no one is around, an overwhelming feeling of joy or sadness when you’re thinking of him—these are all signs he is sending you that he is there! I pray that you know and feel the peace that only God can give you. I pray that you know that God works in mysterious ways and it is our job to believe he/she has a greater plan for all of us. I pray that you know that God forgives us all; that God does not do things viciously—God is Great and loving and he loves you and Allen!

Whenever you need anything, pick up the phone and call me. Even though I didn’t know your name before, I do feel like I’ve known you my whole life! May God Bless you and keep you safe; he/she already has Allen safe is his/her arms!
Terri L
October 22, 2009
Pat, I know, with each card and condolence from those that cared so much for Allen, you and Keith reexperience the pain of his loss for them as well. It's a tough passage, but I hope the love of your friends and loved ones will carry you through.
Gale Prisaznick
October 22, 2009
Pat, My thoughts a prayers go out to you and your family. May god console you in your hour of need. With deepest sympathy, Stacey Bell
Stacey Bell
October 22, 2009
Pat and Keith,
I remember seeing Allen on Louisa's arm at several Curtis family Christmas gatherings over the years. In those brief encounters I could tell that he was a sensitive and caring person whom Louisa loved very much. You both have been in my prayers since I heard of Allen's passing and will continue to be in the weeks and months ahead.
Meg Hoffman
October 21, 2009
Louisa and all of Allen's family, I am so sorry to read about Allen. I hope that you find lots of love and that your hearts heal. Chloe Everhart
Chloe Everhart
October 21, 2009
Pat, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of a dear son and love one. I remembered, like yesterday, when we would talk about our kids and their passion and indifference. From that, I know how much you loved Allen along with Beth and Mark. May God give you and family strength and hope during this precious time in your lives.
Freddie Lewis
October 21, 2009
Keith and Pat,
When we lose someone we love, it seems as if time stands still. May the comfort of God console you at this time.
Paula Whatley
Paula Whatley
October 21, 2009
I was saddened to learn of Allen's death. May the happy memories of him that you hold in your heart and soul sustain you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time.
Mary Lynn Brown
October 21, 2009
Pat, I'm so sorry to hear about Allen. It's hard to think about the pain you must be feeling. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Love Janine
October 21, 2009
Pat and family, So very sorry for the loss of your son. I am sure he was much loved by you all and I will pray for you in this time of suffering. With deepest sympathy.
Peg Colombo
October 21, 2009
We will keep you in our prayers.
Kevin and Rena Moore
October 20, 2009
Keith and Pat,
Our hearts go out to you at this time of your loss. Diane and I never really knew Allen, and only met him once when he was very young. Even then we could tell he was special to you. A parent should never have to say good bye to their children. Please know that our prayers go out to you and your family.

Jeff and Diane Wilson
Jeff Wilson
October 20, 2009
Dear Keith,
I can't imagine what you are going through. I know how important your children are to you. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
John McDade
October 20, 2009
Keith and Pat Please accept my deepest condolences at this time of your great loss.
George Moerman
October 20, 2009
Keith and Patti, I can't even imagine the pain you must feel, you have my deepest sympathy. Dick Flatau
October 19, 2009
Patti, Keith and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you find comfort in happy memories of your son. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Joanne Brinser Baker
October 19, 2009
Thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Allen was very special.
His 3rd grade teacher at Lake Ridge Elementary.
Kathy Curtin
October 19, 2009

I was deeply saddened to learn of your loss. I can't imagine anything more heart wrenching than the death of a child. Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gloria Royce Bennett
October 19, 2009
Dear Pedigo Family,

I pray your strength in the Lord during this difficult time. He will comfort you and bring you to a peaceful state of mind while your hearts mend.
Bobby Wright
October 19, 2009
Patti, Keith and family: I can't begin to express my sorrow over your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Jenny Billet
October 19, 2009
Dear Patricia and Beth,
Elise has told me the sad news.
We are with you,we think of both of you and your family too,
Love from the Laranjo family.(Brittany,France)
October 19, 2009
Dear Pedigo Family,
My heart and prayers have been with you all since I received the sad news of Allen's death. There is no way to tell you how very sorry I am for your great loss. My family and I have thought of you all as our second family for over 20 years. Allen was very precious and darling to my family and myself. I'll always remember him as an adorable little boy and very handsome young man with a beautiful smile. I celebrate being blessed to have known him, and ask God to bless and strengthen the Pedigo family at this very hard time.

Susan Cooper
October 19, 2009
For the family and for Allen
I am so sorry. Allen was such a close friend. This is a very unfortunate situation. I spend a great part of my younger life with him by my side. He was always there cracking jokes. He was so talented and creative. I will always remember him as the boy who invited me to sit with he and his friends at a high school pep rally,making me feel like less of an outcast. I knew him thouroughly. I still will. May God's gentel peace be with the family during these times.
Lucy Zoldos (Risso)
October 19, 2009
God bless you and your children. I pray that God's love will comfort you and your family as you work through this terrible loss. Wendy and I will keep you in our prayers.
Mike Lewis
October 18, 2009

This news is a great shock. I pray that you all find comfort in each other.
Susan Morrin
October 18, 2009
I am very sorry for your loss and will pray for your families. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Stacy Yentz
October 18, 2009
Pat and Keith,

There is no possible way to express the depth of my condolences, as there is no greater loss than that of a child. I pray that that God comforts you both as you grieve your loss and eventually are able to put it to rest. I know that is neither an easy task, nor one that can be dictated to follow a schedule. It will take time to work through this come to terms with it.
Fred Dunn
October 18, 2009
I played soccer with Allen growing up and he was a great friend and teammate during those years. He was always quick to pull a prank of make a joke when our training sessions were grueling and sometimes boring. The news of Allen's passing comes as a complete shock and I would like to let the Pedigo family know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

R.I.P Allen, you will be missed.
Mitch Lewis
October 17, 2009
I met Allen a few years ago around Thanksgiving. He was down to earth, full of life and completely embarrassed over the minor accident in his stepfathers truck. I smiled and told him don't worry about it. No one is perfect. What is important is that he wasn't hurt. He was in GOD's hands on that night; now he has returned home to GOD PSALM 23. I only wish I had gotten to know him better. Keith, Patty, Beth, Mark and Fred all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathryn Dunn-Bletch
October 17, 2009
Pat and Keith: please accept my deepest sympathy and know that my thoughts are with you.
Judy Caden
October 17, 2009
The sudden and unexpected death of our son, Allen, is the most painful loss that Keith and I could have possibly imagined. None of our life’s experiences prepared us for the complete devastation we are now feeling. As parents, it was absolutely inconceivable that we would ever experience the pain of making burial plans for our firstborn child. Nothing will ever fill the void in our hearts that the loss of Allen has created.
Pat Pedigo-Dunn and Keith Pedigo
October 17, 2009
As an "honorary" member of our family (as Reed's "brother of the heart") for so long, your loss leaves a hole in our lives. My heart goes out to Louisa and your real family and the devastation they must feel.
Marsha Dunn
October 17, 2009
I don't know what to say, except that for the two years that I knew him, Allen was a good friend to me. He was a talented, warm human being, and he may not have known it, but he touched my life and I'll never forget him. My deepest concolances for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Andrea Shiell
October 17, 2009
Dear Allen,

I have the most beautiful memories of you when you were a little boy--memories that I will cherish forever and always. You were such a joyful, happy little guy--full of goodness and light--and it is that way that I will always remember you. Heaven really does have another angel.

Aunt Carol
Carol Holmes
October 17, 2009
Dear Pat and Keith,
It has been years since I have seen any of you but I remember Allen's smiling face as a little boy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Sahlberg
October 16, 2009

Thank you for being a brother to me, more than just a brother in law.
David Anderson
October 16, 2009
It breaks my heart to see Allen's obituary. I hope he knows how many people loved and cared about him. He will be missed to such a degree that is almost unexplainable. He will always be my big brother.
Beth Anderson
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