Geraldine Robbins Allman
Lohman Funeral Home - Port Orange
1201 Dunlawton Ave
Port Orange, FL

Geraldine Robbins Allman was born on July 8th, 1917 to Lizzie Williams Robbins and Simon Robbins in Nash County, North Carolina. She was their third child, born after her brother Swindel and sister Janie and before their baby brother Erskine. She was a fun-loving and outspoken child who loved to read and she excelled in school. She graduated with her siblings from West Edgecombe High School. While she maintained close and loving ties to her family all of her life, she was adventurous and independent, and longed to strike out on her own. Jerry, as she was known to her friends, married Lieutenant Willis Turner Allman at the age of twenty-five, and moved with him to Nashville, Tennessee in 1945, where she gave birth to two sons, Howard Duane and Gregory Lenoir. Jerry was faced with the challenge of raising her boys as a single mother after Bill's sudden death in 1950. She and her sons moved to Daytona Beach Shores, Florida in 1957 where she supported her family as a bookkeeper and office manager for local businesses, including the Bali and Julian's Restaurants. She had a great mind for numbers and organiza-tion. Jerry had a motto taken from a poem by Sam Walter Floss: "Let me live in my house by the side of the road and be a friend to man." The modest beauty of this wish was typical of Jerry. She had a natural ability to live in the moment and celebrate the simple pleasures of life. Her door was always open to her many friends and she often had a full house. She took great pleasure in flowers and gardening. Her hands were always busy with handwork, crocheting and knitting beautiful things. She was a wonderful cook, and collected cook books and recipes. She loved the ocean and walking on the beach by her home. Jerry remained an avid reader all of her life, and traveled to favorite author's homes on vacation with her beloved niece Jo Jane Pitt. She read widely about the world, with particular fascination for China and India. She was a spiritual seeker who favored writings on eastern religious philosophy, and prized open mindedness and humor. Jerry was always ready with a Southern saying or piece of sage advice to comfort her loved ones. Her sons were the light of Jerry's life. They inherited her keen determination and work ethic, and she enthusiastically supported their shared ambition to play music. She helped her boys buy their first touring car and the musical instruments and equipment they used and she encouraged them to join their local union. Duane and Gregg became world renowned musicians, forming the Allman Brothers Band in 1969- a group known for blending Blues, Jazz and Rock and Roll into a new genre widely known as Southern Rock. Jerry loved nothing more than watching her boys preform and often travelled to see them play. The band and their fans fondly called her "Mama A," acknowledging her loving role. After Duane's untimely death, Gregory continued to lead the Allman Brothers Band until they disbanded in 2014 after 45 remarkable years. The Allman Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, and they were awarded a lifetime achievement Grammy in 2014. Geraldine was a strong, unique and remarkable woman. She passed away peacefully in her sleep in her house by the side of the road on July 23rd, 2015, just two weeks after celebrating her 98th birthday surrounded by friends and family. She was cared for by excellent health care workers who supported her along with her friends who were as close as family, including Linda Merrell, Jim Carter, and Floyd Miles. She will be missed every day by her son Gregory Allman, her grandchildren Michael, Elijah, Devon, Island, Brooklyn and Galadrielle Allman, her great-grand-children Ashley, Brandon, Christopher, and Orion Allman, Isis and Rami Kurtom, her niece Jo Jane Pitt and Jo Jane's children, Eden and Aaron Martin. Condolences may be shared at A private memorial will be held in the coming weeks. Please send donations to the Ocean Conservancy in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange, 1201 Dunlawton Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32127.

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So sorry for your loss dear Allman and Robbins families. Mrs. Allman is the coolest: Mother, Biker Babe, Rock & Roll Mom and Southern Bell I never met. I have thanked her a million times in my thoughts and prayers for bringing my favorite and the world's greatest Guitar Player and Singer, EVER, into the world! Rejoice in Heaven with the Angels and your dear family Mamma A ...
Billy Johnson
September 23, 2015
I will always cherish your memory Mama A....thank you for all the wonderful time we shared...Sleep well...May your cradle be the soft down of an angels love always,Lindy
linda herrmann
September 11, 2015
My Condolences to The Allman Family as Mama A relocates to Heaven for Eternity. God speed.
Pastor Owen Ward Sr
August 29, 2015
Gregg, I grew up across the road from your Mother's home in Edgecombe County, NC but was too young to know any of the children except Erskine. I have not seen him in many years but remember him well...was my school bus driver. The family was well thought of in our community. So sorry to hear of your loss. Her obituary sounds as if she were a great lady that will be missed a lot.
Linda Daughtridge Ruffin
August 18, 2015
Gregg, I am very sorry to hear you have lost your Mother. I know she was a very important part of your life.

My prayers and condolences are with you and your family always.

I pray your Mom will RIP.

God bless her family.
Cheryl Landin
Cheryl Landin
August 16, 2015
Thoughts are with you Gregory. Benny is there to watch over and protect her.
Lynn Thompson
August 16, 2015
August 15, 2015

I am deeply sorry for your loss. May the lovingly
words found at Isaiah 57:15 comfort this family
during this time of sadness,

August 15, 2015
August 13, 2015
May Mrs. Allman rest in peace. Prayers for her precious family. The road goes on forever.
Jimmie Kaye LaFavor Evans
August 13, 2015
My deepest sympathy to Gregg and the entire Allman family. I hope during your difficult days ahead you can celebrate the wonderful life she had. God Bless you Mama A...You raised two wonderful sons who I'm sure you were very proud of. R. I. P
Pam Buchan
August 12, 2015
Ghalib said,"For the raindrop,joy is entering the river-Unbearable pain becomes it's own cure. Travel far enough into sorrow, tears turn into
Condolences to Mama A's family and friends as they celebrate this great lady and her life as she moves into the light and love of Skydog and her parents.
Susan Torbush
August 11, 2015
Rest in Peace, such a great life and legacy!
August 11, 2015
My condolences for Gregg and the Allman Family. Rest in peace Mama A. God Bless all of you at this difficult time.
Kay Jenkins
August 10, 2015
Rest well, Mama A. We will miss you.
Roseanne Salyer
August 10, 2015
As a fan of the Allman Brothers since their inception, I was surprised to learn their mother was from my home state of North Carolina. My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the whole family.
August 10, 2015
Prayers for the Allman family during this difficult time.
Lisa Nobles
August 10, 2015
paul storm
August 10, 2015
To Gregg and the Allman Family, My Mom, Eveyln Whitfield Adams is 94 years old and still lives in her same home of 60years in Rocky Mount, NC, was Jerry's 1st Cousin. Jerry was a favorite cousin of My Mom's. My Mom enjoyed Jerry so much as they grew up together and kept in touch over the Years. We (Mom, Dad my wife Lois and I)visited Jerry at her Home in Daytona when we traveled to Florida where Jerry was so warm and inviting to us and shared her stories of Gregg, Dwayne and Family. My Mom Enjoyed so much getting together with Jerry, Swindell, Janie and Erskine.
Jerry will be deeply missed, she was an important part of My Mom's Life. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you,
Your Family In Rocky Mount, NC
Fred Adams and (Mom) Evelyn Whitfield Adams
Fred Adams
August 10, 2015
Praying for comfort and peace to the Allman family. I know that she was a remarkable lady. May God give you the strength to endure life without her physical presence but spiritually she lives on in each of your hearts and soul.
Kenny Hester
August 10, 2015
Sympathy and Prayers to The Allman Family !
Erland Lannes
August 9, 2015
Sympathy and prayers to the Allman family on the loss of their special loved one. God bless you at this difficult time.
Trish Carson
August 9, 2015
Bless you, a shining light!
Ronald Hall
August 9, 2015
My condolences for all the family. I am also writing for my 99-year-old mother who is still living and went to school at West Edgecombe with Mrs. Allman ad her brother, Swindell Robbins. My mother, who doesn't use a computer, but speaks fondly of the Robbins, express her sympathy to Gregg and all the Allmam and Robbins family.
Linda Todd(Charlotte,NC), Rubye Calhoun Todd (Rocky Mount, NC).
Linda Todd
August 9, 2015
Prayers to Gregg & the Allman family
Byron Eusea
August 9, 2015
To Gregg & all the family, extending my deepest sympathy. Whenever I lose some one who meant the world to me, I take comfort in this: The promise of eternal life with our departed loved ones becomes the gift of hope. We will all be reunited one day in our heavenly home. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Alice L. Hunnicutt
August 9, 2015
Give me wings & I will fly with the Angels,give me wings that i might take to the sky.Give me wings that I might fly home to Jesus,give me wings,give me wings on the day that i die.Sorry for your loss
Stephen Babin
August 9, 2015
I wanted to add... Mama A Sure left behind such a Beautiful Legacy to Carry On!!! She will never be forgotten!! My Condolences To Gregg && All Of The Allman Family !! My heart is with all of You!! XXOO
Bonita Clark
August 9, 2015
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Beth Gardner
August 9, 2015
My Heart && Thoughts are with Gregg and All Of The Allman Family!! It's never easy.. Mama A was a Amazing Lady! Most Love Always xxoo
Bonita Clark
August 9, 2015
RIP Mama A. May God bring peace to Gregg and all his family and friends.
Jocelyn and Joe Mcdonald
August 9, 2015
With deep respect and thankful for year's of joy and happiness that she brought to this world.
Cantrell Camille
August 9, 2015
Long time back to the farmbarn , Sarasota, Fla. We would see & get to have occasion chats with mama A , she was always cheery, personable, so sweet to visit with...a good lady. Highly respected & fun to see & interested in everyone..she was so proud of tne boys & we all loved her !We met Devon briefly when he played in San Antonio, but sadly missed Greg...been quite a few years since those Sarasotadays...Devon, I believe you have her smile...Greg & family, as always , sweet thoughts, in thoughts to all of you.
Scott & Donna Smith
August 9, 2015
RIP Mama Allman....My condolences to the Allman family.....
Sparky Carter
August 9, 2015
Sending prayers for Gregg and family!
Shirley Bennett
August 9, 2015
Rest in peace Mama A.,you have lived a full life.God bless your loving family.
Richard Breault
August 9, 2015
A strong, strong, woman, indeed. You were blessed to have her with you for as many years as you did. She's joined the rest of her family she'd missed so dearly, and looks forward to you all being reunited at the same table some day. God bless, and may angels surround you.
Gail Knutson
August 9, 2015
Deepest Sympathy for her family and friends
Tom Miller
August 9, 2015
Butler Brown and Family
August 9, 2015
Rest in peace Mama A.
Victoria Wendel
August 9, 2015
Thoughts and Prayers to Greg and Family for the loss of your Dear Mom. Your Mom was there for you from the very beginning. She has now joined Duane, up above. She was steadfast and genuine throughout your lives. Her memory will live on. An Allman Brother's music lover..Claudia Ruth Archer.
Claudia Archer
August 9, 2015
May you rest easy Mama A. A life well lived.
Vance Elswick
August 9, 2015
Sending love and heartfelt condolences to Gregory and family. Mama A was a wonderful woman, and her legacy lives on in all of you.
Mitzi Haston
August 9, 2015
Condolances to Gregg,Devon and the family. R.I.P. Mama A.
Cathy Melton
August 9, 2015
Rest in peace Mama Allman. God bless your family.
Terry Kelly
August 9, 2015
My condolences to the Allman Family for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP
Rosie Paris
August 9, 2015
Condolences to the whole family. Ms. Allman lived a remarkable life.
Andrew Grossman
August 9, 2015
Mama A was an inspiration to all of us. She made a positive difference in the lives of many. She lives on in all of our hearts.
Teresa Little
August 9, 2015
Sincere condolences to Gregg and the family. Rest in peace Mama A.
Marty Rohlfs
August 9, 2015
Condolences to all of Geraldine's family and loved-ones. God Bless you. She lives forever in our hearts.
Frenda Franklin
August 9, 2015
Rest in Peace sweet angel ♡ My prayers and condolences to Gregg Allman and the entire Allman Family.
William Prine
August 9, 2015
Your long life has passed but your eternal one now begins; Gods love will keep you sustained
Randy Galvan
August 9, 2015
Praying for your family!
Bruce &Sheila Stokes
August 9, 2015
Gregg and Family, our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.
Dell & Push McCann
August 9, 2015
The Allman family is in my prayers and thoughts. God bless you all, and may you be brought closer to Him during this time. May you rejoice in the hope that we have only through Him of seeing her again in heaven some day.
August 9, 2015
Condolences to Gregg and family. A remarkable lady indeed!
dorothy thigpen
August 8, 2015
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