Melba Doris Allen

August 10, 1923 - November 30, 2007

Melba Doris Allen, age 84, a recent resident of Jackson Living Center, Juliette Fowler Homes, passed from this life after a short illness, on Friday, November 30, 2007. She was born in Princeton, Texas in 1923, and grew up in McKinney, Texas. In 1942 she married Roy Allen, Jr. prior to his service in the US Army. After the war, they settled in Garland where they found lifelong friends and decades of happiness in a small neighborhood near Miller Road. She is survived by many of those friends; nieces; nephews; cousins; and her church family at Monica Park Christian Church in Garland. She was preceded in death by her younger brother, Charles, who died as a child; an older brother, Howard, who was killed in World War II; and her husband, Roy, Jr. who died in 1985. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 PM, Monday, December 3, 2007, at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney. Friends will be received during a visitation on Monday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, prior to the service, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen.

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Doris - I am so sad to have lost contact with you over the last few years. I have so many fond memories of our families and I am so glad my boys had the opportunity to know you. Say Hi to everyone for me. I love you - Jodell Jodell Smith Hinojosa, December 6, 2007 Mrs. Allen was a long~time neighbor & beloved friend for many years. We thank God for cherished special moments in time with Mrs. Allen. She filled our life with laughter, love and true friendship. In a word, the lady was unique! God knows anyone who had the honor to know her, loved her. Mrs. Melba Doris Allen will be sorely missed. We pray that all mourning her loss will find peace & even joy in knowing that Mrs. Allen is with Jesus!!! Praise be to God! Sammy & Laura Talavera, December 2, 2007 Fond memories at Monica Park christian Church and a good friend, who will be missed. May the family have peacee knowing the Good Lord Jesus Christ has called her home to her heavenly Father. Billie A Joiner, December 2, 2007