Lynda Hancock Allen, 74, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. She was born Aug. 22, 1946, to Emery Hancock and Pearl Hansley Creel.
As a child, her sisters, Peggy Hood and Kathy Lackey, remember her sweet smile, happy disposition and making play out of everything she did. Their mother instilled in them a love for family, and they were always very close to each other. She is also remembered by them for being extremely loving and giving, having a fondness for the elderly, always making friends with them and helping in some way.
Lynda attended Dixon High School, where she played basketball and met the love of her life, Stanley Allen. The high school sweethearts married after Lynda graduated high school on her birthday. The next year their daughter Susan was born followed by their daughter Sharon three years later, and they moved to Wilmington. Five years after that they welcomed their youngest daughter Shelly. Lynda was a wonderful mom and homemaker, teaching her girls how to cook and clean.
She loved crafting, reading, Bible study and being with her family. Lynda always had a servant’s heart. She was very involved in the church and her children’s school. She worked in the babies in bed nursery, providing meals for bereavement, worked in the Booster Club and headed up the school fall carnival for several years. Lynda loved baking and enjoyed bringing cakes and desserts to her family and friends. There is nothing she enjoyed more than blessing people. Lynda loved people and became a nail technician. She enjoyed working with her clients for several years.
Mom is best known by those who had the privilege of knowing her for giving the best hugs, providing a listening ear, offering a word of praise and encouragement when it was needed most, praying for others and letting them know she was and let us not forget her biscuits!
Lynda is survived by her husband of 56 years, Stanley Allen; daughters, Susan Bell, Sharon Horrell and Shelly Howell, and their spouses, Teak Bell, Jimmy Horrell and Chris Howell. She has 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her two sisters, Peggy Hood and Kathy Lackey.
A memorial service will be held for Lynda at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, at at Peace Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Rudy Shepard.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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