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Edith Eloise Allen

Edith Elosie Allen Obit picEdith Eloise Allen was born on January 23, 1933 to Lura Mae Haltom and Willie Delbert Dickey in Crockett, Texas. On November 15, 2020, she left the arms of her earthly family at her home in Crockett and went into the arms of Jesus. She found her joy in trying new recipes in the kitchen, doting on grandchildren and great grandchildren, and looking for any reason to have a good laugh. She graduated from Crockett High School in 1950 and stayed in her hometown, where she met and married her husband of 67 years and raised their children. Eloise had an influential 50-year banking career and retired as Vice President of Citizens National Bank in 2003. She showed her love by caring for her parents until their passing, and she taught that same love to her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as she allowed them to care for her. She was a member of North Loop Baptist Church, where she joined her family in worship. Eloise joined her parents; brother, N.A. Dickey; sister, Willie Mae Benton; and great-nephew, Weston Zucha in heaven also great-grandson, Asher Wedin.

Eloise is survived by husband, Billy Granville Allen; special sister-in-law, Candy Dickey; son, Billy Don Allen and wife, Sherry of Palestine; daughter, Lori Allen Curry and husband, Mike of Belott; grandchildren, Jennifer Jenkins and husband, Dwayne, Nathan Allen, Faith Curry Horne and husband, Marcus of Crockett, Joy Curry Jenkins and husband, Jeremy of Grapeland, Andrew Curry and wife, Amanda of Crockett, Grace Curry Gutierrez and husband, Justin of Linden, and Ann Curry Sahjian and husband, Mike of Culleoka, Tennessee; grandchildren, Cristy Stanley and Tammie Wedin; great-grandchildren, Britney and Halle Jenkins; Emily and Nicholas Allen; Melanie, Rex, Gabriel, LoriMae, Evelyn, and Cora Eloise Jenkins; Nate, Leah, and Triston Horne; Benaiah Gutierrez; great-grandchildren, Chloe Moore; Peyton, Parker and Savannah Stanley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Interment was in the Guiceland Cemetery

A memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at North Loop Baptist Church with Mike Curry officiating.

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  1. so sorry to hear about Edith N.A. went to school together and we were friends for many years.

  2. Sorry sorry for your loss. Prayers to the whole family.

  3. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the whole family.

  4. Billy
    It s been a long time since we visited . Very sorry about your dear wife.
    Buddy Manning and Annette

  5. Mr. Billy, Billy Don & Lori,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Ms. Eloise’s passing. What a fine lady and I know the matriarch of your family. So many fond memories of growing up together with you there on 287 and the countless times she helped me at the bank. I opened my very first checking account with Ms. Eloise. She was a true Christian lady and had the biggest of hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know she is dancing now on streets of gold. Thank God we have so many memories to carry forward with us as we heal. Be blessed.

  6. My prayers are with you during this time, Ms. Eloise was my banker for many years and i always valued our visits as i always stopped by to just say hello each time i was in the bank and if she was not busy. We visited many times about her vacations and beautiful places she visited. i know this fine lady is dancing and visiting with the many family in heaven. Till we meet again.

  7. So sorry to hear of Eloise’s passing. She was my dad’s cousin and I have such wonderful memories of her, Willie Mae and N.A. spending a part of their summer with us every year. I truly miss them all. They were a very special family.

  8. Miss Eloise was a loving caring person. She was working for Dr. AB Brown in 1948 when I was born. I have a picture of her holding me with Dr Brown in the picture. She always took care of me when I visited her in the bank. Her loving smile will be missed.

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