Mary Magdalene Young Allen

Published 1:48 pm Friday, October 18, 2019

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Mrs. Mary Magdalene Young Allen, 80, of Mocksville, died on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury.

She was born Sept. 29, 1939 to the late William and Maggie Lee Young. Mrs. Allen graduated from Davie County Training School and attended Livingstone College and Catawba colleges. She was a former member at Boxwood Baptist Church and is a member of Erwin Temple CME Church in Woodleaf.Mrs. Allen had served as the pianist at both churches and was a Sunday school teacher at Erwin Temple. She had received the teacher assistant of the year award while working at Cooleemee Elementary School. Mrs. Allen enjoyed traveling and cooking and was a great baker. She had a deep affection for her grandchildren.    

Survivors: her husband, William Allen Jr.; 2 sons, William J. Allen (Anita) of Salisbury and Christopher Allen (Angela) of Charlotte; a sister-in-law, Georgia Graham (John) of Greensboro; 2 brothers-in-law, Gary Allen (Bonnie) of Mocksville and Derry Allen of Salisbury; 5 grandchildren, Christina Allen, Hannah Allen, Joshua Allen, Anika Allen and Olivia Allen; an aunt, Lizzie Mayfield; and cousins, Lester Chunn (Kay) and Ann Griffin.

A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Erwin Temple CME Church at noon. The Rev. Erwin L. Hannah Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes before the service. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in National Cemetery in Salisbury.