DeLois Allen, 76 of Clarendon, died Thursday, April 13 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Stuttgart. She was the widow of Hubby Allen.
DeLois was born June 21, 1940 in Clarendon, Arkansas to Sammie Mills Sr. and Louisa Beal-Mills.
DeLois was a member of Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church in Clarendon for many years. She was formerly a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church for many years while growing up in the community.
DeLois was employed with Barrett Manufacturing in Clarendon for more than 25 years before retiring. She also worked as a cook for the Monroe County Jail for about 10 years; and Mercy Hospital in Brinkley for several years.
Her parents, her husband, two sons; James Mills Sr. and Lonnie Franks Jr.; two grandchildren: Cornelius Corn and Quanshell Ackles; a great grandchild; three siblings: Eugene “Beaver” Mills, Sammie Mills Jr. and Bobby Jean Hardy all preceded DeLois in death.
Survivors are: three sons: Billy Ray (Mable) Mills of Chicago, Ill; Curtis Mills of Clarendon, AR; and Patrick Mills Sr. of Holly Grove, AR; two daughters: Vanessa (Gerald) Burnett and Lolita “Bonnie” (Cornelius) Henderson both of Clarendon, AR; her grandson she raised as her own, LaRico Jones of Clarendon, AR; three brothers: Larry Mills and Thomas Mills both of Clarendon, AR; and Bobby Banks of Gary, IN; three sisters: Versie Rudolph of Gary, IN; Patricia Cook and Jacqueline Chism both of Clarendon, AR; a good friend and caregiver Kathy Cartwright of Holly Grove, AR; 32 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, a great grandchild, and a host nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
6 until 8 PM
Branscumb Johnson & Gilchrest
Funeral Home Chapel
911 North Main Street
Brinkley, AR 72021
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Clarendon Execuive Hall
630 Madison Street
Reverend Ritchie Malone - Officiating
Shady Grove Cemetery