Mrs. Mary Magdalene Young Allen, 80, died Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury.
She was born September 29, 1939, to the late William and Maggie Lee Young. Mrs. Allen graduated from Davie County Training School and attended Livingstone College and Catawba College. She was a former member at Boxwood Baptist Church and currently is a member of Erwin Temple C.M.E. 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.; two sons, William J. Allen (Anita) of Salisbury and Christopher Allen (Angela) of Charlotte; a sister-in-law, Georgia Graham (John) of Greensboro; two brothers-in-law, Gary Allen (Bonnie) of Mocksville and Derry Allen of Salisbury; five 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, October 22, at Erwin Temple C.M.E. Church at 12 p.m. Rev. Ervin L. Hannah, Jr. will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes before the service. Interment will be at 2 p.m. in National Cemetery in Salisbury.
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