Mr. Lester P. Allen, Sr.

Passed 09/09/2020

Obituary for Mr. Lester P. Allen, Sr.

Mr. Lester Allen entered into rest Thursday, September 9, 2020 at his residence.

On September 9, 2020 Lester Phillips Allen, Sr. made his transition home to his eternal resting place. He was born November 28, 1951 to the late Walter and Ollie Pearl Allen. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister Mrs. Edna Jenkins and two brothers, Mr.(s) Walter and Fred Lee Allen.

Lester graduated from Lucy Laney High School (1969) and Paine College (1976) where he was a stand-out basketball player. He was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

He was an educator in the Richmond County School System and taught at Wilkinson Gardens Elementary and Hephzibah Middle School, where he also coached football/basketball and retired after 31 years of service. He also loved working crossword puzzles, quoting bible scriptures, and reading books, which he did most proficiently.

Fond memories will be forever cherished by: his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Wilhelmenia B. Allen, a son, Lester Phillips Allen Jr. (Bernadette) and daughter, Deena N. Allen, four sisters, Ms. Barbara Jackson, Ms. Rosemary Marshall, Mrs. Ella (Willie) Lewis and Ms. Ollie Marie Ruffin, one brother Mr. Michael (88) Allen, mother-in-law, Mrs. Wilhelmenia Booker. two sisters-in-law, Ms. Pamela Booker and Mrs. Sabrina (Derrick) McNeill, five brothers-in-law, Marcus (Polly), Michael (Carolyn), Tony, Frank, and Brian Booker, one sister-in-law Carrie Booker and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues, students, friends, and one devoted best friend, Robert Bailey, Jr.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Mount Olive Memorial Gardens, 3666 Deans Bridge Road, with Reverend Sharon Caldwell, officiating.

*Public viewing Monday, September 14, 2020 from 2-6 p.m. at the mortuary.

W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706)722-6401.

Guest Book

To the Allen family I'm so sorry for your lost. Sending prayers to the family. I truly enjoyed my time with Lester as a teacher and fellow coach. I have some great memories of our coaching days. God Bless. Anita and Michael Toney

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To TheAllen Family With Heartfelt Sympathy to each of you in the lose of your love one. As a classmate and friend, may it comfort you all to know that many others, too, uderstand the loss you bear, and to let you knw that so amny others share the sorrow in your heart and extend much deeper sympathy than any words impart. Georgia M. White, "69" Classmate & Friend

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To The Allen Family With Hearfelt Sympathy

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My thoughts and prayers are with the Allen Family during this difficult time of transition. Coach Allen's warm and generous spirit will be missed by me and countless others. May the grace and peace of Jesus Christ continue to guide and comfort the Allen Family. Sincerely, Billterrenice Streetman Former Athlete and Co-Worker

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Our sincere condolences to Wilhelmina, Phil, Deena, and family on the passing of Lester. We are saddened by this news. Mike and Lester shared many years of friendship and playing tennis. We pray that the peace of our God will bring you comfort and strength at this difficult time of loss. We will keep the family in our prayers. Willie Coye (Mike) and Jennette Williams

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Wilhelmenia, Phil, many, many great memories, Friday Night Fish frys, playing spades, playing tennis. We had so much fun!!! Always keeping you in our prayers & heart.Love , Sharon & Alvin

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I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus prayed for God's Kingdom to come because He knew it would intervene to solve all mankind's problems even sickness and death. (Revelation 21:3-5 & Daniel 2:44). Mary

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In this season of your lives, cherish the memories and remember... earth has no sorry that heaven cannot heal and our God is a promise keeper who will never leave you. Peace and Blessing, Frances D. Wimberly

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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