It is with great sadness that the family of Bessie L. Queen Allen announces her passing on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the age of 89 years. Bess, or “Granny” as she was known by most, will be greatly missed by her 3 children; Kathy Allen (Tony) Tate of Columbus, MS, Cheryl “Sherry” Allen (Roger) Mosley of Gulf Breeze, FL, and Mike Allen of Spanish Fort, AL. Granny will be lovingly remembered by her eight grandchildren; Shelly Tate Buffa, David Tate, Roger Mosley, Richard Mosley, Paige Mosley Dick, Ashlee Mosley Brown,Graham Allen, and Aaron Allen. She is survived by her eleven great-grandchildren, many beloved nieces, nephews and friends, and dear sister Laura Vaughan of Logan, WV. She also leaves behind beloved friend and “adopted daughter” Karen Colwell and “grandchildren,” Brian and Mandy.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert G. Allen of Logan, WV in 1976. She was born in Wayne County, WV, but lived in many places while being married to “Bob” as he was in the United States Air Force. After nearly 50 years apart, Bob and Bess are reunited in love.
In 1987 Bess moved to Gulf Breeze, FL, to live with her daughter Sherry and son-in-law Roger, where she has lived for the past 30 years.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 30 at 10:00 a.m., at Santa Rosa Shores Baptist Church in Gulf Breeze, FL.