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Flossie Celestine Allen

October 23, 1932 May 10, 2021
Flossie Celestine Allen
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Flossie Celestine Allen, the daughter of the late Mary and Henry Allen, was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 23, 1932. She departed this life on May 10, 2021. Mary and Henry Allen had three children. They were Flossie, the youngest, the late Henry Clifton Allen Jr., the oldest, and the late Eugene Alonzo Allen. Flossie received her education in the schools of Philadelphia and she graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls. At the higher education level, Flossie received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cheyney University, and a Masters of Education Degree from Temple University. She was a founding member of Delta Iota Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Flossie was employed by the School District of Philadelphia for 30 years serving as a classroom teacher and serving in the following Mid- Management positions: EIP Consultant, EIP Chief Consultant, and the Follow Through District Five Liaison. Other professional responsibilities included serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Simpson House, Inc., the Chair of the Board of Directors of Simpson Mid-Town and Educational Consultant for the Southwest Educational Laboratory in Austin Texas.

Flossie accepted Christ at a very early age and she was baptized at St. Matthews AME Church. She found joy in her personal relationship with Christ. Throughout her life the passage of scripture that guided her Christian journey was, “In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:6. In 1963, Flossie became a member of Janes Memorial United Methodist Church. The Reverend Dr. Henry H. Nichols was the pastor. Flossie was blessed to have the opportunity to participate in various leadership activities for young people including Church School Teacher, Coordinator for Children’s Ministries, assistant drama coach for the Janes Drama Guild, and Assistant Director of Christian Education. Her life was also enriched by having the opportunity to serve in Administrative and Service programs with adults which included Lay Leader, secretary of Church Council, Coordinator for the Janes Computer Program, Co-Coordinator for the Shepherd’s Program, Chair of the Senior Adult Ministry, Chair of Membership Ministry, and member of the United Methodist Women, the Soup Kitchen Staff, the Janes Sanctuary Ensemble, the Family Circle, the Adult Sunday School Class, the Board of Trustees and the Finance Ministry.

Flossie enjoyed politics. Her personal library is filled with biographies of politicians and various political science books. Flossie was always anxious to have a discussion with someone about current events. Flossie also enjoyed watching football and baseball on television. She was always talking about the events occurring on her favorite teams, the Eagles and the Phillies.

Although Flossie did not give birth to her own children, she was extremely blessed to have a very close relationship with her nieces and nephews. She played an instrumental role in the spiritual lives of her nieces as she took the time to pick them up and take them to Sunday school every week. Initially she influenced them to attend church but they were impacted more by watching her provide leadership for various programs in the church. They often observed her as she spent many hours preparing instructional materials for the Sunday School programs such as the Black History Month Programs and the Christmas and Easter Sunday School Programs. Her dedication to the Lord and her discipleship has left a legacy that can be seen in the next generation of her family. Her excellence and value of education also influenced her family to pursue their goals.



Flossie leaves to cherish her memory, Goddaughter/niece, Denise Celestine Allen Lewis (Haston), nephew, Carlton H. Allen (Wanda), nephew, Gregory Bruton (Carol), nieces, Eloris Dannette Speight, Patricia Diane Armstrong, Jacqueline Marie Allen (Michael Jones), Darlene Sharp, Goddaughter, Linda Robinson, Godson/great-nephew, Jason Bruton, 20 great nieces and nephews, 17 great-great nieces and nephews, special friends, Drs. Albert & Syreeta Mosley and a host of relatives and friends. Special thank you to her family including Julia A. Bruton-Sheppard, Victoria J. Bruton, Chloe E. Bruton, and Jason H. Bruton for your love and assistance in making her life at home manageable in her latter years.

Flossie Celestine Allen’s live stream service will occur on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 9:30 A.M. In order to access her live stream service, click the tab labeled “Photos & Videos” on Flossie Allen’s obituary page, followed by selecting “Webcast Video.”

Once clicked, you will immediately be sent to her live service.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

22

May

9:00 AM 5/22/2021 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 5/22/2021 10:00:00 AM
James Memorial United Methodist Church

47 E. Haines St
Avenue
Philadelphia, Philadelphia 19144

James Memorial United Methodist Church
47 E. Haines St Philadelphia 19144 Philadelphia
United States

Service

Saturday

22

May

10:00 AM 5/22/2021 10:00:00 AM
James Memorial United Methodist Church

47 E. Haines St
Avenue
Philadelphia, Philadelphia 19144

James Memorial United Methodist Church
47 E. Haines St Philadelphia 19144 Philadelphia
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Ivy Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Easton Road
P.O. Box 27307
Philadelphia, PA 19150

Easton Road Philadelphia 19150 PA
United States
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