Mervin James "Jelly" Allen Sr.

A devoted husband and father, he retired from Norvatis Corp. as a lab technician. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, where he served in the Vietnam War. He died at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. He was 64 years old and a lifelong resident of White Castle, LA. Visitation will be held Monday April 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m. at the City of Refuge, White Castle, LA conducted by Pastor Frank Jones. Interment in St. Paul Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Jerry Allen, six daughters Charlotte Williams-Mitchell, LaTesha Allen-Locke, Michele Watts-Pania (Earl), Delise, Deborah and Candace Allen, two sons Mervin, Jr. and Daniel Allen; one cousin whom he helped rear Cotina Brown (Kenndy); four grandchildren, Damarcus Watts-Bracken, Chandrika Casma, Devinee Williams, and Malandium Mitchell, and fourteen siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents George, Sr. and Celina Allen, one brother Sterling Allen, Sr. one godchild Desmond Landry, and 10 infant siblings. Arrangements entrusted to Roscoe Mortuary, Plaquemine, La.

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