Loretta Brooks Allen was born in New Orleans, LA on July 16, 1930 to the union of the late Charles and Claudia Brooks. Loretta was one of 10 children. On Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at approximately 1:30 AM Loretta transitioned peacefully from this life. Loretta was baptized in New Orleans, LA at an early age and attended House of Prayer, and Kenner Calvary Baptist churches. Loretta attended New Orleans public schools and received a high school diploma and graduated from vocational school as a Graduate Practical Nurse. She worked in several different positions with her last jobs being a Nurse for Golden Ages Nursing Home and Ochsner home health. Loretta was married to the late Nathaniel Allen Senior. To this union they were blessed with 11 children. She leaves to cherish her memories her sister Claudia Brooks-McGee, Children: Sheila Allen-Holmes (Clifton), Nathalie Allen, Regina Allen, Celestine Allen-Carter, Nathaniel Allen Junior (Carolyn), Maxine Allen Webster (Andrew), Derrick Allen, Renard Allen (Katrina), Stacy Allen (Dianna), Daren Allen (Malissa) and a host of Grand, Great-Grand, and Great-Great Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Loretta was preceded in death by her son, Frederick Allen, parents Charles and Claudia Brooks, siblings Fleming Brooks, Herman Brooks, Stanley Brooks, Fletcher Brooks, Charles (Bud) Brooks, Joseph Brooks, Irvin Brooks, and Audrey Brooks-Knoten. Viewing, service and interment are private. Arrangements entrusted to Dennis Funeral Home.
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Published in The Advocate from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2020.