Loretta Brooks Allen
1930 - 2020
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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.
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April 10, 2020
Wiggie , thank you for blessing me with your gracious presence for 20 years. I love you so much and youll always be with me. Forever your barbie doll
Wiggie , thank you for blessing me with your gracious presence for 20 years. I love you so much and youll always be with me. Forever your barbie doll
Kiirsten Allen
Grandchild
April 9, 2020
I know i didnt spend as much time with you as I would have liked going into adulthood but you made my childhood bearable. Whenever I did come to town, I made sure to come see you and to bring Sam & Keyanna with me. We'll miss you, Grandma. I can't pronounce the other name you were called by my cousins.
Ariane
Grandchild
April 6, 2020
Although I can't be with the family at this very sad time of mourning the lost of Ms. Loretta,I offer my most sincere condolences from afar to Sheila and all the family.Just keeping it real you will never ever get over the loss of your mom but I know Jesus will get you through it............Jerome
Jerome Edwards Sr.
April 6, 2020
Sorry to hear about your loss.May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father. I pray that God will grant you the strength and our prayers ease the pain of your loss. Know that we are here for you, do not hesitate to reach out.

Aunt Marilyn and Family
Aunt Marilyn and Family
April 6, 2020
Renard, Sheila and the Allen Family,

My sympathy and prayers are with you and the family for the loss of your mother. May God give you the strength and peace to endure this trying time. Many Blessings and loving thoughts are being sent to lift you up today.

Sincerely,
Angelique Wright
April 6, 2020
We are sending our love, prayers and our deepest condolences! May she Rest in PARADISE! Rev. Robert & Linda Williams and Family, Laplace LA
Linda Williams
April 5, 2020
The Kemp family extends our deepest sympathy and condolences!
Alfano JD
April 5, 2020
As my Wiggie... I will miss you. You're in a better situation now. Words can't express the sorrow I have. Your legacy speaks for itself. I love you
Renard Allen Jr
April 5, 2020
We only cross paths once through her wonderful son, Renard Allen. Loretta was most hospitable as we spent a beautiful few hours together❣
Lois Boswell
April 5, 2020
Condolences to our New Orlean family during the lost of your love one. We love y'all and our continuous prayers are with you all. From the Allen family on Lake Providence.
Rosie Spencer
Family
April 4, 2020
missing you so much!
April 4, 2020
Sending love, peace and happiness to the family
Victor and Faye Cockrham
April 4, 2020
My heart goes out to all of the family. Everyone stay strong. Loretta, I will miss our egg nog and pink cloud times.
Claudia Brooks McGee
April 4, 2020
We are so sorry for the passing of yout beloved mother. We are praying with you, and for you that God will strengthen and comfort you all during this time of bereavement we love you ❤
Dennis Hill
Friend
April 4, 2020
Sending prayers and love to the Allen family. God gained another angel to watch over all of you. Gone but never forgotten.
Bobbie McCaskill
April 4, 2020
Sending Love and Prayers to all
Dana Williams-Sanders
April 4, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Cindey Smith
Friend
April 4, 2020
Thanks for always being loving and kind to all around you! there are so many memories! but the best is you holding your great great great granddaughter. there was 6 generation of Allen girls on this earth until the Matriarch took her wings and went to be with the Lord! we Love and and miss your dearly!! had some very priceless moments with you! Sending Hugs and Kisses to heaven!! rest Angel rest until we meet again!!
Loretta Allen Madison
April 3, 2020
Praying Praying for your Health and strength Family RIH Ms.Loretta love you all Gone but never Forgotten We are so so sad RIP
KCBC Church FAMILY Dianne Dora Mae and Emella and all of our Church Family and Friends we all
Family
April 3, 2020
RIH SIS.Loretta love you all family praying Praying for your Family Jesus Jesus Jesus keep this family in your loving Arms today and always Love You Love Love you So So Sad
Dianne Arceneaux And Family
Friend
April 3, 2020
so sorry my friend and families I know the pain you all are feeling I been their it will get better she will always be in u all ❤ heart she will never leave you love you all I am here for you all I am only a phone call away
Karene Fairley
April 3, 2020
Praying with the family .
Helana
Friend
April 3, 2020
RIH we love you and we will miss you Gone but never Forgotten RIP love you all Family So So sorry for your Loss
Dianne &Family
Friend
April 3, 2020

To Sheila and Family,

Sending my Deepest Sympathy to You.

Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.
(Matthew 5:4)

May God's grace bring strength,
comfort,and healing in this time of sorrow.

(old neighbor of Atlanta Street)
Mrs. Bernadine Collins Granger
April 3, 2020
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Great is His faithfulness. While we are mourning the absence of your earthly presence; we celebrate your heavenly feedom. No sickness, no suffering and no pain. Nothing but Joy and Peace there. We love you always! Thank you for being the reflection of God's Grace over six generations. #WellDone #RestWell
Channell Dawson
Grandchild
April 3, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
keith brown
April 3, 2020
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Diana Allen
April 3, 2020
Grandma... thank you for being the special lady that you were. I am so glad I got to spend time with you. You will forever be in my heart . I will always love you!
Morgan Allen
April 3, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Lucille,
Family
April 3, 2020
To Sheila and the family of Mrs. Allen: the Roger Perkins Family extends its heartfelt sympathy to you on this sad loss of your dearest mother and matriarch
Having suffered such a loss in the past , we empathize with you and pray you meditate on the wonderful and joyful events shared with your mother. God has blessedly callef her to his loving arms
Sincerely,
Roger and Lutichs Perkins
Luticha/Roger Perkins
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