PETERSBURG, VA 23803-4220
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Ida B. Allen

February 24, 1943 - September 22, 2013

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Ms. Ida Bell Allen of 1631 Halifax Street, Petersburg, Va., entered eternal peace on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Southside Regional Medical Center, Petersburg, Va., after a period of declining health.

Ida was born February 24, 1943 to the late Walter Dailey, Sr. and Marie Robinson Dailey. She was baptized at an early age at Sharon Baptist Church, Petersburg Dinwiddie), Va. She was employed at Hill Phoenix, Colonial Heights, Va.

Ida was predeceased by her son, Robert Lee Allen, Sr.; grandson, Lamont Gordon; father, Walter Dailey, Sr.; mother, Marie Robinson Dailey, and a brother, Walter Dailey, Jr.

Ida leaves to cherish her precious memories to eleven children, Raymond Allen, Jr. (Audrey) and Ricky Allen (Paula) both of Dinwiddie, Va., Cynthia Battle (David) of Goldsboro, NC, Michelle Moore (Kenny) of Baltimore, Md., Lisa Allen, Barbara Baker, James Allen, Kenneth Allen, Maurice Allen (Lewanda), Timothy Allen (Tracey) and Charles Allen (Mary) all of Petersburg, Va.; one devoted sister, Willie Ann Tucker; a brother, James Dailey of Dinwiddie, Va.; twenty-nine grandchildren, Shakeya Allen, Shanta Allen, Shaneka Allen, Taquisha Allen, Antonio Allen, Doniel Allen, Shaun Allen, Mario Allen, Antoine Allen, Keisha Allen, Terrell Allen, Marcel Allen, Crystal Allen, Ranishia Allen, Robert Lee Allen, Jr., Dikey Lockhart, Crystal Allen, Kenneth Allen, Jr., Ricky Allen, Jr., Rishard Allen, Delmont Gholson, Naeem Whitfield, Kierra Gordon, Shaketa Mason, Chris Jarratt, Briantez Person, James Thomas, Chantel Reid, and Jasmine Mitchell; 38 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; daughter-in-law, Paulette Allen of Dinwiddie, Va.; two aunts, Maggie Winfield (Ed) and Rosa Lee Davis (General) of Hudson, NY; three devoted friends, Nancy Rives, Janet Newton and Frances Robinson; a devoted niece, Kathy Hunter, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Ida will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and loving heart.

Services for Ms. Ida B. Allen will be held 1:00 P.M., Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Sharon Baptist Church, 26804 Fort Emory Road, Petersburg, Va., the Rev. Dr. Herbert W. Anderson, Pastor, Eulogist. The interment to follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, September 27, 2013 at the funeral establishment.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Ms. Allen at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.