Roosevelt D. Allen Jr.

Roosevelt D. Allen Jr., age 68 years of Gary, Indiana exchanged time for eternity peacefully on the morning of January 9, 2016. Roosevelt Jr. was born to the union of Patsy L. Taylor and Roosevelt D. Allen Sr. on June 16, 1947. He was the first born to this union. Roosevelt accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age and was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He later joined St. Timothy Community Church as a young adult and remained there until his passing. Roosevelt Jr. graduated from Roosevelt High School, Class of 1965. He attended Howard University, Washington, D.C. and graduated from Worsham School of Mortuary Science. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Indiana University, obtaining a BS degree in Accounting. He then pursued his graduate studies at DePaul University, Chicago, IL. He was a Life member of the N.A.A.C.P., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Lakeside Lodge #47, PHA, former Calumet Township Advisory Board Member for over 20 years, former Board Member of Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living, Executive Board member of NIRPC, member of the Lake County Democratic Organization, President of the 911 board, Sweetheart of the Phyllis Wheatley Federated Colored Women’s Club, I.F.D.A., N.F.D.A. and numerous other organizations. Roosevelt was co-owner of Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc. and 1st District Commissioner of Lake County Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents Roosevelt Allen Sr. and Patsy L. Allen and son Earnest Tre Daurham. Roosevelt leaves to cherish fond memories three loving daughters Lisa (Jerry) Wilson, LaTrice (Edward) Jeter both of Indianapolis, IN and Olivia Allen of Gary, IN; seven grandchildren Jasmine Allen of Brooklyn, NY Courdney Hines, Nidjah Wilson, Kaidlin Jeter, Jaden Wilson, Samari Wilson all of Indianapolis, IN and Amahri Tre’ Edwards of Gary, IN; one sister Valerie (Wallace) Broadnax; brother Gregory L. Allen; Aunts Mary Ann Guyton, Venetia Williams and Alta Allen all of Gary, IN; devoted companion Donna A. Brown of Merrillville, IN; two nieces Carmelita Perry-Henry of Gary, IN and Aaliyah Allen of Indianapolis, IN, nephew Edward (Shauntell) Perry both of Gary, IN and a host of cousins, great-nieces and nephews, other relatives, staff at Guy & Allen Funeral Directors and Lake County Government Center and friends. Visitation, Friday, January 15, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Family hours 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 W. 11th Avenue. Funeral service Saturday, January 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Timothy Community Church 1600 W. 25th Avenue. Rev. Dr. Alfred Johnson officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.

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