Ms. Evelyn Edis Kathleen Allen was born in Cavalee Hill Montserrat W.I. to the late Edward O’garro and Maude Allen. Nal married John Joseph Allen on July 26, 1963 this union bought forth 4 children.
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Teacher Nal (as she is known to many) became a teacher at the tender age of 16 after graduating from Cavalee Hill School. Miss Nal immigrated to Boston, Ma in 1969 with her husband and children. Nal worked at Jay’s Work Room as a seamstress for many years until she decided to further her education. She enrolled in Nurse’s Aide training classes. This training led to her employment at New England Medical Center where she worked as a nurse’s aid for 24 years until her retirement in 1994.
Nal was a very creative person and was passionate about embroidery, crocheting and ceramic making. After her retirement she attended ceramics classes at the Salvation Army until 2006.
Nal was a faithful member at the Bethel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church pastored first by the late Bishop Thomas and Evangelist Susan Weeks under whose leadership she founded the church’s Nurses Guild. At the time of her death she was under the leadership of Bishop Dr. Gwendolyn G. Weeks the current pastor of Bethel.
Known as Mommy and Na to her many grand and great grandchildren she unselfishly raised her two granddaughters Nicole and Monique.
Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband John Joseph Allen; her loving sons Leroy Allen and Hilton S. Allen. She leaves to mourn her passing her loving sister and friend Florence Weeks; her children Glennitta (Sister Darrell) Edwards, Lorriston (John) Allen, Kim and LaVern Allen; 17grandchildren: Bryan, Rasheed, Christopher, Dion, Shioneka, Bryan, Lorriston II, Bianca, John John, Jamil, Javal, Jerome, Shawn, Devin, Devaughn, Nicole (Troy) and Monique; her great grandchildren Janice, Matthew; Niele, Eilliot, Anaiyah, Akira, Zion Christopher Jr., Malik, Jiana, Hope and Kyrie and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Also left to mourn her, is her loving cat Princess.
There will be a Viewing on Saturday April 6, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00am followed by Funeral Service at 11:00am at Bethel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church 100 Esmond Street, Dorchester, MA 02121
Interment: Mt. Hope Cemetery
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Riley-Antoine Funeral Home.