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Donald  V. "Donnie"
Allen Sr.

May 1, 1952 – May 4, 2019

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"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Carter Funeral Home
"Sleep in peace Donnie. I remember talking to you about the Lakers back in the day. My prayers are with you and Terry and the rest of your..."
— Stephanie Poston
"Donnie I love and miss you so much. You will always be my big brother! "
— Berlinda Alexander
"Can’t believe you are no longer here with us. Fly with the angels my friend. "
— Wendolyn (Windie) White
"Oh Love of my Life..I am lost without you; you were my 'EVERYTHING' & I was yours. Rest my will ALWAYS be deeply embedded in my..."
— Terry Sapp(Mama)
"My sincerest condolences. I miss you so much my brother, my confidant. You were loved by all and will truly be missed. "
— Angela Sapp
"R.I.P. my dear friend"
— Greg Mackey
"Our deepest condolences are with the Allen familia. May God’s love, protection, and guidance surround each of you. May Donnie’s memories..."
— Rosemary Pérez
"Anna and family my prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of bereavement and always "
— Detra C
"Pops was truly one of a kind. We love you all and admire your strength. No doubt a trait you've inherited from Don. ❤️"
— Cheyenne Gibson & family

Obituary for Donald V. "Donnie" Allen Sr.

Donald V. Allen Sr.
May 4, 2019
Donald V. Allen Sr. 67, loving father of three, passed away on Saturday in Queens, NY.
He was born, May 1, 1952, in Syracuse New York. Donnie was a graduate of Nottingham high school in Syracuse, New York and attended Farmingdale State College. He was in the Syracuse. Urban Sports Hall of Fame for top male 100 athletes in history. Donnie was a son, husband, father, proud grandfather and a great friend to many. He was a self-taught musician and songwriter, who knew and loved the Lord. Donnie was an award-winning athlete and sports fan. He was a chef who loved to cook for all. He had a gift for storytelling and he would tell you that he was a true hippie, free spirit, civil rights activist and music lover who captured the heart of all of those who met him, #IfYouKnewHimYouLovedHim. Donnie was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Helen Horton and his brother, Norman Terry Allen. He is survived by his daughter, Anna Allen of SC; his sons, Donald V Allen Jr. (Genie Allen) of South Carolina and D. Addison Spears (Tatiana Spears) of Syracuse; his Close companion, Terry Sapp. Five grandchildren; Jalen Allen, Taylor Dorsey, Janelle Allen, Tyler Dorsey (all of South Carolina) and Luna Spears of Syracuse; aunt Bernice Morgan of Syracuse; two nieces, Cameron Allen Hudson and Carmeya Allen; two nephews, Norman Allen Jr. and Craig Allen. Donnie also had others he considered siblings, close nieces, nephews, and several cousins. Calling hours will be on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m at the The Apolstolic Church 347 Cortland Ave. Syracuse, New York 13202. Services immediately following provided by Rev. Max Jones. #ifyouknewhimyoulovedhim.

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When Monday, May 13th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Apostolic Church
347 Cortland Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13202

Service Information

Monday, May 13th, 2019 11:00am
Pastor Max Jones
Apostolic Church
347 Cortland Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13202
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