June 17, 1978 - January 17, 2019
Jan Renee Allen was born on her grandmother’s birthday, June 17, 1978 in Covington, LA. She passed so peacefully at the young age of 40. Jan attended Bowling Green School for 13 years, graduating in the Class of 1996. She was chosen as class favorite, Ms. BGS and Homecoming Queen. Jan was also a cheerleader, a four year member of the Lady Bucs basketball team and involved in numerous club activities. She worked for several years at Riverside Medical Center, where she loved all the employees so much. Jan had an infectious smile, always loved life but most of all loved the Lord.
He says, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the Earth.” The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46: 10-11
She is survived by: Daughter: Hailey Lynn Maddern; Hailey’s Dad: Tom Maddern of Franklinton; Hailey’s Sisters: Katy of Hammond, Kara of Germany; Parents: Ken Allen and Brenda Barber Allen of Franklinton; Brother and Niece: John Allen and Kiersten Allen of Franklinton; Kiersten’s Mom: Becky Smith Allen of Franklinton; Aunts and Uncles: Rita and Butch Magee, Judy and Carl Thomas, Eugene Barber, Randy Barber, Alfred and Vivian Allen all of Franklinton; Her wonderful doctor, Dr. Sumathi Smith, whom she loved so dearly and who fought for her until the very end. Also numerous precious cousins who were so close to her.
She was preceded in death by grandparents Ellis and Ruth Barber, Ellie and Letha Allen, aunt Shirley Stansbury, uncle Lonnie Allen, cousins Allen Dedon and Sherri Hall.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Monday January 21st from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue after 9:00 am Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Franklinton (950 Self Street, Franklinton). A funeral service will be held in the church at 12:00 pm Tuesday with Rev. Joey Miller and Rev. Bob Adams officiating, a eulogy by lifelong friend Matt Crain and special music by Stuart Varnado. Burial will follow in the Magee Cemetery at Lawrence Creek.
Memorial donations can be made to the First Baptist Church-New Sanctuary Fund.
Pallbearers are cousins Brent Magee, Matt Magee, Julian Thomas, Jamie Thomas, Phill Junkins and special friend Justin Brown
Honorary Pallbearers are the Bowling Green Class of 1996.