Velmon Louise Allen

May 2, 1953 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old


Knitted together in her mother’s womb to bring God glory (Psalms 139:13-14), Velmon Louise Torrence Allen was born on May 2, 1953, to Rebie Torrence and Eddie Crenshaw at 3:00 in the afternoon in Warren County, Georgia.  It was here she grew and developed her heart and passion to serve. Nurtured by her family and the Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Velmon accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age and adopted the mantra of doing things decently and in order to serve the family and community to honor the Lord.

 As a graduate of Warren County High School of 1971, Velmon excelled academically and served in many leadership roles and outreach services to the community. She attended Savannah State University majoring in Business Education, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1975. It was there she extended the boundaries and commitment to outreach services to the community by her induction into the Delta Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. in 1973 and later extended to the Alumni Chapter in Brunswick, GA.

Velmon met and later married in 1976 fellow student David Allen of Brunswick on the campus of SSU as an engineering student and fellow servant. To this union of seventeen years, they were blessed with one son, Brandon Allen who brought unspeakable joy to their lives. The building of relationships and the power of community in raising a family was often felt as the Allen’s made Brunswick, GA home in the tightly niched neighborhood of College Park, where everybody is family.

Utilizing her gifts, skills, and talents for organizing, planning, and passion for neighborhood/family development, Velmon’s career opportunities led her to the Executive Director for the Coastal Area Action Authority as well as the Southeast Georgia Community Development Corporation.  It was in this later position she wrote grants, organized groups, and teams to build over 100 homes for families in the community. She did this while educating families toward economic development, financial literacy, and home ownership.

Velmon’s faith and commitment to serve was undergirded by the First African Baptist Church Family for 46 years and a lifetime membership in Rocky Branch Baptist Church. It is the church that “loves, accepts and forgives.” In this light of service Velmon has served as the church historian, clerk, and current Chairman of the Trustees. Yes, she still gave directions from the phone with a commitment to doing things decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40) to honor the work of the Lord.

On September 3, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. after a period of illness, Velmon’s Heavenly Father called her home to Glory.  She leaves to mourn her, son Brandon Allen; two grandsons, Brayden and Broyden Allen; her mother, Rebie Fitzpatrick; three brothers, Alvin Hall, Warrick Hall, and Edward Crenshaw; three sisters, Gloria, Erddie and Kathy; a dedicated special sister Avis Major and daughter Latavia Deleford, along with a host of family and friends.

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Memorial Service
September 9, 2023

12:00 PM
Warrenton Cultural Center
226 S. Gibson St.
Warrenton, GA 30828


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