Frederick Earl “Freddie” Allen Sr. passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the age of 64.
Freddie was born in Brazos County to James Arthur and Johnnie Mae Allen on May 7, 1953. Growing up as one of eleven children, Freddie attended Carver Elementary before going to E.A. Kemp High School from 1971-1972, which at the time was the only high school for African Americans in Brazos County. He completed his education at Bryan High School in 1973. In his youth, Freddie was very fast on his feet, running track and playing basketball. Sports continued to be an important part of his life, as he enjoyed running track and playing basketball as well as watching his favorite team play football. The Dallas Cowboys was his favorite team, although he would get angry with them during the games, saying, “They were cheerleaders.” He always got over his frustrations with the team though, asking everybody, “How about them Cowboys!”
It was while playing basketball at San Jacinto Park that Freddie met the love of his life, Linda Shivers. The two were blessed with 45 years of marriage. His children meant the world to him, and he dedicated himself to being a loyal and faithful provider for his family.
Freddie was a good man of character. He loved the Lord, joining Galilee Baptist at an early age. Later on he became part of True Vine Missionary Baptist Church. Freddie was outgoing and funny, enjoying spending time with his family and friends.
Freddie leaves behind his loving wife Linda, his daughter and son-in-law Felicia and Darren Dove Sr. of Bryan, his daughter NaQuitha Morrison of Waco, his son Frederick Earl Allen Jr. of Bryan, his daughter Tomica Allen (Sedrick), his sister Mamie Auston of Bryan, his sister and brother-in-law Beverly and Robert Scott of Bryan, his brother and sister-in-law James Jr. and Joyce Allen of Bryan, his brother and sister –in-law Reverend Donald Ray Sr. and Margaret Allen of Dallas, his sister and brother-in-law Deborah and Larry Green of Mansfield, his brother Michael Anthony Allen of Bryan, his sister Narla Shae Lockett of Bryan, fourteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents James Arthur and Johnnie Mae Allen, his daughter April Allen, his brother Robert Lane Allen, his brother Harvey Leon Allen, and his sister Jaqueline Patrice Allen.
To honor Freddie’s life, a visitation will be held from 11am to 8pm on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan with a Memory Sharing Ceremony to begin at 6 PM. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1pm on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church of Bryan with interment at Oakwood Cemetery followed by a repast at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church.