February 28, 2011
Shirley L. Allen, 72, of Centerburg, a member of the Centerburg Church of Christ, left her Earthly family to join her Heavenly one on Monday, February 28, 2011, while surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on March 12, 1938, in Orbiston, Ohio, the daughter of Stanley and Naomi (Campbell) Robinson. Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Austin Junior Allen. Daughters, Jeri (Donald) Hall, of Johnstown, Shawna Young, of Centerburg, daughter-in-law, CeAnn Allen, of Centerburg; grandchildren, Chris Hall, Mike Barber, Austin Allen, Aubrie Allen; great-grandchildren, Preston Barber and Blake Barber. She is also survived by sisters, Pat (Ed) Redman of Heath, Jean Adams of Murray City, and Marlene (Larry) Mitchell of Murray City, and an uncle, Virgil Campbell, of Nelsonville, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and a son, Charles “Chuck” Allen. At Shirley’s request, there will be no calling hours. A private, family graveside service will be held at East View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions made in Shirley’s name to Centerburg Church of Christ and Hospice of Knox County. Arrangements by Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home Centerburg, Ohio. She would like you to know, in her own words, “Remember me as I was, realize I have just changed my address to Heaven. Make reservations to come and see me when God calls you.”
Laurie Mitchell Bonner - Mar 3, 2011
Uncle Junior, Jeri, and Shawna,
wanting you to know I am thinking of you all, had planned to come to services, with dad now in hospital, I will stay with him so that mom can attend worry free. I loved Aunt Shirley dearly, I have such great memories of her, she had such a beautful smile, and was the kindest woman ever. Thank you Junior for all that you and her have done for mom and dad. I will miss her dearly. Laurie, Richard, Beth, Annie, Glen and grandkids.
The Humble Family - Mar 2, 2011
Dear Austin,Jeri,Shawna,CeAnn Allen Family; Since our Families have met 1970 at Minerva Park
Church of Christ,Westerville Schools,Centerburg We will remember Shirley,a meek kind joyful person with a big smile as a Christian Mother. Our Earthly Body shall Die,but our Souls shall have Enternal Life.Thomas Humble
All Things Made New:
1 Now I Shirley Louise Allen along with the Apostle Disciple John saw a new heaven and a new earth,for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away.Also there was no more sea.
2 Then I,saw the holy city,New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,prepared as a church bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying,“Behold,the tabernacle of God is with all men,women and He our Lord God,Heavenly Father,the Son,the Holy Spirit will dwell with them all and they shall be His children.Lord God Himself will be with them and be their God.
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes;there shall be no more death,nor sorrow, nor crying,There shall be no more pain,for the former earthly things have passed away”
5 Then He our Lord God,Heavenly Father,Son,Holy Spirit who sits on the holy throne said,“Behold,I will make all things new.”and He said to me,“Write,for these words are true and faithful.”
6 And He said to me,“It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega,the Beginning and the End.I will give of the fountain of the crystal water of enternal life freely to them who thirsts.
7 They who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.
8 But the cowardly,unbelieving,abominable, murderers,sexually immoral,sorcerers,idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with enternal fire and brimstone, which is their second death.”
The New Jerusalem:
9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me,saying,“Come,I will show you the church bride,the Lamb’s wife.”
10 And he carried me away in the Holy Spirit to a great and high mountain and showed me the great holy city,the holy Jerusalem,descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God,their holy light was like a most precious stone,like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.
12 Also they had a great and high wall with twelve gates and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them,which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel
13 three gates on the east,three gates on the north,three gates on the south and three gates on the west.
14 Now the wall of the city had twelve layers foundations and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb Jesus Christ.
15 And the holy angel who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city,its gates and its walls.
16 The holy city is laid out as a four square, its length is as great as its width breadth, And he measured the city with the reed,twelve thousand furlongs.Its length,breadth and height are all equal.
17 Then the holy angel measured its walls:one hundred and forty-four cubits,according to the measure of a man,that is of an angel.
18 The build of its wall was of jasper and the city was pure gold,like clear crystal glass.
19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones,the first foundation was jasper,the second sapphire,the third chalcedony,the fourth emerald,
20 the fifth sardonyx,the sixth sardius,the seventh chrysolite,the eighth beryl,the ninth topaz,the tenth chrysoprase,the eleventh jacinth and the twelfth foundation amethyst.
21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls,each individual gate was of one pearl and the street of the city was pure gold,like transparent crystal glass.
The Glory of the New Jerusalem:
22 But I saw no church temple in it,for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it,for the glory of God illuminated it.The Lamb Jesus Christ is the light.
24 And all the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light and all the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.
25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day as there shall be no night in the holy city,
26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.
27 But there shall by no means enter it the holy city anything that defiles or causes an abomination or a lie,but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Holy Book of Life.
The River of Life:
1 And the Holy Angel showed me thy pure river of water of life,clear as crystal,proceeding from the holy throne of God,Jesus Christ,the Heavenly Father,the Son,the Holy Spirit and of the pure Lamb.
2 In the middle of its street and on either side of the river,the tree of life which bore twelve fruits,each tree yielding its fruit every month.The leaves of the tree were for the healing of all nations.
3 And there shall be no more pain,curse,illness but only the throne of God and of the Lamb shall sit and all His servants the children of the Heavenly Father shall serve Him.
4 They shall see His face and His name shall be on their foreheads.
5 There shall be no more night,they need no lamp nor light of the sun,for the glory of our Lord God gives them all light and they shall all reign forever and ever.
The Time Is Near:
6 Then he said to me,“These words are faithful and true” and the Lord God of the holy apostles sent His disciple angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place.
7 “Behold,I am come quickly! Blessed is they who keeps the words of the this prophecy of this holy book”
8 Now I Apostle Disciple John,saw and heard these things and when I heard and saw,I fell down to worship before thy feet of the angel who showed me these things.
9 Then he said to me,“See that you do not do that for I am your fellow servant and of your brethren the prophets and of those who keep the words of this holy book,Worship our holy God”
10 And he said to me,“Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this holy book,for the time is at hand.
11 They who is unjust,let them be unjust still; they who is filthy,let them be filthy still; they who is righteous,let them be righteous still;they who is holy,let them be holy still.”
Jesus Christ Testifies to all the Churches
12 “And behold,I am coming quickly and My reward is with Me,to give to every one according to thy works.
13 I am the Alpha and the Omega,the Beginning and the End,the First and the Last.”
14 Blessed are those who does His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter through the gates into the holy city.
15 But outside the holy city are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters and whoever loves and practices a lie.
16 “I,Jesus Christ,have sent My angel to testify to you these things in all the churches.I am the Root and the Offspring of David,the Bright and Morning Star.”
17 And the Holy Spirit and the Church Bride say,“Come!” and let all who hears say,“Come!” and let them who thirsts come.Whoever desires,let them take drink the water of life freely.
18 For I Apostle Disciple John testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book,If anyone adds to these things,God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book,
19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy,God shall take away his part from the Holy Book of Life,from the holy city and from the things which are written in this book.I Am Coming Quickly!
20 He who testifies to these things says,“Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen.Even so come,Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all,Amen.
May The Allen Family have Peace that our Family love one,Sister,Aunt,Wife,Mother,Grand Mother, Christian Friend has ran a good earthly race, fought a good earthly fight,will recieve her Heavenly reward to enter into the Heavenly Holy City.Amen
The Humble Family;Thomas-Apple Valley Lake Howard Ohio,Vada-Ogden Utah,Keith-Tampa Florida,Jeff-Stow Ohio,Marie-Apple Valley Lake 1208 Apple Valley Drive Howard Ohio 43028
Connie, Terry Robson and Girls - Mar 2, 2011
You are in our thoughts and Prayers. Our deepest sympathies from our family to yours. Shirley was a beautiful women and she will be sadly missed. Sincerely, The Robson’s