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Wilhelmina B. Allen


Wilhelmina Allen was born in Bronx, New York to the proud parents Lucius and Wilhelmina Bartley on June 26, 1953. She was the fourth of seven children. Both parents preceded her in death. She attended and graduated from Grace Hadley Dodge Vocational High School in the Bronx. Immediately she met James Allen, in New York, which later resulted in nuptials on August 26, 1972. They had three children, of which two were born from this union. Mina moved to San Diego, Ca, where she lived and worked as an Office Manager for twenty years. During the last two years of her life she retired to Maricopa, AZ where she lived with her daughter, Tonya and family. Mina was a loving wife and devoted mother. She enjoyed cooking, music and most of all laughter with the family. She had a kind hearted soul who would help anyone. She was full of wisdom and she shared it freely; we will remember it for a lifetime. On December 31, 2016 at the age of 63, Mina was called home to be with the Lord. Mina was preceded in death by her brother Junior and Lucius Jr; her sisters: Marlene and Jeanette. Mina is survived by her daughters, Tonya Downes (Andy); Andria Allen (Sheldon); Ashanti Willis (Norman IV); brother, Arnold Marlin; sister, Lisa Bartley; grand children, Rahmel, Andrew, Bryant, Dae’sean, Dyamond, Keishaun, Shariff, Zynir, Davonte, Shadiya, Norman V; Noah and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.


  • Tyrone McGraw Posted January 10, 2017 10:51 AM

    You will always hold a spot in my heart and I will never forget the great times we had. I love you so much ma dukes

  • Bryant Downes Posted January 10, 2017 8:05 PM

    Can I get a M.A.HOLLA! Mina Allen’s Holla back I’ll miss you and always remember you. You always picked me up when I was down and always had my back I love you grams.

  • Diamond-Champagne Spruill Posted January 11, 2017 12:02 PM

    MAHOLLA! I love you & I’ll miss you. I’ll never forget all the laughs & good times. All the lessons & recipes, you encouraged me to be a strong black woman & never let anything stop me from living out my dreams. I know your in a better place free from pain & anguish. I know I’ll see you again. My true earth angel! Fly high my love until we meet again.

  • Chantel Quintons Posted January 11, 2017 12:08 PM

    Auntie you gave me a lifetime of memories I will always cherish. From the summer vacations at your house making giant pots of popcorn making up dances with my cousins and cracking jokes lol. You aint take no mess auntie but you always gave us your undivided attention love and wisdom and i finally know how to crack a crab properly lol…Im gonna truly miss you Auntie Mina Rest with Peace Love u always & Forever

  • Andria (lemon) Allen Posted January 11, 2017 4:12 PM

    Words cant began 2 express how much im missin u…u was my rock my go 2 person 4 ours shows my world my pain my anger my mom most of all.. im glad ur not in pain anymore no more suffering…its just so weird not seein u wen i come 2 Arizona ..i missin u so much wilma, i just keep tellin myself ur in a better place now…i luv u more than words sleep in peace my angel

  • Erika Carter Posted January 11, 2017 10:24 PM

    Auntie I’m so happy ur not in pin anymore. I wish we had more time but I no everything happens for a reason n god had bigger plans for you. My angel n shining star among all other things has really taught me the true meaning of unconditional love. You will be missed. I love u n will never forget u. Rest in paradise

  • Lahiri Posted January 13, 2017 7:37 PM

    Much love Mina, i am going to miss you, and our times talking it up. It was always a great. I am sad, but glad you are reating in paradise. Our memories will for ever keep you alive in our hearts where it matters. Rest in happiness and peace.

  • Andy Downes Posted January 14, 2017 8:26 PM

    Mina I miss you my friend and confidant we had some great times I will forever cherish you accepted me from the moment we met and treated me as your own I am great full for the memories love forever. Can I get a MAHOLLA echos throughout the heavens.

  • Mary Konchakoska Posted August 23, 2020 9:27 AM

    I can remember the family get together with Uncle Lucius and Aunt Mina in the Bronx. I can remember all the laughs we shared and how much live we had for one another. I will always have you in my Heart. Your Cousin Mary

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