Violet Jean Ross-Allen was born October 14, 1946 in Oakland, Ca. to Charles David and Rubie Lee Ross. She was proceeded in death by her father Charles David Ross and her brother Leroy Ross.
She is survived by her loving husband of 50 yrs. Benjamin Allen Jr. and their daughter, Angela McCoy, son-in-law, Lee McCoy; her mother, Rubie Stewart and her sister, Fannie Jewel Randle; 3 grandchildren, Ashley McCoy-Hicks-her husband Torrevio Hicks, Christopher McCoy, and Alyssa McCoy; 2 great greatgrandchildren, LaNaia Hicks and Elijah Benjamin Anthony Hicks; two aunts, Jessie Faye Talley and Martha Jo Jones; 3 sister-in-law’s; cousins, nieces, nephews, and a special friend, Linda Sowell.
Violet Jean was born in Oakland, California and lived her early childhood in Oklahoma where she attended school at McMurray Elementary in Sentinel, OK., afterwards her first couple of years of high school was at Blanche Thomas high school in Hobart, Oklahoma, and where she excelled in her love for basketball. She moved to Texarkana, Tx., where she received her high school diploma from Dunbar High School in 1965. She continued her education in Nursing and received her state license as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in 1972 from Texarkana Community College.
Violet Jean touched and impacted many lives throughout her 44-year’s career as a nurse. Her early church affiliation was a member of Manuel Calvary Baptist Church in Hobart, Ok., and later in life was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Arlington, Tx.
Violet passed on November 25, 2019 with her loving husband at her side. She would tell you that her love for family and close friends was her purpose, and she would give her last to those she loved and cared for, and even that stranger that sometimes crossed her pathway would have the honor to receive her graciousness and care.
When I am gone, release me, let me go,
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we have had so many years.
I gave you my love and you can only guess,
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it is time I travel alone.
So, grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only a while that we must part,
So, bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on
So, if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me, I’ll be near,
And if you listen with your heart,
You will hear all my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must, come this way alone,
I will greet you with my Lord and Savior a warm smile and open arms and say, “Welcome Home”
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