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Willie James Allen 1960 – 2021

Willie James Allen​ of Port Arthur, TX

March 15, 1960 – July 19, 2021

Services will be held Saturday, Jul. 31, 2021, at First Six Street Baptist Church 548 Abe Lincoln Avenue, Port Arthur, TX. Gathering of Family and Friends will begin at 9AM until Funeral at 11AM.

Willie was born on March 15, 1960, to rose Mary Allen and Clifton Glover in Lafayette, La.

Willie accepted Jesus Christ into his life at an early age under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Ransom E. Howard at First Sixth Street Baptist Church in Port Arthur, TX. Willie was a 1978 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School. He married Angela Allen and they shared many wonderful decades together. Willie loved the city of Port Arthur.

Willie received a key to city in 2001 for risking his life to save another. September 4 is known as “Willie Allen Day”. Willie worked for the city of Port Arthur for many years and had recently retired in February 2021. He was such a hardworker that he decided to rejoin the workforce and started working for Hotard driving buses transporting workers to and from the plants. Willie loved the Dallas cowboys! He enjoyed spending time with family (especially his grandsons), hanging with his classmates, attending football games, and traveling with his wife.

Willie was preceded in death by his parents: Rose Mary Allen and Clifton Glover Sr. three brothers: Arthur Glover sr., Clifton Glover Jr., Clifford Glover Sr. and one nephew: Anthony Allen.

Willie is survived by his wife: Angela Allen; sons: Ernest and Devon Jones; daughter: Chasity Jones; brothers: Hebert Allen, Derrick (Carol) Green, Raymond (Louise) Allen, Kenneth (Roberta) Newton, all of Port Arthur, TX, Richard Glover, of Houston, TX, Roy Glover and Russell Glover of Orange, TX; sisters: Gloria Allen (Wilfred) Woods of California and Fairrena Newton of Port Arthur, TX. Aunt: Rose Marie Floyd of Lake Charles, la; two grandchildren: Messiah Joubert of Port Arthur, TX and Ezra Jones of Humble, TX. Three special friends: Mark Bowden, Forrest Vanderbilt, Hilton Kelley and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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