John Wesley Allen

Born: Tue., May 29, 1962
Died: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
Location: Edward J Garr Funeral Home Inc

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
Location: Edward J Garr Funeral Home Inc

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John “Safiy” Wesley Allen, 56, of Erie, passed away on October 19, 2018 at his residence. He was born May 29, 1962 to the late John William and Geraldine Lola (Baskerville) Allen. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Edward James.
John was a shrimper in Mississippi. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, listening to music, playing cards, working on the shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mississippi, and was also a certified barber. 
Survivors include his two daughters, Shakara LaRae Allen of Erie and Aishya Renee Wallace of Atlanta, GA., two grandsons, Ja Ron Sijill Johnson of Erie and Jayden Larry Wallace of Atlanta, GA., five sisters, Bonnie Taylor of Silver Spring, MD., Renee Gambill (Paul) of Erie, Annette Allen of Painesville, OH., Michelle Booker (Sid) of Mentor, OH., and Margay Pinkney (Bryan) of Erie. He is also survived by his aunt, Ruth Ranson and his uncle, Richard Allen, both of Erie, and many nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends may call at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Inc., 459 East 12th Street, Erie, PA 16503 on Monday October 29, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for visitation and service. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Please send condolences to

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Elder Tyrone L. Clark
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
Our hearts mourn with you the lost of someone so dear. May God's love and peace cover you through this time and beyond. Please know that our prayers of comfort follow with you.

In your service,
Christ Temple Church of Erie

Trudie Tate
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
Sorry for the loss of your love one, my prayers are with you and your family.

Trinita Evans
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
Gone but never forgotten. We will miss you Johnny Allen.

Edward Henderson
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
With the most sincere condolences to my beloved Family from Erie PA. We love and miss you all. Please accept our prayers and blessings on Johnny’s behalf. May God keep you all under his care now and forevermore. Ed and Melissa Henderson ❤️

Shelleyne Doxey
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
You encouraged me and listened to me rant. Lol... What more could a friend ask for. You were that guy & I am going to miss u homie.

Gwen Cooley
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
My prayers are with the family.

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