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Lula B. Allen April 2, 1923 -- Feb. 8, 2006

Lula B. Allen, a Buffalo homemaker and active churchwoman, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006 in Buffalo General Hospital after a short illness. She was 82. Born in North Carolina, the former Lula B. Hawkins was one of 25 children. She was a longtime Buffalo resident.

She was an evangelist who was active with several churches.

Her husband of 63 years, Isaiah, a retired machine operator, died Jan. 29.

Survivors include four daughters, Jacoula Hamlett, Marie Brown and Rosa, all of Buffalo, and Artelia of Duluth, Ga.; four sons, Isaiah Jr., Joseph and Isaac, all of Buffalo; and Willie of North Hampton, Va.; 10 sisters, Christine Harris, Shirley Ruffin, Idell Banks, Dolores Hawkins, Ilene Austin, Darlene Hawkins and Dorothy Jefferson, all of Buffalo; Patty Tucker and Revell Taylor, both of Virginia, and Marlene Baxter of Maryland; seven brothers, William Hawkins of Fort Myers, Fla.; Adolphus, Willie, Charles, Patrick, David and Mark Hawkins, all of Buffalo; 36 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday after a wake at 10 at Cold Spring Church of God in Christ, 107 Verplanck St. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, West Seneca.


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