Mrs. Floride Douglas Allen of Cary, NC and Aurora, NC, died Monday, November 25, 2013 at her home in Cary, NC, surrounded with the love of her family.
Born in Charleston, SC, she was the daughter of Rev. Harold and Louise Douglas.
She is survived by her mother, Louise Douglas of Charlotte, her husband Rev. Dr. Douglas Allen of Cary, and her three children: Mark Allen and wife Tracy of Clayton (Brooke, Sidney, and Samuel), Michael Allen and wife Karen of Cary (Cary, Laurie, Coleman, and Riley), Susan Knapp and husband Geary of Morrisville (Hannah). Floride was preceded in death by her father Rev. Harold Douglas.
She is survived by her siblings Harold and Elaine Douglas of Fort Mill, SC; David and Ruby Douglas of Waxhaw, NC; Anita and Kirk Barnstable of Saskatchewan, Canada; and Suzanne and Tim Hughes of Saint Petersburg, FL.
Floride's life was passionately devoted to Christ and church ministry. She was an extraordinary wife and mother, a dedicated friend, and a talented musician. She had longstanding careers with Eastern Airlines and GlaxoSmithKline.
Services will be held at Cary Church of God on Friday, November 29, 2013, 107 Quade Dr., Cary, NC 27513. Visitation will be at 11:00 am at the church, followed by a memorial service at 1:00pm. Entombment will follow at Wake Memorial Park, 7002 Green Hope School Rd., Cary, NC 27519.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Church of God World Missions, a cause to which Floride was deeply committed. Checks can be made to Cary Church of God, designated for World Missions.