Carrie Corrina "Baby Herndon" (Herndon) Allen

December 29, 1925 ~ January 26, 2020 (age 94)


On the morning of January 26, 2020 our Lord visited our Mother “ Carrie H. Allen  Baby Herndon “ Always been abiding in the Lord and his work.  Your Labor will not be in Vain, Come unto to me and Rest.

Carrie H. Allen daughter of the late Edgar Herndon Sr. and the late Mary Ann Harrington begun her journey on earth on December 25, 1925 in Philadelphia, PA.  Carrie was born of the first siblings of ten children.  Mom attended public schools where she later dropped out the tenth grade of high school to help both of her parents and siblings financially.  She did side jobs to help send money back home to her family, but later on she was hired to work the the Philadelphia Navy ship yard as an welder during World War II from 1942-1945.  The war had ended and she returned back home. 

Later on in life she married the Late Mr. John H. Allen. They later had two children, Ms. Cynthia D. Allen and Mr. Ronald D. Allen in Durham N.C.

She worked at Melvin Hotel, Venable Tobacco Factory.  Years later Mother met with her long life partner, the late Mr. Andrew “Kid” Wigfall. They had three children together: Ms. Karen Allen, Ms. Yolanda Allen and Ms. Sherrie Allen.

She continued her education by getting her GED and went to Durham Technical School to receive her certificate for PCA “Patient Care Assistant.  Ms. Carrie H. Allen was later hired at Duke University as a Clinical Nursing Assistant from 1969 to 1987 was she retired.

Ms. Carrie H. Allen joined Bell Yeager Free Will Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop David H. Bell.

Mother was an excellent cook and loved to entertain family and friends. She was a devoted mother and grandmother to her family. Mother was all about her children getting the best education to further their children careers. She participated in her children school activities and was a volunteer helper with the Girl Scouts. And one thing she loved to do was to travel.

She leaves to cherish in memories are her children: Mrs. Cynthia A. Mack (Mr. James K. Mack) of Durham N.C; Mr. Ronald D. Allen of Durham N.C. and three Daughters; Mrs. Karen D. Kelly (Mr. Kelly) from Charlotte N.C, Ms. Yolanda K. Brewer form Miami Florida and Mrs. Sherrie J. Muhammad (Dr. Amin Muhammad). ; Five grand children and eleven great grandchildren, Mr. Willie Herndon, Mr. Kenney R. Hughes and Mrs. Amy Boyd close family and friends.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Mr. Edgar Herndon Jr., Mr. Augustus Herndon, Mr. Melvin L. Herndon, Mr. Charles Herndon, Mr. Eugene Herndon, Mr. Donald H. Herndon, Mr. Willie Herndon, Mr. Sterling L. Herndon and Mr. Lee E. Avant; and sister, Ms. Marion Page.

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January 30, 2020

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor
3137 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

January 31, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church
128 E. Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27707

Funeral Service
January 31, 2020

1:00 PM
Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church
128 E. Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27707

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