Anna Margueriette Byrd Allen

Published 2:31 pm Monday, September 25, 2017

Anna Margueriette Byrd Allen, 74, a resident of Millbrook, Ala., died at Jackson Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. The funeral service will be Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Prattville, Ala., with Pastor Bryant Hansen, Pastor Nicholas J. Allen and Pastor Allan Bledsoe officiating with Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. The committal service will be Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Prattville, Ala.

Mrs. Allen is survived by her husband of 24 years, James M. Allen.   She also leaves two daughters from a previous marriage, Jennifer Jones (Chuck) and Carrie Cozart (Roy), along with seven grandchildren.  Surviving her also are her husband’s three sons from a previous marriage, and seven grandchildren as well as six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Allen was born in Greenville, Ala., on Aug. 18, 1943 to Jesse Lewis Byrd and Margueriette Ward Byrd. She received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in teaching from Troy State University. Mrs. Allen began her career as a civil service mathematician for the US Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base and completed her career as a computer programmer at the US Air Force’s Gunter Annex in Montgomery, Ala., retiring on Aug. 31, 1998.

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Her first love in life was Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior and she served Him in many ways, most notably as a Bible study teacher. She did volunteer work at Friendship Mission in Montgomery, Ala., and at the Autauga Interfaith Care Center in Prattville, Ala.  Having a love for children and a deep interest in their intellectual as well as spiritual development, she served as a children’s tutor with Common Ground Montgomery.  In addition, she did private tutoring and also took part in the Lauback Literacy Council’s program of teaching reading to adults.  She never tired of helping others and gave herself toward that end.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends consider donations to Friendship Mission, Montgomery, Ala., Autauga Interfaith Care Center (AICC), Prattville, Ala., or Common Ground Montgomery, Montgomery, Ala.

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