Allen, Aletta Wilson

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Aletta Jean Wilson Allen, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the Lewis-Gale Montgomery Hospital in Blacksburg, VA. Born November 8, 1945, in Bozoo, WV, she was the daughter of the late Alex F. Wilson, Sr. and Sallie Jane Stanton Wilson.

Aletta was of Pentecostal faith and attended the Lindside Christian Church. She was a devoted homemaker and a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister who will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Junior Allen; one daughter, Arvonia Lucas; one step-daughter, Brenda Hopkins; one brother, Alex F. Wilson, Jr.; and two sisters, Margaret Frazier and Hazel Hall. Survivors include two sons, James Harvey Collins, Jr. and Robert Dean Collins, both of Rich Creek, VA; two step-sons, Albert John Allen of Radford, VA, and Paul Nelson Allen of Floyd, VA; four step-daughters, Vada Dowell of Narrows, VA, Barbara Ratcliff of SC, Donna Rose of TN, and Rita Allen of Peterstown, WV; two sisters, Beatrice Celozzi of Rural Retreat, VA, and Delorce Wilkinson of Bozoo, WV; and several grand and great-grandchildren.

In keeping with Aletta’s wishes, she will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.