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Mrs. Christine Allen

Sunset: August 29, 2021

On Sunday, August 29th, 202, Mrs. Christine Walker Allen peacefully went home to the Lord after being blessed with eighty-two years of life. She was born to the late Odis and Estell Fulmore in Ridge Township, South Carolina, which is now considered Cades.

Christine, the firstborn child of sharecroppers said that her earliest memory was of her tending the crops. She later found great peace in gardening flowers, and vegetables. Always wanting to do what’s best for others, her childhood dream was to become a nurse. She attended nearby public schools before relocating to Newark, New Jersey. Christine got a job at ADT and worked there forever 30 years.

While residing in Newark she got married to the late Ellis Walker in 1960. The two of them soon moved to Jackson, NJ with their children and the two lived there until Ellis had passed away of cancer in 1990. After remarrying Deacon Raymond Allen in the late 1990s, she settled in Lakewood, NJ.

In Lakewood, NJ, a devout Christian, Christine was a member of Sixth Street Baptist Church for over 40 years and was considered a church mother to much of the congregation. During her time at Sixth Street, she was a deaconess and missionary in addition to being a member of the choir.

In 2015, about two years after the passing of her second husband, Mrs. Walker Allen decided to more back home to Lake City, SC, to be closer to her sister. While here in Lake City, she attended Mt. Clair Missionary Baptist Church.

Christine leaves to cherish her memory, a large legacy that includes children Diane (Perry) Brown of Thomson, GA, and Ellis Junior Carter of Augusta, GA – including those she loved like her own – Min. Lisa Wilburn of Lakewood, NJ, Karen Kirton Coleman of Toms River, NJ, Michelle Bachand of Pittsfield, MA; sisters Jacqueline (James) Smith of Lake City, SC, Pattie Gamble of Florence, SC, Thresa (Billy) Brown of Lake City, SC, Mamie “Rose” Fulmore of Lauderhill, FL, and Betty Morris of Newark, NJ; brothers Eugene (Glenice) Fulmore of Deerfield Beach Beach, FL; a grandchild she raised as her own Ckahlysia Walker; fourteen other grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Odis and Estell Fulmore; sisters Roveina “Roberta” Fulmore, Sarah Francis Fulmore and Marie Singletary; brother Willie Otis Fulmore; son Charlie Ellis McGill Jr., Jerry Carter and Kelvin Walker; daughters Demeita Walker and Wanda Walker; granddaughters Angela Wilcher Washington and Angel Carter; and great-grandson Traevon McCutcheon.

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