Pretoria Alver Allen
Pretoria Alver Allen, 89, of Yorktown, passed away on October 11, 2017 in Yorktown surrounded by her loving family. The Memorial Service will be held at Amory Funeral home on Saturday October 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM, with her son-in-law, the Reverend David H. Jackson officiating. Interment will be private in Hampton Memorial Gardens.
Pretoria was born in Stewartstown, PA, to Stephen A. Greene and Lillie Belle Greene, née Buchannan. She graduated from Oxford High School in 1946. Pretoria married the love of her life, Retired TSgt. Mack H. Allen on October 6, 1956. Together they traveled the world with his military career. Mack retired from the Air Force to Hampton, VA, and Pretoria retired with him with a 20 year civil service career. She loved flowers, entertaining, and never met a stranger. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and a wise and caring friend.
Pretoria is survived by her husband of 62 years, Mack H. Allen of Yorktown; daughter Muriel J. Jackson and son-in-law David H. Jackson of Charlotte, NC; nephew Perry E. Whyte Jr. and husband Michael Czeredarczuk of Philadelphia, PA; and a host of other family and friends.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Yorktown Convalescent Center for their support in her final days. Amory Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.