IRVING—Sherri Allen of Irving, 55, died Aug. 26, following a four-year battle with cancer. The 57-year-old wife of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Dean of Theology David Allen served faithfully alongside him in ministry for 37 years while he completed his education, pastored Audelia Road Baptist Church in Garland and MacArthur Blvd. Baptist Church in Irving, and served in numerous interim assignments.
A native of Georgia, Sherri was a homemaker and more recently coordinated volunteers for the USO and studied special education and history at the University of Dallas.
Her children posted the news of her passing on Facebook, stating, “By God’s grace, our precious mother went home today. Most of you know that she has bravely battled cancer for almost 4 years. These last few months and weeks and days have been a mixture of great sorrow and great anticipation of her home going. She chose many years ago to put her trust and faith in Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior. Because of this, she rests with her loving Father and precious Savior with joy unfathomable to us.”
Survivors include her husband, David, four children Jeremy Allen; Jared Allen and his wife, Joelle; Melody Allen; and Kali Geddie and her husband, Justin; as well as four grandchildren—Judah, Lydia, Hudson and Ishmael.
The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. at MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church in Irving with a brief visitation period from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Many friends posted tributes to her, praising the joy with which she endured recent years of illness, and the contributions she made to ministries she and her husband served.