Image:James Allen    Mr. James Edward Allen Jr

Mr. James Edward Allen Jr., was born January 26, 1966 to parents James Allen Sr. and Martha A. Allen in Detroit, MI. James was the second of five children. His siblings would always call him by his middle name, Edward.

James received his elementary education in the IPS school system and was a graduate of Arsenal Technical High School, class of 1984. James also attended ITT technical institute.

His last job was at Ocean World restaurant where he worked for over 20 years.

James and Vickie Thatch were married on January 23, 1999 and to this union Jordann Anthony Allen entered the world on April 11, 2007.  James was a devoted husband and father to his family.

James served the Lord at Christ Church Apostolic where he served as a bus driver, the senior usher board and as a cook in the kitchen.

James went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents James Sr. and Martha Allen. He leaves to cherish his wife, Vickie Thatch-Allen; one son, Jordann Allen; four siblings; Michael McGrady (Yolanda), Barbara Allen, Charles Allen, Samantha Allen and one uncle; Taylor Cothern. Also host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friend.

Celebration Services for James will be at 12:00 noon, November 17, 2017 at Christ Church Apostolic, 6601 N. Grandview Drive, with visitation there from 10:00am until time of service. Final arrangements entrusted to Ellis Mortuary

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Ellis Mortuary November 30th, 2017 08:31:13 AM

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