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Annie Mae Allen

May 14, 1940 — June 22, 2023

Omaha

Annie Mae Allen

Annie Mae Allen, oldest of three children, was born to Albirtha Griggs and Joel (Joe) Griggs in Hayti Missouri on May 14,1940, she confessed Christ at an early age. The family moved from Hayti to Omaha where she grew up here, and graduated high school. Annie also took some childcare classes. Annie took up Bartending and attended School of Hard Knocks with Frank Dailey as the instructor. Annie worked at the Champion Bar, Stage Il, the Seville, after that she became a cashier at Creighton University until she retired. Annie had three beautiful daughters and married Dewey Allen in 1966. Annie was a kindhearted respectable straight shooter woman. Annie loved church which she attended Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where she was long lifetime member. Annie had this smile that would brighten up room when she entered.

Annie was a good mother and grandmother that believed in family and values. Annie left us on June 22,2023 after fighting a long and hard battle with illness.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father Albirtha Griggs and Joel (Joe) Griggs, sisters Mildred Milton, Joella Hunter, husband Dewey Allen, Grandson Lester T. Griggs, best friends Frank Dailey and Tommy Ivory. Survived by her daughters Doris (Marino) Boone of Apple Valley, California, Debra Griggs of Omaha, Nebraska, Gail (Victor Williams) Griggs of Denver Colorado. Best friends Tanya Cabbell, and Hazel Ivory, one nephew Kenny Mac Hunter, Grandchildren Denicka (Jermale Bryant) Johnathan Griggs, Montice (Michaela Griggs), Antenisha Griggs, Dalonica Griggs, and Sade' Griggs. Sixteen great grandchildren and host of cousin and family friends.

Age 83 – Services will be held on Thursday (6/29/2023) at Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 1411 N. 30th Street, Omaha, NE  68131.  Viewing from 10-11 AM with Funeral Service at 11:00 AM.   

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. - Ames Chapel - 4932 Ames Ave - Omaha, NE - 402-453-5600 www.RoederMortuary.com

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