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PASTOR WESLEY HERMAN ALLEN

May 19, 1934 ~ December 30, 2019 (age 85)

Obituary

WESLEY HERMAN ALLEN was born May 19, 1934 in Pamplin, VA.  He had a humbling childhood where his Mom and Dad bore 15 children.  He was number 14. 

He enlisted in the USMC at an early age. While becoming a Marine, he married and became a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  In 1977 to 2018, he pastored the St. John Church of God in Christ at 7545 Cuvier Street in La Jolla, CA, and 6117 Brooklyn Avenue, San Diego, CA.  He was senior pastor 2018 to 2020, where Pastor Jeffery Anderson is pastor, working faithfully with Pastor Allen for almost 2 years.  It was a small congregation; he oversaw two senior pastors, evangelist missionaries, laity, children, auxiliaries and finances.  Under the auspices of Bishop George D. McKinney, Prelate, SoCal 2nd Jurisdiction, he was the Superintendent of the St. Stephen’s District, San Diego, CA, from 1985 to 2009 where he supervised approximately 10 churches; and from 1985 to 2009, he was the State Secretary for approximately 40 churches.

He was the owner and manager of the Rainbow Floral & Gift Shop in San Diego, CA, for approximately thirteen (13) years, He was an insurance Agent for the Pierce Life Insurance, San Diego, CA, and the New York Life Insurance, San Diego, CA.  He sold Prepaid Legal Services.  He retired from the United States Marine Corps after serving 20 years, as a Master Sergeant (E-8).  While in service, his assignments were Court Reporter, Drill Instructor and Amtrac Crewman.  He was a Member of the Kensington Optimist Club from 1982 to 2009, where he occasionally served as President and was President of the San Diego Floral Association; and member of Lions Club for a short while.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 35 years and 10 months, Evangelist Beverly Allen; daughter, Vervonae Allen, both of San Diego, CA; son, Rozelle Cawthorn (wife: Kim); daughter, Regina Davis (husband: Sammy); and son, Marcel Cawthorn; 1 grandson, Christian Wesley Allen;  Grandchildren:  Matthew Moore, Mark Moore (Heather), all of Colorado, Karl Miller, AnQuanette Murray, Razelle Davis, Marquis Cawthorn, Marlei Cawthorn, Moelic Cawthorn, Darien Cawthorn and Kyara Cawthorn.  4 Great grands; Sisters:  Gloria Henderson, Seattle, WA; Lillie Mouzon, Bronx, NY and Thelma Jones, Washington, D.C.; sisters in law, Pam Smith, Houston, TX; LaVersa Williams; Melony Anderson, Corsicana, TX; and a host of nieces and nephews; and many friends and associates.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 10, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
MEMORY CHAPEL OF ANDERSON-RAGSDALE MORTUARY
5050 Federal Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92102

Pre-Service Viewing
Saturday
January 11, 2020

10:00 AM
City of Hope International Church
4999 Holly Drive
San Diego, CA 92113

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 11, 2020

11:00 AM
City of Hope International Church
4999 Holly Drive
San Diego, CA 92113

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