Ms. Saquanna Allen
Ms. Saquanna Allen, 38, of Valley died Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery, 3294 Co. Rd. 51, Camp Hill, AL 36850 at 11:00 a.m. (CST) with Pastor Teddy Reece officiating. Public viewing will be Friday, June 23, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST) and visitation with the family is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST). Public viewing and visitation will be held in Vines Funeral Home Chapel.
Ms. Allen is survived by one son: Zalarrious Turner; father: George Allen; mother, Cynthia Allen; two brothers: Jamonquavious Presley and Devonte Allen; one niece, Tyteanna Marshall; one great-niece, Kaisley Johnson; six aunts: Jacqueline Holloway, Cathy Hammonds, Sandra Holloway, Molie Ann Avery, Teresa Marshall Huguley and Christine Jackson; s-ix uncles: Robert Williams, Mark Allen, Velpo Allen, John Marshall, Terry Marshall and Arthur Hughley; best friend; Trecarya Mitchell; prayer counselors: Rev. Gretchen Mitchell-Holloway and Latika Carter Spencer and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
If I walk in the Pathway of Duty and work till the Close of Day, I shall see the Great King in His Beauty, When I’ve gone the Last Mile of the Way.
Saquanna Ikea Allen, the daughter of George Allen and Cynthia Marshall, was born on July 13, 1984. Thirty-eight-year-old Saquanna was born, raised, and resided in Valley, Alabama. There she attended Chambers County Public Schools and is a 2003 graduate of Valley High School. In 2010, Saquanna earned her Associate of Science in Office Management from Southern Union State Community College. Later, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Grand Canyon University. Saquanna served as an educator in various capacities, including substitute teacher, paraprofessional, and teacher. She had an extraordinary gift to impact the lives of students with unique challenges and disabilities. In 2022, she was named Davis Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year and was chosen to serve as an Instructional Coach for MGM LEAPS. Ms. Allen believed every child deserved a champion and became that for every child she encountered.
Saquanna Allen, often referred to as Sister Q, loved the Lord with all her heart. At an early age, she confessed her life to Christ at Rehoboth Missionary Baptist Church. In her continued walk of faith, she became an avid member and minister at New Life Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Teddy Reece. There she served as the pastor’s administrative assistant, Bible Study teacher, and Sunday School teacher. Minster Allen was known for always stepping up to the call of duty, leaving no task undone. The measure of her greatness was truly in how she served others. Saquanna never hesitated to pray, inspire, or encourage others with God’s holy words. Minister Saquanna Allen indeed made a difference and labored much of her time being a missionary in action.
Saquanna was a daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, but one of her greatest joys was being a mother to her one and only son, Zalarriaus Turner. In her very own words, she wrote, “I want you to know that I love you so much and that I’m proud of the young man that you have become. I love your smile, your laugh, your drive, and your determination to succeed in school, and that you do. You light up my life and bring me so much joy. You remind me daily just how good God has been to me.”
On June 14, 2023, God transitioned his angel, Saquanna Ikea Allen, one of his personal favorites. It can fervently be known that she fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept her faith. Her beautiful life will always be adored by all who knew her.
We are so sorry about the loss of your dear loved one, Saquanna. May Jehovah God continue to comfort you (Rev. 21:3, 4). Saquanna worked with our son when he was in PreK. She really cared about the kids and enjoyed working with them.
Heartfelt condolences from the Morris family. Rudolph,Maggie, Ernestine and Gaynell
Sometimes it’s hard to find the words but I would like to say thanks for sharing that beautiful heart. You will be definitely missed but never forgot. I love you my gorgeous cousin!
Ll my teacher
Zae, George, Cynthia,Ty and KK, & Brothers
You are in my prayers. I love you.
My condolences to the family. I pray for comfort and peace for you all and God's devine blessing upon all. This has really been deeply on my mind every since I heard this. I understand truly I do and Saquanna will be truly missed.
Cousin I am really going to miss you. This hurts so bad. But we know you are among the rest of our angels. Rest well We love you
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