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Jerry W. AllenPassing: May 6, 2023


The Bride of Christ Fellowship

Funeral Service

Thursday, May 11th @ 11:00am


The Bride of Christ Fellowship

Wednesday, May 10th @ 4:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday, May 11th @ 10:00am-11:00am


Mitchell Cemetery

Thursday, May 11th

MITCHELL – Jerry W. Allen, 83, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 6, 2023, at his residence.

Born October 10, 1939, in Mitchell, he was the son of Noble Winford “Speck” and Bertha Mary (Mann) Allen. He married Judy Marie McNeely on July 6, 1963, and she survives.

Jerry was a 1957 graduate of Mitchell High School. He retired in 2003 from Lehigh Cement Company with 29 years of service. His life drastically changed for the better in 1969 when he met Jesus. Jerry had a calling to the ministry and founded The Bride of Christ Fellowship in 1978 where he tirelessly and faithfully ministered for 45 years as Pastor. His passion to serve His Savior was the center of his life and his impact on those he touched is immeasurable. To meet him was to be his friend and he knew everyone in Mitchell. Jerry was always current on new technologies, even using them as part of his ministry. He loved to read his Bible, mow, fish, hunt mushrooms, and watch his grandkids in their many activities.

Survivors include his wife, Judy “Sweet Jude;” children, April (Greg) Isom, Jon (Kim) Allen, Angela (Ray) Luther, and Jeremiah Allen; grandchildren, Jon Carl (Cari) Isom, Thomas (Delanie) Isom, Victoria (Ben) Burris, Leyton Allen, Joe Luther, Nico Luther, Dallys Allen, Dayton, and Cleo; great grandchildren “sugar poppers,” Norah and Charlotte Isom, Fynleigh and Raegyn Deckard, and two more on the way; and sister, Portia Chapman. He is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, and extended family.

His parents; sisters, Lana Allen, Patty Leonard, Peggy Earl, and Jan Deckard; and brother, Jon Allen, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at The Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brothers Greg Isom, Sam Pemberton, and Andy Pemberton officiating. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Bride of Christ Fellowship and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church.

Memorial Gifts: The Bride of Christ Fellowship

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22 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Patty Cottengain | Orleans IN
    Date: May 7, 2024
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  2. Guest: Keely Thomas | Grove City , OH
    Date: May 24, 2023
    My thoughts and prayers are with the Allen family. Our families have known each other for so many years. My mother would be saddened in knowing of Jerry’s passing, but rejoicing in knowing he is very much alive and talking with our Dad in Heaven! God Bless!
  3. Guest: Jerry Green | Cleveland, GA
    Date: May 18, 2023
    God Bless you my dear friend since the first grade. Job well done and thanks for sharing your life with me, family, and others. As our dearly departed friend and classmate, Larry Shedd, said to us near the end--- " I hope to catch you down the road". God is with you.
  4. Guest: Bob Connell | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 11, 2023
    Sorry to hear this. Jerry and I met in the 1950s through his association with my cousin. We played basketball in my backyard and I always marveled at his skill in handling the ball. Throughout the years I have never known Jerry to not have a smile and a positive attitude. Jerry was a good man, husband, and father and he will be missed. Blessings to Jon and the family in this difficult time. Bob
  5. Guest: Tony and Diane Nugent | Mitchell
    Date: May 10, 2023
    Our condolence to Judy and the Family. Jerry was a special man. He sure did help alot of in different ways. We were so Greatful for him to marry Tony and Me.I am also greatful he was in Dad and Moms life. Until we meet again fly high.
  6. Guest: Tammy Henderson | Bedford Indiana
    Date: May 9, 2023
    I am so sorry for your loss Judy. You and your families are in my prayers.
  7. Guest: Shirley Ely | Ellettsville, In. 47429
    Date: May 9, 2023
    I am sorry for your loss. I know it can be hard I think of Sam everyday. I will think of you often.
  8. Guest: Steve Tindall | Crossville Tn.
    Date: May 9, 2023
    Such a wonderful Man of God. Jerry was an inspiration to all that met him. May his light shine on in the hearts that knew him. Prayers to family and the Bride of Christ
  9. Guest: Hugh M McNeely | Indianapolis
    Date: May 8, 2023
    I saw the church on Third and Warren in Jerry's Tribute and remember my Dad telling me he stopped by one day on his daily walk to the Post Office to see what this young man was up to. My Dad was impressed enough that he and my Mom became members of Jerry's church. The Bride of Christ and Jerry were important influences in their lives. I appreciate the fellowship and comfort this bonding provided.
  10. Guest: Karon Chastain Wingard | Bloomington, IN
    Date: May 8, 2023
    I send my prayers to Judy and the entire Allen Family. Jerry was a high school classmate of mine. Karon
  11. Guest: Roy Sage | Orleans, In
    Date: May 8, 2023
    So sorry for your loss. Jerry was a wonderful man. I thought a lot of him.
  12. Guest: Crystal Goldsberry | Orleans Indiana
    Date: May 8, 2023
    I didn't know Jerry very well. I know anytime I needed help with anything he was always there at the ready. He was a very selfless man. He gave more in his time on earth than anyone I can really think of. The good Lord definitely took a wonderful man home. Judy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that is so cliche and no words can ever lessen the pain just know that he is and always will be with you.
  13. Guest: Max and Donna Timbrook | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 8, 2023
    Judy and family: We feel your loss. He was a gift you shared with our town for a lot of years. Heaven seems closer today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  14. Guest: Tony Strahl | Columbus.IN
    Date: May 8, 2023
    What a great person who really cared about people and was always eager to help anyone. Jerry will be missed so much but will always be remembered. He was responsible for getting me back in Church and I was babitized by Jerry.
  15. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: May 7, 2023
    So sorry to see this, but happy for Jerry who is now with the Lord that he served so well! He was a friend and colleague for many years! Prayers of sympathy and comfort for all the family!🙏❤
  16. Guest: Roy Myers | Mesquite NV
    Date: May 7, 2023
    John, April So sorry for your loss. A huge loss to Mitchell.
  17. Guest: Carolyn Braman Riefe | Saginaw, Mi
    Date: May 7, 2023
    Dear Judy and family, my condolence to you. I’m sure you have many happy memories of your life with Jerry to sustain you at this difficult time.. You are in my prayers
  18. Guest: Courtney Zeeks | Mitchell
    Date: May 7, 2023
    We are sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He has been a wonderful neighbor to us for 25 years & will be missed.
  19. Guest: Randy and Jackie (Kimble) Grimes | Salem
    Date: May 7, 2023
    Our sincere condolences to Jerry's family and friends. Heaven gained a great one. Prayers .🙏🙏🙏🙏💛💛💛
  20. Guest: Chuck Cooper | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 7, 2023
    After meeting Jerry I started a closer walk with Jesus. Jerry was so vital in my walk through life with my Lord and Saviour. Jerry meant so very much to so many people. God Bless him! I know Jerry is happy where he is at now and waiting to share that happiness with the rest of us. Chuck Cooper
  21. Guest: Janet I Noe | Mitchell
    Date: May 7, 2023
    Judy and family, we were saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. Praying for you and your kids through this tough time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Charlie and Janet Noe
  22. Guest: Bruce and Beth Burch | Boone, NC
    Date: May 7, 2023
    We want to express our deepest sympathy to Jon, Kim and the entire Allen family. May God comfort you all through this difficult time but may many wonderful memories warm your hearts in the days, weeks, months and years to come…