Michael Patrick Allen


Mike Allen, 49, of Waco, passed away Dec. 2, 2015 after a battle with brain cancer.

Memorial Service Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7:00PM at Journey Christian Community, 16095 China Spring Road, China Spring, TX 76633. The family encourages you to fellowship with them immediately following the service for a celebration of Mike’s life.

Mike was born August 2, 1966 in Pasadena, California. He was a member of Journey Christian Community in China Spring. SSgt Michael Allen recently retired after serving 15 years in the USMC. He was a man of faith, a man of character and a man of deep devotion to his beloved wife and family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who knew him. Mike enjoyed spending time with his family, going to auctions and family game night, but his real passion was service to others.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Richard Neal Allen, Sr.; and brother, Richard Neal Allen, Jr.

He is remembered with love by his wife, Lori Ann Hengst Allen of Waco; three children, Joshua Michael Allen and wife, Juliana Allen, and their children James Joseph Allen and Isabella Grace Allen all of Tampa, Florida, and Toni Elizabeth Allen and Scott Calvin Allen both of Waco; his step-mother, Ngoc Yen Allen of Kissimmee, Florida; three brothers, Mark Edward Allen of Dallas, Pennsylvania, Christopher Kelly Allen of Sparks, Nevada and David Douglas Allen of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania; three sisters, Dawn Michelle Sueck of Airville, Pennsylvania and Lucy Allen and Candy Allen both of Kissimmee, Florida; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to She Is Freedom, PO Box 933, Waco, Texas 76703 or at www.sheisfreedom.org.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

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Condolence Messages

  1. Dear Lori and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. May God, your faith, and your memories comfort you at this time.
    Love, Janet

  2. Mrs. Allen,

    It is with the heaviest heart that I offer my condolences to you and your family.

    I remember SSgt Allen mostly as a mentor. As someone, who I could turn to whenever I needed advice on just about anything. He was always smiling and always knew how to get a good laugh out of me.

    As a Marine, he was someone that I aspired to be like. Marines like SSgt Allen don’t grow on trees. He truly was the embodiment of everything that the Marine Corps stands for.

    I, as well as the Marine Corps, will truly miss him.

  3. Nan (Loucks) Goode, LPN

    Lori and family,
    May you lean on the everlasting arms and be upheld during these trying times. I will always remember Mike’s smiling face, his love of God, family and country. May you have a limitless supply of wonderful memories to uphold you until you two are together again. God bless you and your family. Nan (Loucks-DeLancey) Goode, formerly of York, PA

  4. HMC(FMF) Greg Harris

    SSgt Allen, you will be missed my brother! I will always cherish the times that we sat around in the field or at work talking about careers after the military. You will always be my brother! Miss you! Thank you Lori for welcoming me into your house like a family member. Love you guys!

  5. I have many fond memories of Mike and Lori when they lived in PA . Having met Lori shortly after marrying Mike at our work place, we became friends there and outside of the office. Mike was a truly wonderful man and husband as well as a father. At one time, my step-son, Scott, met Mike while they both served in the Marine Corp. I am so glad that I got to see most of the family on their trip back to PA earlier this year when Lori’s father passed away. He is in heaven with our Lord and will continue to look after his family. May you find comfort and peace knowing Mike had a wonderful life. He will be greatly missed as he made the world a better place for us all.

  6. Harrold Rogers USN

    I’m extremely sorry for your lost Mike helped me in truck driving school. He was and always be a great friend

  7. Lori, I was praying for Mike ever since I heard he was so sick. I am continuing to keep everyone in my prayers. I don’t remember what we were doing at Bonita’s and Ron’s only that we were having so much fun playing a game you brought. I can still see Mike laughing at himself and us when we read the clues. I’m glad I had the pleasure to be in his company. Will be thinking of you at these times.

  8. Laurie Parizeau

    Lori- Your Stuart Mesa friends are thinking and praying for you and your beautiful family…our hearts are breaking with your loss. We need to have your address- so when you get a chance please send me a private message! Love you- Laurie

  9. Daniel & Dessarae Brugger

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your husband, father and Marine. Your loss is greatly felt in our house and we pray for comfort and peace in your time of mourning.

  10. Keeping all of your family in our prayer’s and heart. May God guide you and your family at this time.

  11. Gabrielle & Alonzo Marable

    Allen family we are with you all in spirit. You all were such a great blessing to us in our time of need! Definitely one of the nicest family’s we’ve come across throughout the years Alonzo served the Marine Corps. Mike was truly a genuine man and had a huge heart, we are deeply saddened by his passing but at the same time joyous and hopeful that he has gained everlasting peace, joy, and love with our Father in heaven. We thank you for the opportunity of welcoming us into your family and the opportunity for coming into acquaintance with such a blessed soul like Mike….It’s upsetting to think on how we should’ve kept better contact with you all having missed everything, we could have shown more support. Though we’ve grown estranged the past few years we ALWAYS reminisce about you all and the hospitality, love, and support you guys gave……Peace and Lord above with you always! Time will heal all wounds, just keep on living!

    Forever in our hearts
    The Marable Family

  12. Ernie & Cindy Smeltzer

    Lori & Family
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. The heavens now have an amazing man, a Marine who truly appreciated serving his country! My prayers, hopes and wishes for you Lori and the family in these difficult times. God has his arms wrapped around you and he will always be there..with Mike standing along side keeping watch! Thank you for sharing Mike with all of us. Always know in your heart and soul Lori, that Mike is with you forever!!! I loved him very much and miss him tremendously. Heavenly Father, you have the perfect Angel…treat him very well. Amen…

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