Willa Mae Allen, 92, passed away on May 21st at Brunswick Health Center in Ash, NC. She was born on June 1st, 1927. Born in Waynesville, NC; she was the daughter of Walter and Lucy J. Robinson. She was the widower of Joseph Allen. They were married for 20 years and he preceded her in death in 1985. She had 4 brothers and 1 sister who have also preceded her in death over the years.
She was a production worker at Koolabrew for 20 years. She enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, big family gatherings, listening to country music (especially George Jones and Elvis Presley) and most of all loving on her “babies”. She was well known for keeping you entertained and laughing by telling you stories of past times. Although her name is Willa, she was best known as “Momma”, “Mawmaw” or “Billie”.
Willa is survived by daughters Dana (Ivan), Bobbie (Donnie), Joanne (Randall), Kimberly and sons Phillip (Mary), Charles. Her sons Jimmy McKay and Mike Rivenbark preceded her in death. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren Joseph (Lindie), Ashley, Joshua (Heather), Shayna (Red), Brittany (Myles), Timothy, Hannah, Molly and 4 great grandchildren Liam, Jayden, Emma Rae and Marlie Mae.
She gained so much more family throughout her many years that we could not name them all, but they know who they are. She has made a huge impact on so many lives and she will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 1:00PM at Eastside Fellowship in Shallotte, NC. A graveside will follow at Brunswick Memorial Gardens at 3:00PM.