Leon Billie Allen

October 17, 1946 ~ January 25, 2020 (age 73)


Leon Billie Allen, age 73 of 1413 Elkin Lane Apt. 5, Charlotte, NC (formerly of Goldston, NC) passed on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at his residence. 

Leon Billie Allen was born on October 17, 1946 in Lee County, North Carolina to the Late Douglas and Rosa Allen.  He received his call out of this world of suffering and into his eternal home on Jan. 25, 2020.

Leon attended J.S. Waters High School in Goldston, North Carolina and later served in the United States Army.  He was employed by Cheek Boys Bricklaying and Goldston Fire and Safety and upon moving to Charlotte he was employed by Stanley Tools. He was married to Mary Beck “Sugar” for 35 years. They have resided in Charlotte for 23 years.

Leon had so many names of endearment:  Leon, Lee, Billie, Cup, but the one that added pep to his step and joy in his heart was “Pops”.

As a young man, living in Goldston, Leon’s memorable times were as a coach for the girl’s soft ball team and mentoring young boys and men. Leon was a very smart and knowledgeable guy who stayed abreast of events in the news both local and abroad. There was not a topic mentioned that he could not add a valuable contribution.  He loved sports and was a premier pool player and bid whist player, He also loved gardening, fishing, and cooking. He was the real “Grill-master”. He was a devoted husband, son, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.

Leon was a believer and did not leave this world without giving his heart  to Christ. He reassured his family and friends that he was not afraid of departing this life because he knew he was walking into eternity and a world of no more hurt, tears, or pain.  

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; three brothers, Larry, Jesse, and Timothy Allen and one sister, Kathryn Baldwin Snipes.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted wife, Mary Allen, of the home; step- daughters, Aileen Beck (Charlotte, NC) and Michelle                Brewington (Charlotte, NC); three grandsons: Robert Piggie (Tandrika), Kendrick Piggie, and NVamadi Morgan Sheriff all of Charlotte, NC; seven great-grands: Ke’shawn, Sha’nya, Mckaela, Keyonna, Shariya, Justice, and Khamani Rae of (Charlotte NC); four sisters, Brenda Cheek, Sanford, NC, Crystal Baldwin, Terri Davis, and Ophelia Baker; five  brothers: Ricky Allen (Thelma) Lillington, NC; James Allen (Shauna) Charlotte, NC;  Billy Baldwin, Donald Baldwin, and Sherman Baker; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Special life-long friends, Pruitt and Myron Jones, (Goldston, NC); Steve and Cynthia Horton (Charlotte, NC) and Jamaal Allen (Virginia State College) who always checked on him and called him every week. 



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Memorial Service
January 29, 2020

2:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

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