We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Leeside Funeral Home
Mr. Leo Alfonso Allen, Sr. was born to Gustavious and Francis Allen on January 20, 1938. Leo was born in Roatán, Honduras in Central America, and was of the Methodist faith. As a young man, he moved to Bronx, NY and later resided in Tabor City, NC. In December of 2021, he moved to Moore, SC to live with his daughter until his transition. He was a gifted carpenter who loved to craft and restore furniture and build houses. He was also a Manson with the M. W. Hiram Lodge in Harlem, NY. Some of his other joys were being outdoors, gardening, fishing, and listening to old school R&B and Mariachi bands. Mr. Allen also enjoyed cooking. He was a kind and generous person, who would cook the fish he’d caught and feed people in the community. Leo often sent clothing and other items to his homeland in Honduras. He even cooked for his four dogs.
Leo leaves to cherish fond and loving memories to his daughter, Belinda (Terrell) Banks of the home; sons, Leo Alfonso Allen, Jr. of Bronx, NY, Michael A. (Sherry) Allen of Orangeburg, SC, and Gustavo Allen of Tabor City, NC and Henry Shaw of Taber City, NC; sisters, Linda A. Nowlin of Brooklyn, NY, Ernie E. Allen of Tela, Honduras, and Joann A. Allen of Newark, NJ; grandchildren, Gustavo T. Allen, Philip B. Allen, Michael A. Allen, Jr., Hakeem T. Allen, Derique T. Simmons, Terriah L. Banks, Natassia Johnson, Michael Shaw, Tyrek Banks, and Bobbie Thompson, Jr.; a loving companion, Dorothy Ann Jones of Tabor City NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Hunt Allen; father, Kitchner Gustavus Allen; sister, Mavis E. Banks; and brother, Gustavo Allen.
On May 8, 2022, Leo Alfonso Allen, Sr. was summoned to his heavenly homeland to dwell forever.