Beatrice Ramsey 'Ma Bea' Allen

September 25, 1924 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 97)

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She speaks with wisdom,  and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household

    and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children arise and call her blessed;   her husband also, and he praises her:

“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all!”

~ Proverbs 31: 26 - 29


     Beatrice Ramsey Allen, daughter of the late Betty Ramsey, began her journey through life on Thursday, September 25, 1924 in the Occoneechee Neck community of Northampton County, North Carolina.  She was educated in the Northampton County School System.  

     Having God as an integral part of her upbringing, Beatrice accepted Christ as her Lord and Savoir, early in life.  She loved the Lord with all of her heart and never passed on an opportunity to give God praise for his blessings, whether big or small.  As a faithful member of the Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Jackson, North Carolina, Beatrice served as choir member, Mother of the Church and church sexton for many years.  She always spoke very highly of her church and was an active  participant in all ministries until her health began to fail.  

      For many years, ‘Ma Bea’ as she was affectionately known , worked as a domestic worker for several homes in  Jackson.   At any given time, she could be seen walking throughout the community, as she loved walking and didn’t mind doing so, to any place she wanted or needed to go.   Some of her favorite pastimes included solving word search puzzles, watching television, shopping, traveling, going out to eat and entertaining guests in her home brought her great joy. 

     Beatrice loved people and was known by many for  her affection, genuine love and  infectious smile, that could easily brighten anyone’s day. Her smile was also accompanied by a warm and bubbly personality. Beatrice loved to dress and she was a beautiful person both internally and externally.   She always showed love and support to her family and close friends.  In later years, she enjoyed attending the local senior center and participating in their daily activities.  

     “Who can find a virtuous woman? She is worth far more than rubies” (Proverbs 31:10). Ma Bea’s qualities of hard work, fear of God, respect she had for her husband, love for her children, foresight, encouragement, care for others, concern for the poor and love for her family, all led her to a life of enjoyment, honor and worth.  Yes, Beatrice was the epitome of “A Virtuous Woman.”  As a compassionate and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great, great-grandmother, she adored  spending quality time with her family.  

    Oh, they tell me of a home, Far beyond the skies. Oh, they tell me of a home, So far away. Yes, they tell me of a home, Where no storm clouds rise. Oh, they tell me, Yes, they tell me of an uncloudy day.  On Thursday, January 6, 2021; while in the comfort  of her home, surrounded by her loving family, God lifted Beatrice from this world of sin, sorrow and pain, to a place of peace and sweet eternal rest. Her seeds are well-sown; her service on earth is complete, and she’s now basking in the victory and triumph of eternal life.  In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Otis Allen, Sr. 

     Your life was full of loving deeds, forever thoughtful of our special needs. Today and tomorrow, our whole life through, we will always love and cherish you. Her sweet spirit, caring heart and generosity will long be remembered by all those whose  lives she touched.   We who remain, struck by the bitter pain of death, but satisfied with the promise made by God, that He would wipe all tears from our eyes are:  her devoted children, Gloria Allen Coleman of  Georgetown, Texas, Otis Allen, Jr. (Cathy) of Jackson, North Carolina, Raymond A. Allen of Littleton, North Carolina,  Bettie Allen of  Jackson, North Carolina, Michael Allen (Jacqueline) of Ahoskie, North Carolina, Patricia A. Tabourn (Everett) of Bowie, Maryland, Steve Allen of (Lucy) of  Morganton, West Virginia and Charles W. Allen of Goose Creek, South Carolina; eleven grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; seven great, great-grandchildren; a host of other loving relatives and friends.  




Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit  Mrs. Allen's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family. 


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to the family of  Mrs. Beatrice Ramsey 'Ma Bea' Allen. 

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January 11, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
T L Faison's Funeral Care, LLC
301 Park Street
Seaboard, NC 27876

January 12, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church
602 Atherton Street
Jackson, NC 27845

Celebration of Life
January 12, 2022

11:00 AM
Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church
602 Atherton Street
Jackson, NC 27845

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
January 12, 2022

Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
2948 Firetower Road
Jackson, NC 27845

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