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Nehmia James Allen

October 9, 1946 ~ June 15, 2022 (age 75)

Obituary

Nehmia James Allen was born on October 9, 1946 to Chester and Lizzie Allen in Lake City, FL. Nehmia was the third son born to this union and the ninth child of 10. His parents preceded him in death, along with his oldest brother, Elbert Allen, and his sister, Thelma Wilson. 

Nehmia graduated from Richardson High School in Lake City on May 24, 1964. His family later moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was ranked as a Sergeant. He also earned the U.S. Army's Sharpshooter Badge. After the war, he received an honorable discharge. Nehmia later moved to Denver, CO, where he met and married Deborah Collins. They moved to Fort Lauderdale, where they lived for 38 years, until they relocated to Jacksonville, FL. He was a loving and caring father to his beautiful daughter, Stephanie, and always reminded her to "take the Lord along with her" wherever she went. 

Nehmia leaves to cherish his memory his lovely wife, Deborah; daughter, Stephanie Mackey; son-in-law, Robert Mackey, and granddaughter, Sophia Mackey, of Lake Wylie, SC. He leaves two brothers, Emanuel Allen of Palm Bay, FL, and Paul Allen of Fort Lauderdale; and five sisters, Ethel Skinner and Stevie Roberts of Denver, Catherine Buckner of Vallejo, CA, and Leola Grooms and Tabitha Allen of Fort Lauderdale. 

He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. both at Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL, 32073, (904) 264-1233.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 24, 2022

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home and Cremation Services
529 Kingsley Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073

Memorial Service
Friday
June 24, 2022

10:30 AM
Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home and Cremation Services
529 Kingsley Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073

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