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Joan Dell Malbrough Allen was born June 21, 1941 to the late Wilton Gleason and Marjorie Perry Claiborne in New Orleans, Louisiana. On Friday November 20, 2020 she took her last breath and transitioned to be with the Lord.

Joan Dell Malbrough Allen accepted Christ at an early age and studied to become a licensed minister. She was licensed at Beaver Meadow Baptist Church in Mississippi under the leadership of Pastor Hattiesburg. She later moved to Killeen, TX and joined the Christian House of Prayer in 2016 under the leadership of the late Bishop Nathaniel Holcomb. While there, she served on the Reach Out and Touch Ministry until her transition.

Joan Dell Malbrough Allen, leaves to cherish her memories: one brother: Madison Marshall (Barbara), her four sons- Waldorf Jr., Walter (Mae), Ben and Wilton (Essie) Allen and her 3 daughters: Joann Malbrough, Warrine Allen, and Marjorie (Terrance) Barber, 12 grandchildren: Harold D. Allen, Warrine L. Malbrough, Arthur Malbrough, Pedro Diaz Rubio III, Kenneth J. Caldwell, Jeremy Young, Shante (Brandon) Boudy, Wilton, Louis, Mark Allen, Wilton Jackson and Terry Allen, 10 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Joan Dell Malbrough Allen, was preceded in death by one son: Mark Allen, one brother: Frank Williams, and one grandson: Terrance Barber Jr.

Due to the Government Social Distancing Guidelines, the family prepares for a private service, however a public visitation will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Abiding Faith Temple, 2501 Urquhart St. followed by a private funeral service. MASKS are required to enter the church. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook, share memories and condolences to the family.