The Rev. James L. Allen Sr., quietly slipped into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Wheaton, Md. Born on June 27, 1937, in Danville, Va., he was the son of the late Bernard N. Allen Sr. and Lillie F. Allen. He was married to the late Clara Mae Tate Allen. He leaves to cherish his memory two devoted sons, James L. Allen Jr. (Adrienne) and Reginald F. Allen (Kisha); four grandsons, James L. Allen III, Joshua R. Allen, Jeremiah S. Allen, and Jamal K. Adams; one granddaughter, Camryn N. Allen; one sister, Patricia L. Allen; three sisters-in-law, Bonnie Allen, Bobbie Cooper (Jack), and Martha Warren (Cline); one brother-in-law, James Tate (Elizabeth); nieces and nephews, Felecia Allen, Victor Cooper, Cheryl Cooper (Gina), Sonya Sheppard (Will), Jennifer Jones, James Tate, Angela Tate, and Rella Rosboro Jr. (LaTonya), and a host of other relatives and friends. A service of interment will be conducted on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. George Wilson, officiating. Online condolences may be submitted to www.fisherandwatkinsfuneralhome.com. Fisher and Watkins Funeral Home is assisting the Allen family.