Dorothy was born February 6, 1936 in Terrell, Texas to W.C. Wilson and Mandy Lee Wilson. She attended Perris Elementary School in Perris,California, Sturgis Middle School in San Bernardino, California and graduated from San Bernardino High School. At an early age she accepted the Lord as her Savior and joined First Baptist Church in Perris under the leadership of Rev Alexander M. Cobbs. Dorothy met her childhood love who became her soulmate and was united in marriage to Earnest Howard Allen and to this union they had five daughters and one son.
She later joined Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in San Bernardino under the leadership of Rev. David Lyle Johnson. In 1966 she became a member of Greater New Hope in Perris under the leadership of Rev. E.B. Siler. She was a faithful and dedicated member and served as the church secretary for many, many years. She was a Deaconess and was on the Mother’s Board until her health prevented her to continue her duties.
She worked for the State of California then later for the County of San Bernardino until she retired December 2005.
On March 2, 2019, God called His angel home. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Earnest Howard Allen, son, Rodney Allen; granddaughter Nicole Rachelle Beauregard; brothers, Burnett Wilson, Tommy Wilson, William Wilson and Cleofus Wilson; sisters, Ruthie Sims and R.D. Jones.
She is survived by her daughters, Cobina Beauregard of Rialto, California, Rachelle Allen of San Bernardino, California, Diedre Vaughn and her husband Melvin of Riverside, California, Stephanie Williford of Victorville, California, Ernestine Allen of San Bernardino, California; one adopted son, Shelby Roberts and his wife, Ann of San Bernardino, California; three sisters, Ora Lee White of San Bernardino, California, Thelma Wilson of Apple Valley, California, Yaeko Wilson of San Bernardino, California; four grandchildren, Recolia Beauregard of Rialto, California, Darius Dennis of San Jose, California, Brianne Dennis of Las Vegas, Nevada, Travis Reed of Riverside, California; three adopted grandchildren, Chelsea Davis of San Bernardino, California, Keisha Exum of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mariah Foy of Redlands, California; one adopted great-grandchild, Kylee Miller; one goddaughter, Quiana Cooper of Riverside, California; one godson, Jourdarryl Horton of Idaho and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.