Deborah Katherine Allen was born on October 17th, 1951, at the Lutheran Hospital in Moline Illinois, to parents Walter Clifford Allen and Mrs. Betty Lou Allen, of Moline Illinois. Deborah was saved at a young age due to the godly witness of her Sunday school teacher, Gladys Osborn. Deborah was baptized on the 17th of August, 1966, by Pastor Gordon Tietz at South Moline Baptist Church. She then graduated from Moline high school in 1969 and was led by God to college to a Baptist bible college in Springfield Missouri. She graduated after 7 years, with 3 degrees. Deborah then took a physical education teaching position at Trinity Baptist Church, a Christian school, in Jacksonville, Florida. Deborah met her future husband, Wallace Richardson, a Sailor in the US Navy, in 1977. They Married June 30th, 1978. The US Navy transferred the couple to Norfolk VA, on their honeymoon. They arrived in Norfolk, Virginia on July 4th, 1978 where they have resided since. Deborah was a faithful, loving, humble, Christian school teacher for 24 yrs., Serving Her LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST faithfully, until she retired. Her Favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5&6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways, acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Deborah was married to her beloved, Wallace Richardson for 42 years. She was called home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 24th. Deborah Katherine Allen is survived by her husband, Wallace and son Lloyd. A celebration of life will be held at 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 29th, 2021 at Calvary Baptist Church. 3301 Thomas St, Norfolk, VA 23513. Please share your condolences with the family at www.FamilyChoiceFunerals.com
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