Aug. 30, 1957 - Oct. 30, 2011
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Allen Gary Jr., 54, of Benton Harbor, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, in Elkhart, Ind.
He was born in Elkhart on Aug. 30, 1957, to Allen and Willa (Hillsman) Gary.
Surviving are daughters Debra “Princess” (Fred) Wandera of South Bend, Ind., Risque (Demetrius) Gillmore of Montgomery, Ala., and Kiera Dunn of Benton Harbor; five grandchildren; brother David Anthony (Lori) Gary of Indianapolis; sisters Loretta Bingham of Elkhart, Erma Green of Nashville, Tenn., and Valarie Rogers of West Monroe, La.; stepmother Earlean Gary of Elkhart; stepsisters Thelma Forrest of Elkhart and Carol Gilliam of Benton Harbor; godparents John and Bernice Thomas; many other relatives; and his Union Gospel Singers.
His parents; stepfather Nathaniel Lipkins Sr.; two sisters; and one stepbrother are deceased.
The wake will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church, Benton Harbor. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Agape Missionary Baptist Church, Elkhart, with one hour of visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Clark-O’Neal Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with arrangements.