Funeral services for Allen Duane Blankenship, 55, will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Forest Park West Cemetery, 4000 Meriwether Rd., Shreveport, Louisiana. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Officiating the service will be Pastor Dennis Aaron.
Allen Duane Blankenship - aka - "Big Al" and "Big Boss Man," was a lifelong resident of Shreveport. He was born on April 25, 1966 to Winston Allen Blankenship "Blankie" and Opal Marie Humphries Blankenship "Big Mama" in Grandview, Missouri and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 20, 2022.
He will be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Doris Lorraine Reeves, Jerry Valentine, Sr. (Pam), Debbie Valentine Graham (David); nephews, Jerry Valentine, Jr., Ricky Simmons, Steve Simmons, Terry Simmons, Donald Bivens, Matthew Valentine, Christopher Graham, Bryan Maxey and Dustin Maxey; nieces, Kristen Worthington, Stephanie Bivens Duran, Mandy Bertrand, and Valarie Hodge. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Melba; brother, Lloyd; and niece, Donna Bivens.
Honoring Allen as pallbearers will be Terry Simmons, Steven Simmons, Donnie Bivens, Bryan Joseph Maxey, Dustin Alva Maxey, and Chris Hodge. Serving as honorary pallbearer is Christopher Graham.
Special thanks to his many caregivers through the years with assistance of Easter Seals, St. Matthews, Doris Pouncy, LaShonda Martin, Patsy Prim, DeFoshia Barrett, and others from Direct Care Services.