A Mass of Christian Burial for Myrtle Thompson Allen, 88, will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 12, 2021 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 4300 N. Market St., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow immediately at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 233 N. Main St., Shreveport, Louisiana. The Celebrant will be Father Joseph Martina. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana.
Myrtle was born on November 17, 1932 in Aloha, Louisiana to Jim Thompson and Agaline Roberts Thompson. She passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
She worked at Southern Bell Telephone Company and Texas Eastern for a combined 20 years and then later worked at LaValco for 14 years. Myrtle loved to cook and she was particularly known for her seafood gumbo. She was an avid gardener and was passionate about the flowers she grew especially her day lilies. Myrtle was a devout member of St. Pius X Catholic Church for more than 60 years where she was a member of the ladies guild. She loved traveling with her family which included camping in the mountains. She was kind, patient, and had a servant's heart, always extending a helping hand. Her unwavering support and unconditional love will be greatly missed by all.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 49 years, Jack H. Allen Sr.; sister, Madeliene Jones; brother, Bill Thompson; granddaughter, Kalli Warnick and son-in-law, Victor Bryson. Myrtle is survived by her daughter, Deborah Bryson; sons, Jack Allen Jr. and wife, Renee, Mitchell Allen and wife, Vicki, Timothy Allen and wife, Debra; sister, Fannie Howard; grandchildren, Kristy Zachary, Katie Lund, Aimee Swain, Alan Bryson, Mark Bryson, Luke Allen, Brett Allen and Jackson Allen; along with 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Honoring Myrtle as pallbearers will be Brett Allen, Jackson Allen, Luke Allen, Alan Bryson, Mark Bryson, Garrett Zachary and Hayden Zachary.
The family would like to thank Dr. David Abdehou and his son, Jordan Abdehou, the staff of The Chateaus at Montclaire, and Southern Care Hospice.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at ALSAC/St. Jude Children\'s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 https://www.stjude.org/donate/pm.html or St. Pius X Catholic Church, 4300 N. Market St., Shreveport, Louisiana 71107 Attn: Ladies Guild.