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Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Tanya Ann Jones Allen, 67, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2023 in Shreveport, Louisiana after a courageous battle with cancer. Tanya was born on May 28, 1955 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina to John W. Jones and Betty Graham Jones Adams.
She graduated mid term from Woodlawn High School in the class of 1973. She graduated from North Louisiana University with a 4 year degree in Criminal Justice when she was 20 years old.
Tanya had a long and distinguished career in the oil and gas industry, including acting as a legislative liaison through the years. She was a co-founder of the Allen Energy Group, LLC in Shreveport.
She and her husband, Lynn, were very involved in the community and especially in the Arts.
She was brilliant and creative. Tanya enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially
her grandchildren. She enjoyed her close ties with friends in the Dixie Area. Tanya was famous for going over the top for every occasion. She enjoyed a good concert, restaurant and a properly made martini.
Tanya was preceded in death by her grandparents, Abner and Ida Lee Jones and Claude and Mary Ethyl Graham; her father, John W. Jones and brother- in- law, Chris Allen.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Cloice Lynn Allen; son, John C. Allen and wife, Clare; stepdaughters, Jennifer Deal and Joy Lynn Mercer and husband, Clint; her mother, Betty Graham Jones Adams; sisters, Glenda Jones Allen, Devora Jones Wilburn and husband, Michael, Deanna Jones Norman and husband, Chip; grandchildren, Madeline (5), Scarlett (3), and Wyatt (1) and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a private graveside service presided over by Pastor Dr. Randy Harper. Tanya will have the first “Green” burial for Rose-Neath Funeral Home at Rose-Neath Cemetery in Bossier City, per her request. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.
Tanya was truly a cutting edge, one of a kind individual. She will be dearly missed by many. Until we meet again – God speed Tanya. And remember, I love you.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests to spend the money on your family and enjoy your time together.