Rosaletta Benson Allen, 77, of Syracuse, was called to heaven by her Lord and to the side of loved ones. She passed away peacefully in her sleep November 9, 2021, cheating Alzheimer’s from taking every memory.
She was born to parents Johnnie and Virginia (Parsons) Benson in Cookeville Tennessee. She met and married the late Martin Allen in 1965 and had five children, whom she loved dearly. Rosaletta is survived by three children: Ronda (Jeff) Garlow, of Syracuse, Michael Allen of Cato, and Lance (Kristine) Allen of St. George Utah. She is also survived by her sister Ruth Elaine Benson of Nashville, Tennessee, 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and dozens of nieces and nephews. Rosaletta was predeceased by her son Martin Shane Allen in 1985, her husband in 2008 and daughter, Tammy Allen in 2011.
Rosaletta was a compassionate spirit who spent her life loving and caring for others. After raising her children and nurturing nieces and nephews, she worked as a home health aide and infant day care provider. Rosaletta loved unconditionally, she championed and celebrated everyone. She guided with patience, kindness and understanding.
While her family grieves her loss, they are remembering her in a way that honors her giving spirit. A memorial service will be held at Rosaletta’s beloved church, Northside Church, 7965 Oswego Rd, Liverpool, November 15 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that consideration be given to bringing/making a donation to a food pantry.
Memorial donations in Rosaletta's name may be made online through the Donations link. To have a memorial tree planted in an area of need in honor of Rosaletta, please use the Send Flowers link. Online condolences and lighting of memorial candles may be done through her Tribute Wall.