The Homegoing Celebration for Ronald L. Allen will occur beginning Friday, December 16th with a public viewing from 7-9 p.m. at DuPage AME Church, 4300 Yackley Avenue in Lisle, IL. On Saturday, December 17th the wake will commence at 1 p.m. with the funeral immediately following at 2 p.m. at DuPage AME Church.
Mr. Allen was taken from this life by a senseless shooting earlier on December 2nd as he was returning from Chicago. He was in Chicago doing what he loved and that was playing cards with friends while in his old neighborhood in the Austin community on the West Side. We will miss his counsel especially as our Publisher was writing his book about Ted Strong Jr. His counsel was invaluable as he helped to get the book to the publisher stage since Mr. Allen had published a book about Bid Whist. Our prayers go out to Ron's family. TMSG will miss his encouragement regarding our efforts to cover African American life outside the City of Chicago. RIP Ron...you fought the good fight.