Joan Blackwelder Allen, 80, formerly of High Point passed away peacefully surround by her children on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Crystal Bluffs Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Morehead City. Joan was born in Charlotte on March 1, 1939 to the late James Blackwelder and Laura Blackwelder. Her husband of 53 years, Wistar Allen in 2014 and her brother Jimmy Blackwelder preceded Joan in death. She was a loving mother and grandmother who “lived for her family”. She was an avid cook and was greatly involved in the lives of her children. Joan was a member of Emerywood Baptist Church in High Point and was strong in her faith. She graduated from Central High School in Charlotte and attended High Point College. She met Wistar while working at High Point Bank and they married in 1961. Joanie’s hobbies included collecting antiques, interior design and spending time in Pine Knoll Shores. Joan is survived by her children, Scott Allen and wife, Laura of High Point, Laurie Ann Morris and husband, Mike of Atlantic Beach; grandchildren, Wistar Allen, Emily Allen and Abigail Southern. A private memorial service will be held.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Emerywood Baptist Church at 1300 Country Club Road, High Point, North Carolina 27262 or to: Parkinson’s Foundation at 2101 Sardis Road Suite 102, Charlotte, North Carolina 28227.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.cumbyfamily.com. Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is serving the family.
Emorywood Baptist Church
1300 Country Club Dr., High Point NC 27262
Parkinson Association of the Carolinas
2101 Sardis Road Suite 102, Charlotte NC 28227