Donnie James Allen, a resident of Dickson was born February 21, 1995, in McAlester, Okla.,to  Jimmy and Katrina (Crowson) Allen. He passed away Thursday June 8, 2017, at Dickson, Okla., at the age of 22 years, 3 months and 17 days. He grew up in the Dickson area where attended school. Donnie graduated from Dickson High School. He was preceded in death by his aunt, Leah Crowson.
Survived by his father, Jimmy Don Allen of McAlester, Okla.; mother, Katrina Crowson Allen of McAlester, Okla.; brothers, Cody Allen, of Longtown, Okla., Charlie Inman, of McAlester, Okla.; sister, Barbara Caraway, of Dickson, Okla.; sister and brother-in-law, Amber and Ronnie Stidham of Dickson, Okla.; brother: George Fry, of Oklahoma City; grandparents, Catherine and Robert Fry, of Dickson, Okla., Evelyn Williams, Mike Crowson, Jimmy and Ava Allen, and Shirley Allen, all of McAlester, Okla.; great-grandparents, Wilda Belcher of McAlester, Okla., Bill Smith,  of McAlester, Okla.; aunts and uncles, Michael Owdetallah, Mason Owens, Malik Amanie Owdetallah, Ayeh Owdetallah, Christie and Gerald Wilson, Sherry and Chad Boatner, Jerry and Jennifer Allen, Larry and Julie Caraway, Mike and Kay Caraway, Mark and Debbie Caraway; nieces, Rosemary and Rain; several cousins.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday  June 13, 2017, at Abundant Life Worship Center, 421 L Street NE, Ardmore, Okla., officiated by Ben Ashlock and Michael Caraway, under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur, Okla. Flowers may be sent to the church.
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Dear Donnie,
Hi my little angel. I've never faced losing a child before. This is the most difficult thing I've ever faced in my life.
You have been the most wonderful blessing that crossed our path. You brought us hope when there was no hope. You brought us joy with every hurdle you conquered. You brought us peace in a troubled life. You gave us strength when we were weak. You brought us laughter in the tiniest things.  So many parents take their children for granted. It hurt as we saw you struggle to do the simplest little thing. It was even a difficult task to try to eat or drink. You missed out on so much. Nothing came easy for you.
But you always had your million-dollar smile. Even in death you fight. It's so very hard to let you go even though we tell ourselves and others you'll be better off, in heaven with Jesus where you'll take your first step, speak your first word. I can imagine they will be "thank you, Jesus for your love and mercy.” You felt pain your whole life but never complained. You knew it firsthand since your whole life has been a battle. I still don't know why the Lord chose us but I'm thankful  he did.
You see, you let your Ganpa and me know true godly love. Through your eyes we saw the God of this universe. We felt his love his mercy and his grace. Words will never express the gratitude I feel for having the privilege to know you and to love you.
With all my love, your Gama.  
I will miss you so much but nothing can erase the precious memories. God bless you and I know his  angels will carry you to his bosom.