Gail L. Allen

Gail Lynn Allen, 67, of Charlotte, peacefully went to heaven on July 30, 2021, surrounded by her family after an 18-month battle with cancer. Gail was born in Mich. on May 10, 1954, to Ira and Loretta (Schilling) Pifer. She graduated from Maple Valley High School in 1972. Gail spent her life devoted to her husband David and twins Jacob and Justin; she never stopped doing for her immediate family. She was beloved throughout the town of Olivet, as a very active member of the sports booster program. Her home was always warm and welcoming to all the friends her boys brought home. Gail had a very active social life in the Rio Grande Valley, where she and her husband David spent twelve winters. She influenced so many people from Texas to Canada, with many stops along the way. She had an extremely special relationship with her great nieces and nephews; Layla, Brittney, and Nate were always a part of her life. She was one of the toughest people you will ever meet. The legacy she built will be carried through all of time. Every time one of her crocheted blankets is wrapped around shoulders, every time we wrap each other in a warm embrace, every time we feel cozy and at home, we will feel her love. One of her family mantras has always been, “Leave this place better than you found it.” In no life lived has this ever been more exemplified. Gail definitely left everything and everyone better than she found us. Gail is survived by her husband, David; sons, Jacob (Kate) Little of Charlotte and Justin (Becky) Little of Olivet; grandchildren, Kirsten, Courtney, Noah, and Jaxson; brother, Randy (Denise); and sisters, Cindy and Sandy (Wayne); nieces and nephews, Cheri, Robby, Stephanie, TJ, Steve, Bonita, and Jimmy.
A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the family farm on Brookfield Road, Charlotte, Mich. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.