Richard James Allen, Jr., age 29 of Newark, Delaware returned to the Kingdom of Heaven on March 22, 2021.
Ricky, who also went by Rick, was born in Newark in 1991 and was the oldest son of Kimberlyn and Richard Allen.
Ricky was the most wonderful, loving, generous, nonjudgmental person you would ever meet.
He was a 2010 honors graduate of Red Lion Christian Academy. Ricky graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He worked for Burris Logistics in New Castle, DE for the past 3 years.
Ricky loved most sports, especially Philadelphia Eagles Football, Soul Football, and the Phillies. He enjoyed attending rock concerts, sporting events, reading, and playing video games. He loved listening to many genres of rock music from classic rock through to present day groups.
He volunteered regularly at the Food Bank of Delaware. In the past he was a volunteer with the Big Brothers of America and the ASPCA. He also ran 5k races to help raise money for charitable causes. He loved and excelled at flag football in his middle school years and then high school football at Red Lion Christian Academy for a few years.
He enjoyed a variety of activities, including snowboarding, mountain climbing, hiking, golfing, fishing, and bowling. Ricky loved eating Taco Bell and donuts.
Ricky is survived by his parents Richard James and Kimberlyn Lee Allen and his loving brother Evan Andrew Allen, his grandparents Kathy Roderick and Dave Roderick, many aunts and uncles including, David Roderick (Cheryl), Erick Roderick (Linda), Joel Roderick, Randy Allen, Mitch Allen (Sandy), Judi Fetterman (Rick), Bobby Allen (Barbara), and Ronnie Allen (Donna), his great aunt and uncle Bonnie and Curtis Clements and many cousins, second cousins, and friends. He is also survived by the family’s best friend Teddy who immediately started missing him. He was predeceased by his grandparents Marjorie T. Allen and Ralph M. Allen, Jr, his uncle Ryan Roderick, and his cousin Matthew Allen.
He loved us all. We are devastated by this loss. We miss him dearly and don’t know what we are going to do without him. We look forward to meeting him again in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Due to Covid restrictions on indoor gatherings a memorial service and celebration of life will be held at Lums Pond State Park, Pavilion 4, Bear, DE on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Visitation will start at 11am followed by a service at noon. All are welcome to attend.
Memorial donations may be made to The Food Bank of Delaware, 222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE 19702.
God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1 John 5:11