Allen was quoted as saying, “I’ve been singing over 60 years and it’s all been as far as I was concerned a ministry. Allen founded the Rance Allen Group along with his brothers, bass playing Steve and drummer Thomas, in their hometown of Monroe, Michigan, in 1969. Verify and try again. Allen was often referred to as the “Father of Contemporary Gospel Music”. Allen told the Toledo Blade in 2008 that he thought someone was playing a joke on him when the rapper first reached out to him. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to and include a link to the page and details about the problem. Drag images here or select from your computer for Ellen Marie Allen memorial. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. October 31, 2020 His official profile says that the couple had no children that “they share their love and support to many God-children.” Allen’s wife Ellen Marie Allen nee Groves is referred to as the “First Lady” of the New Bethel Bountiful Blessings Ministries. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. GREAT NEWS! Ellen Marie Allen is known as the spouse of the Gospel singer and founder of Rance Allen Group Rance Allen. While there are no natural children born to this union they share their love and support to many God-children. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Bishop Rance Allen Passes Away at 71. The uniqueness of your voice was unmistakable. Ellen Marie Allen Wiki – Ellen Marie Allen Biography. GREAT NEWS! From a Press Release: Bishop Rance Allen, of the Grammy® Award nominated inspirational soul and gospel trio, The Rance Allen Group, has passed away at the age of 71. Born in 8 Feb 1915 and died in 24 Apr 2005 Tom Bean, Texas Ellen Marie Allen The statement goes on to say that due to COVID restrictions, a private memorial service will be held for the singer. #RanceAllen, — Makesha Williamson (@KeyJackOfTrades) October 31, 2020. It’s a wonderful thing and I’m enjoying every bit of it.”, In December 1970, Allen married evangelist Ellen Marie Groves. The Grammy award winning gospel artist could of lived anywhere but called TOLEDO home! A system error has occurred. GREAT NEWS! Bishop Rance Allen is the Gospel singer and founder of the Rance Allen Group, who died on October 31, 2020 at 71. Copyright 2020. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Failed to report flower. The statement did not reveal Allen’s cause of death. So turning 71 and someone said we wanted to honor you, it made me want to wear my suit today. . She is a lesbian partner of Kristy McNichol, who is a former American actress. Sorry! Marie is an evangelist and a member of the same church as her husband. Allen Marine Tours is a family-owned company based in Sitka that has been conducting day-cruises for Alaska’s visitors since 1970. Try again later. His official website describes the group as beginning to “invade the world with a new contemporary and innovative gospel sound.”. | 6807 N. Lakewood, Suite LL Chicago, IL 60626 | (773) 576-2378, RIP: Rev. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. He married Ellen Marie Groves Allen in …, — KristianBrown (@KristianBrown) October 31, 2020, Wow… #RanceAllen definitely one of the great ground breakers of gospel music. Anne Tyler's career as a writer spans fifty years and twenty novels including Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist and 2015's A Spool of Blue Thread. Prior to becoming fully involved with the church, the profile says that Groves worked in banking. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. Resend Activation Email. Allen’s death was confirmed in a statement from Bishop Robert G. Rudolph of the Church of God Is Christ in Memphis, Tennessee. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? The Black Gospel Blog - Trademark. × From a Press Release: Bishop Rance Allen, of the Grammy® Award nominated inspirational soul and gospel trio, The Rance Allen Group, has passed away at the age of 71.