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On August 9, 1939 in the city of Elba, Alabama, a beautiful baby girl was born to the parents of John L Bullard and Annie Pearl Lee-Bullard. They named her Allie which means “Champion, High, and Superior”.
Allie attended Elba Colored School through the 12th grade and graduated with honors. She attended Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. Allie worked with her mother selling insurance and later became the Administrative Assistant for Coppinville High School in Enterprise, Alabama. She was a Licensed Vocational Nurse at Lyster Army Hospital at Fort Rucker, Alabama and later started her own cleaning service.
She was a gifted pianist and served as the Minister of Music for Elba Zion Baptist Church and Pleasant Shade Baptist Church in Enterprise, Alabama. A lover of Gospel music and Quartet, she was a member of the Gospel singing group known as The Loving Sisters, Al Green and the Green Brothers. The love of music was in her blood, so she became the musician for Fairfield Baptist Church in Lithonia, GA. and Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Scottsdale, GA.
She was joined in holy matrimony in 1992 to Robert Payne, and they shared 26 years of cherished memories. They had a beautiful life. He was right by her side to the end. He Loved his “Sweet Allie Mae”.
She leaves to cherish her memories to four children; Mr. Charles Phillips (Evelyn) Lithonia, GA , Ms. Deanna Philips Lithonia, GA, Mr. Harry Green (Kasand) Germantown, MD, Mrs. Vicki Ingram (Toddy) El Paso, TX, Three Sisters; Ms. Johnnie Ann Jones Decatur, GA, Ms. Willa Clark Detroit, MI, Mrs. Pamela Harris (Tom) Oak Park, MI, Seven Grandchildren; Ms. Lakrystal Phillips Atlanta, GA, Mr. Charles Phillips (Francheze) Annapolis, MD, Ms. Savannah Priestley Atlanta, GA, Ms. Jasmine Ingram El Paso, TX, Mr. Harry Green III Germantown, MD, Ms. Naomi Ingram El Paso. TX, Ms. Geanera Joi Green Germantown MD.