Allen Haywood Lee, 35, of White Lake, North Carolina, formerly of Fayetteville, died Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Bladen County Hospital in Elizabethtown, North Carolina from complications following a vehicular accident. He was born June 28, 1984, the son of Thomas “Tom” Haywood and Shelby Fowler Lee. He is preceded in death by: his grandparents, Levie Allen and Darlene Edge Fowler and Lonzie Haywood and Merlene Faircloth Lee. Allen’s love, care and devotion as a husband, father, son, brother, family member and friend will leave a void in the hearts and lives of all who knew and loved him.
Allen loved his God, served Him faithfully all the days of his life, and always put God first. Allen cherished his wife. His love for her showed in everything he did as her husband and best friend in life. Their hearts are forever sealed together. Allen loved his babies - Nate and Anna. Nate is "Daddy's Buddy" and Anna is his "Little Princess." He loved his family and did everything for them. He loved being at White Lake. Some of his favorite times were taking his family riding on the jet ski, relaxing in the water, riding with friends on the pontoon boat, and teaching his babies how to water ski.
Allen loved his parents dearly. He honored his parents with how he lived his life. His dad affectionately referred to him as "That's my boy!" and he truly was his daddy's boy. He loved his mother and treated her like the queen of the home that she is.
Allen attended Northwood Temple Church from the time he was born. In 2002, he graduated from Northwood Temple Academy and officially joined the staff of Northwood Temple Church. There is no one any more "Northwood" than Allen. He had a passion for the church and its people as he tirelessly served as a pastor on staff in the role as Technical Director. He had a heart for people and ministry. His desire was to NOT be seen and heard. Things were successful when people did not know he was there. His heart's desire was for things to be done with excellence for the glory of God. He always did above and beyond anyone's expectations. If you asked him to handle something, you could be guaranteed that it would be done and be done right.
There was nothing that Allen could not figure out and accomplish. In addition to being an audio/visual engineer and licensed general contractor, he graduated from Methodist University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an Associate of Science in Accounting. He had an uncanny way to analyze a situation and quickly determine how to logistically make it happen. God gifted this man with so many talents and an incredible mind. No one will ever be able to replace and completely fill the void left by his entrance to Heaven.
Left to cherish Allen’s memory is his cherished wife, Lindsay Praschan Lee, his son Nathaniel “Nate” Lee, his daughter Anna Mishelle Lee, his parents, Thomas "Tom" and Shelby Lee of White Lake, a brother Brad Lee, of White Lake, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ken and Shelley Praschan, of Jacksonville, Florida, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ryan and Laura Bullock of Jacksonville, Florida, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kacey and Valerie Praschan, of South Bend, Indiana, a brother-in-law, Kyle Praschan, of Jacksonville, Florida, neice and nephew, Lawson and Lael Bullock, grandparents, Gene and Donna Praschan, of Rochester, Michigan, godchildren, Marisa and Carly Fowler of Holly Springs, Corbin, Genevieve, and Abigail Kamionka of Wade, and so many friends that are his family.
Pastor Allen Lee was a true man of God who faithfully served the Northwood Temple Church family as the Technical Director for 17 years. He always worked with excellence, was willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed him, would give extravagantly, and minister to those around him. He was an incredible husband, father, son, and friend and our hearts are broken that he has been taken from us. We will greatly miss you, Allen.
Please pray for Lindsay, Nate, Anna, and their families to show them your love and support at this time.
Allen’s Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 in Northwood Temple Church at 1:00 pm with the Rev. John Hedgepeth officiating. A private interment will take place later that afternoon in Colly Chapel Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 am till 12:30 pm prior to Allen’s celebration.
The family requests in lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Advantaged Capital for Education for Nate and Anna.
Contributions can be made to:
Advantaged Capital for Education
601 West Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Attn: Gardner Altman, Jr.
Mark checks for:
"Allen Lee Family Fund"
Online condolences may be sent to http://www.jerniganwarren.com
Services by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28301