Obituary of LaDeirdre "Dutch" Horton Allen
LaDeirdre “Dutch” Allen was born February 3, 1960, in Camden, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late James “Nig” Horton Sr., and Mary Frances Horton. LaDeirdre entered eternal rest on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at MUSC Kershaw in Camden, South Carolina. She was an honorary member of Sanders Creek Baptist Church. She was joined in marriage to Randolph Allen Sr., of Camden, South Carolina. From this union, they were blessed with three children: LaTresha Allen, DeLisa Allen (deceased), and Randolph Allen Jr. LaDeirdre was preceded in death by her brother, James “Chubby” Horton (Darlene); and nephew, Byron Horton.
LaDeirdre attended Kershaw County public schools and graduated from Camden High School, home of the Bulldogs. She was a previous employee of DuPont Standard for many years. LaDeirdre was fun loving and the life of the party. She enjoyed going to Bingo and playing cards at her Aunt Monk’s house. Their favorite game was Pitty Pat (Deuces Wild). She was a devoted grandmother and loved her grandchildren very much.
LaDeirdre leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Mr. Randolph Allen Sr. of Camden, South Carolina; two children, LaTresha (Sha’ron) Allen and Randolph Allen Jr. of Camden, South Carolina; five brothers, Lonnie and Tyrone (Vivian) Horton both of Camden, South Carolina, Troy (Lariba) Horton of Indianapolis, Indiana, Darryl Horton of Dalzell, South Carolina, and Timothy Horton of Irvington, New Jersey; four grandchildren, Savion, Lavay, Sha’ron, and Lavell Penny all of Camden, South Carolina; three aunts, Pamela Drakeford of Camden, South Carolina, Nadine Davis of Concord, North Carolina, and the special aunt, Jean “Monk” Drakeford of Camden, South Carolina; two uncles, John Drakeford of Orlando, Florida and Keith Drakeford of Camden, South Carolina; five nephews; a lifelong friend, Judy McMillan; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service, beginning at 12:00pm. Burial will follow in St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Rembert.