John Mark Allen, Sr. age 68, born August 26, 1953 in Montgomery, WV. Deacon of Holy Ground Ministries. He was a member of the Columbus Police Department MTS and Laborers International Union of North America. Preceded in death by parents John and Samantha Allen; son, Manzell; brother James Allen; sister, Virginia Allen. Survived by sons, John, Marcus, Michael, Brynel, Robert, Odale and Shawn; daughters, Johnita, Anita, Serita and Ebony; sisters, Bishop Janice Hughes, and Robin Glover; and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.