A Widow's Wall of Honor: Remembering Allen Wayne Sr - 11/15/15 (Gwen Wayne)


Welcome to our first Wall of Honor, where we will honor the husbands of widows on the anniversary of their passing. I've asked the ladies of the Black Women Widows Empowered: A Safe Place for Widows Facebook group to provide a little something about their dearly beloved as we near the dates of their transition. For our first honoree, I would like to introduce Allen Wayne, Sr.

Allen, a keeper of Gwen Wayne's heart for 32 years, was an amazing God-fearing church deacon, a father of five children and grandfather of three grandchildren. Allen and Gwen dated for four years before deciding to tie the knot. Gwen, who was a devoted wife and mother, is cherishing his memory not only by keeping him near and dear to her heart, but by writing daily Facebook inspirations in honor of him. Today makes day 365, which marks a year of sharing her heart and soul for her friends and family to see. Reprinted with her permission, check out this post created out of an emotional journey of grief, hope, and faith:

"Day 365 of my journey without my husband! It has been a year. Oh my, where has the time gone? Time says a year, my heart says it just happened. At 6:37 am Nov.15 2015 the world became a lot da