ForeverMissed
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Posted by Donald McIntyre on April 30, 2022
Ever since Neville's passing, especially this past January, I have been reflecting on the many aspects of the person he was. Incidents and occasions have been etched in my memory. One such memory was when i was visiting a friend in Berrien Springs, Michigan in the summer of 1970. I went to attend a wedding and I happened to share accommodations with Neville that weekend. We shared a lot of laughs but the one that I fondly remembered was his response to me when I asked him about his car, such a big car. He drove a 1965 Buick Wildcat. It was a very large car and it had a high performance engine. Sitting in that car, Neville looked very overmatched. His response to me with a dry chuckle was: "Look man, people around here drive like crazy so I need to have a lot of steel around me when I take the highway. You see that hood? There is 7 feet of steel and cast iron to encounter before anything can get to me." The car also had quite a "roar" to it.
Each time I happen to see a 60's or 70's Buick Wildcat that conversation comes to mind among others.
There are so many reasons to remember our dear friend, my childhood friend. He sleeps until the Eternal Life Giver returns to call him. Let us all be faithful so that we can be a part of that grand reunion. 
Posted by Lloyd Buddoo on April 29, 2022
Neville was my friend. Indeed, he was everyone's friend. His signature greeting was: "How are you my friend?" I will never forget him. And how could anyone who knew Neville forget him?  I can still see him: In his fancy Jaguar, with his low bush hairstyle, dressed in a freshly-pressed stylish suit, and a broad nectie - always with with a victory knot.

I have had the pleasure, along with others, of being invited by Neville and his wife, Beverly, to their home for lunch or dinner on many occasions. Neville's great concern was always that everyone felt comfortable and at home. Although highly educated, Neville never wore his education on his sleeve. Yet, his education gave him a clear conscious view of his opinions and judgments and an eloquence in expressing them. He was at home in any society and had common ground with every class. He loved a good argument but he was never wearisome or in the way. He was a pleasant companion who knew when to be serious and when to trifle; and if he trifled at all, he had a sure tact which enabled him to trifle gracefully. If he engaged in controversy, his disciplined intellect prevented him from being mean or little, and from taking advantage of the less informed.  Neville was, in a word, a gentleman's gentleman. We will always miss him.
Posted by Hyacinth Machado on April 20, 2022
Time has slipped away so quickly and it’s one year since dear Neville went to rest. Dear Bev, he may be gone from our sight but not from our hearts. God continue to uphold and strengthen you to endure. What a resurrection morning that will be when Jesus comes! What a gathering! What a reunion! God help us all remain faithful until that Glorious Day!!
Love and blessings
From Hyacinth and the whole McIntyre family
Posted by Edwin Hyatt on April 20, 2022
Memories of a life passed on but not forgotten, until that day.
Posted by Bev Hyatt-Allen on April 19, 2022
A whole year has passed into eternity since Nev left us. I treasure the memories of almost 40 years of marriage, and look forward to seeing him again, on that glorious Resurrection Morning! Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow.
Posted by Angie Dixon on April 19, 2022
Oh Bevey! Time certainly flies and I've noticed that God continues to preserve you spiritually and emotionally. Prayers ascending for ongoing strength. Nev--you are dearly missed. Nuff luv
Posted by Ouida Westney on April 19, 2022
"Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep From which none ever wake to weep;
 A calm and undisturbed repose, Unbroken by the the last of foes."

"Asleep in Jesus! Peaceful rest, Whose waking is supremely blest;
No fear, no woe shall dim that hour that manifests the Savior's power."

I look forward to greeting Neville "In that Great Getting-Up Morning."
Posted by Savita Malik on January 10, 2022
Happy birthday in heaven my dear friend Neville..Gods bless you soul..
Hi Bev thinking of you please call when you feel up to it..love you lots..
Posted by Angie Dixon on January 9, 2022
ANOTHER BIRTHDAY MISSED. RIP MY FRIEND. BEVEY CONTINUE TO STAY STRONG. NUFF LUV
Posted by Sheila Rakes on June 9, 2021
Bev,

We are deeply saddened to hear of Neville’s death. You and Neville were wonderful neighbors here on Meadowood Drive. Thank you for all the neighborly visits, the wonderful conversations and spreading the knowledge and love of Christ to those you met.
Posted by Karl Lawrence on June 5, 2021
Dear Beverley,
Though belated, Betty and I could not let the news of Neville's passing go without expressing our sorrow for your loss. We hope you can draw comfort from your rich memories of time with Neville, a gentle spirit whose passing impoverishes a world that is sorely in need of the kindness he exemplified.
May he rest in peace, awaiting the return of the One who promises never to leave or forsake us.
God bless!
Posted by hugo Hodge on May 29, 2021
We, my wife Ann and I, first met Neville and Bev at their home, I believe, in Monroeville Pennsylvania in 1982. I found Neville then and the years that followed to be genuine, and passionate about his family, profession, and spirituality.

I was saddened to hear of Neville's passing. I will remember his vibrant spirit and interest in all with whom he interfaced. When I think of Nevelle, I think not only of him but of Bev also. To me they were one.
Posted by Edwin Rao on May 19, 2021
Dear Beverly
I was sad to revive the news of Neville’s
Death. Our memories go back to pittsbugh
Pa. Spending Christmas with snow coming down. Church potlucks, and enjoying
Each other’s company ; both u and Neville paid attention to our children 6 and 4 .
I look forward to that Great gettin up
Morning . We all will changed in a moment .
God be with u Bev. And thanks for keeping in touch thru the years.
Your brother and sister in christ
Edwin and Helene Rao


K
Posted by Manisha Dayal on May 17, 2021
I was so saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Neville Allen. It was my absolute pleasure to spend time with him when I was younger.

Neville was incredibly disciplined and definitely a man of God and this showed in how he lived his life. He pursued everything with passion and service. I have so many memories of Neville and when I was younger, I was not fully cognizant of what a special human he was but in my own adult self, his specialness is further illuminated. He was also incredibly smart but he had the gift of humility which so few possess.

I knew that he was immensely patient and was always available in service of others. I too benefited from his generosity and in his own busy life he found space to help me, the daughter of his old coworker. Even though I learned driving when I was in India, since I didn’t grow up here I didn’t learn the rules of the road and driving in Pittsburgh was particularly tricky. Neville was so very kind in offering to teach me how to drive because my father certainly lacked the regulated nervous system to teach me. Believe me, Neville probably didn’t realize it but he did our family a huge favor! Neville had such an ease about him. When we would go around those sharp Pittsburgh twists and turns, he would calmly say “eeeasy, eeeasy.” Inside, my heart was pounding, but his words brought me comfort and confidence. I felt like I could do anything!

A few years ago when my own son started driving and we went to Pittsburgh, my father used the same words “eeeasy, eeeasy” as he sat in the passenger seat while his grandson drove. Neville and his gentleness and kindness came to mind and we took a few minutes to remember him and the calmness he infused in many an interaction.

His was a life well lived and I am grateful for the opportunity to have known him. It’s not every day that someone takes the time out to offer a helping hand and in Neville’s case, there were ripples of his generosity everywhere. To this day, I attribute my fine driving skills to him and always keep him in my heart. As I’m teaching my own kids how to be fine humans and also good, considerate drivers (I believe both go hand in hand), I’m going to keep Neville’s calm disposition in mind and I will emulate him when I use the words “eeeasy, eeeasy” to navigate many a challenging life situation.

Wishing you peace and love as you move forward on this journey ahead. Much love to all of you during this difficult time.
Posted by Robert Fuller on May 17, 2021
I had the pleasure of visiting Neville and Beverly in their home in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Though Neville had physical challenges at that time, he was a joy to be around.  He would light up when discussing civil engineering issues, a favorite piece of music, his late dog Scooby, or his early years in Jamaica.  His mind was sharp, and he was very funny.  He was engaging, easy to talk to, and always interesting.

Beverly, please accept my sincerest condolences.  I pray that, in due time, God will heal your broken heart.
Posted by Brandon Evans on May 16, 2021
Ernest Hemingway said “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”

Uncle Neville was definitely a man of distinction. He will be missed.

Posted by Doreen Thompson on May 16, 2021
Bev and family,
I'm so saddened by your loss. Nev as you well know was my good friend since we met at the University of Michigan in the 1970's. I always remember the long phone chats we had on Friday nights during our school days, and the social class debates after watching "Upstairs Downstairs" on PBS. Those were the days. Gone for a time but Never to be forgotten. His Effusive and easy relationship with all types of people is remarkable. Very devoted to family and friends- now that's a legacy for the youths to share! I'll remember his Loving, caring spirit, his love of Life and belly laughs. Esteemed by all in his life's path, I know he'll continue to warm our hearts in Godly fellowship.
So, dearest Lady Bev, lean on our Creator's strength, let all the beautiful memories sustain you. 
Much love, prayers and blessings.
Doreen 
Posted by Ian Blair-Brown on May 16, 2021
My sincere condolences to Beverley, Orvin, Michael and family. I met Neville for the first time almost 20 years ago when I came to work in Maryland. He was very gracious along with Beverley to let me stay in their home for my first week in Maryland. Neville was very personable and easy to get along with. It was at their house at their yearly special dinners that I met number of people I have not seen for a long time

I remember when I had health issue Neville and Beverley told me what I needed to do to prepare my body for the challenge, and Neville worked out all the details with calculations, and I am thankful. He had of number of projects that he wanted to accomplish. One day he came to see me with the details of one such project and I graciously gave him the support he asked of me. Sickness prevented him from accomplishing all that he had hoped to do, but he had the blessed hope, and because of this hope I look forward to meet him in the earth made new. Sleep on my brother.
Posted by Charmaine (Rose) Hyatt-Ho... on May 16, 2021
Bev,
We share in your loss and today as we all say our final "good-byes" to Nev, we pray that you and his siblings and their families will find peace and comfort in your memories, knowing that "weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning". Looking forward to that great resurrection day.

Love - Charmaine (Rose) and Joseph
Posted by Robert McIntyre on May 15, 2021
I extend my sincere condolences to Beverly, Michael, and Orvin and also to family and friends. You all have been constantly in my prayers.

As the years pass, we look forward, with anticipation, as Christians, to our Father’s soon return. We look back though, with trepidation, and often misty eyed at mistakes, missteps and misunderstandings. However, whenever I scan my yesteryears, one personality looms tall among others and that is Neville Foster Allen. Not only do I remember Neville for his characteristic sense of humor and his unique laughter, but also his constant pursuit excellence. Not only was his unique presence felt in the May Pen Seventh-day Adventist School Organization, he was also a notable character in the May Pen Seventh-day Adventist Church. Neville singular personality and style loomed large with pastors, elders, church officers, regular members, and yes, especially among the youths of whom I was one and with whom, he came in regular contact. Our Father indeed blessed this man, Neville Foster Allen, with personality, understanding, and proficiency, such that he might bless others. And that he did. I wait eagerly to see Neville again in that Home up Yonder.
Posted by Betty Richart on May 15, 2021
Dear Beverly,
I was saddened by Neville's death, but I know he put up a good fight. Dick Woods would be so glad to know Neville is at peace. Neville was a favorite of Professor Dick Woods! While at the University of Michigan, we had some happy times together. Neville was one of my favorites! You, Beverly, were Neville's star.
Love, Betty - Wife of Professor F.E. Richart, Jr.
Posted by Kenneth Floom on May 15, 2021
Dear Beverly

Sorry to hear of Neville's passing. You chose a great man to be with.

I met Neville while working at D'Appolonia. Working with Neville made each day enjoyable. Such a positive, happy man.
Neville taught me one of my favorite expressions: "The proof of the pudding is in the eating". I still use that expression to this day.

Ken
Posted by Ken McIntyre on May 15, 2021
To Beverly, Michael, and Orvin. My deepest condolences to you. Know that you are not alone at this difficult time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers and don’t hesitate to call or reach out to me if you ever need to talk. Neville was a mentor, an inspiration and a friend. I found guidance, friendship, discipline and love in this great man. I will never forget his love and support to my family during the illness and death of my father. He was a tower of strength and a source of encouragement and comfort. I miss him. Rest in Peace my Friend.
Posted by Marcelle Gray on May 15, 2021
Dear Beverly and family,

We are saddened to hear of Neville's passing. We remember Neville with great fondness during the years the two of you spent in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We enjoyed wonderful conversations and always enjoyed his wit and charm. 
Donald and Marcelle Gray
Posted by Judith Alice Hulse on May 15, 2021
Dear Beverly, Orvin and Mike, 
I am very saddened about the passing of your dear husband and brother, Neville.
My husband joins me in sending condolences to you and the entire Allen and Hyatt families.
My earliest recollection of Neville goes back to the mid 1960s when we worshipped at May Pen SDA church. He was active in many church activities including singing in the quartet. I enjoyed it!
Neville was very dedicated to his religion, respectful, outspoken, smart, kind and helpful. A few times he took me and my grandmother nome to Palmers Cross after church. Greatly appreciated!
Then, Neville emigrated to further his education. I later saw him at events in Benton Harbor, MI and Ocala, FL. For the Benton Harbor event, he picked me up and took me back to South Bend airport, IN .Will never forget his kindness!
Lastly, we reconnected in 2019 after he and Beverly relocated to Apopka, FL. where I also reside. During this time , I had the pleasure of meeting Beverly. She is a strong woman who dedicated herself to his care during his illness.
I pray that God will continue to bless her and the family with health, strength and a positive attitude during this difficult period.
Bev. you are now my friend and I am here for you.
May his Soul Rest In Peace.
Posted by Sandra Cardozo on May 14, 2021
Dear Bev,

My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Allen family during this difficult time.
Sandra





Posted by Jean Bennett on May 14, 2021
Dear Bev,
We are sadden to hear of Neville's passing. Please accept our condolences. We ask the Lord to strengthen you daily, and for you to hold onto the Precious Memories you both shared.
We always remember that unforgettable Vesper evening a group of us shared with you both in Maryland. You played the Piano, and Neville with his beautiful Bass voice lead our group with some of the good old songs.
One of Neville's special song that evening was "IN HEAVENLY LOVE ABIDING"
Some of us did not know this song, so Neville taught us.
"Green pastures are before us, which yet we have not seen. Bright skies will soon be o're us, where darkest clouds have been. Our hope we cannot measure, our path to life is free, Our Savior has our treasure, and He will walk with us".
We offer prayers of comfort for you and your family.

Jean & Leroy Bennett
Posted by Osborne Parchment on May 14, 2021
Although the relationship between Neville and me began late in both our lives, casual acquaintance quickly became mutual friendship. In part this was due to his cheerful personality, ready wit and many entrepreneurial ideas derived from his career as engineer. Also helping to quickly cement our personal and family friendships was his loving and beloved Bev whose love, kindness, talent and resourcefulness continue to be a cherished blessing to my extended family. Bev, the many Sabbath afternoon gatherings hosted by you and Nev at your lovely Silver Spring home will always be a precious memory to me. In faith we look forward to new versions of those in a Better Land. From Osborne with empathy and love.
Posted by Sonia Maxwell on May 14, 2021
Hi Beverly,
Sorry for your loss. Words are insuffient at this time, but God understands May your faith sustains you in this time of your grief.
Posted by Valrey Francis on May 13, 2021
Bev,
Creaton and I regret to hear about the passing of your dear husband. You have been a blessed wife and have stood by his side all the way. I pray God gives you peace and comfort during this dark period in your life. God bless you!
Posted by Sherryl Beckford on May 12, 2021
Dear Bev.
May you find comfort in cherished memories and may the Lord provide you with daily strength as you adjust to life without Neville's physical presence. Be assured that you are loved and cared about now and always.
Posted by Trevor and Jean Thompson on May 12, 2021
Our Dear Bev., our hearts are saddened by Neville's passing. Please accept our sincerest sympathy. Jesus stands ready to be your burden-bearer for comfort and encouragement, during your time of grief and sorrow.
"Whatever our sorrow, bereavement, or loneliness, we have a sympathizing Friend in Jesus." MHp.248. Psalm 116:15, " Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." As believers in Christ, we hope to see Neville in the resurrection of the saints, when Jesus returns for His faithful believers. 
Posted by Carmen Richards on May 11, 2021
Br . Nev you were truly a man of God. The short time I new you you were really an inspiration to me, you were a kink , loving and caring person, you have lived a CHRISTLIKE life and God saw that you were ready so he called you home .sleep on my brother sleep on and rest in peace.
Posted by Donald McIntyre on May 11, 2021
Dear Orvin and Michael,
My family and I are deeply saddened by the passing of your big brother Neville. I can only imagine the void that his passing has created in you and your families. Neville has been quite a personality to remember for those who have met him, and I can't help but recall the many things about him that have made an impact on my life. Sometimes one does not realize this until one is placed in a position to give it some thought.
As a close friend in boyhood days, I enjoyed the interesting interactions between the brothers, and Neville's attempt to exercise his role as as big brother.
May the memories of him in the different roles he played in your lives, and the inspiration that he brought, coupled with the fact that throughout his life he remained faithful to his Lord, be a source of comfort to you and your families.
May God bless you always.
Donald McIntyre
Posted by Paulette Lewis on May 10, 2021
Neville we met but a short while however you did inspire me with your ability to make others laugh during adversity.

Hope to meet you in the new earth.

Posted by Marcia Nelson Niles on May 10, 2021
Dearest Bev,
I was so sorry to hear of the death of your dearly beloved husband, Neville. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences and my deepest sympathy.
Love,
Marcia
Posted by Hubert Smith on May 9, 2021
Dearest Bev and Neville's family
We share your grief and deep sorrow to the extent to which one can really fully share another's painful loss.
I spoke with Nev the night before he died and in parting, I wished him a good night and he responded with his customary, kind, gentle statement" Thanks my friend". I was speechless Bev when you called me the next day to say that he had died. I was so sad I just sat and cried while memories of the wonderful times we had togethers in your home and in our home flooded my mind.
Among the special memories I recall was the happy vespers we had together in your home. Once during the song service, Nev in his melodious voice, started to sing the song, " Homeward Bound" which I had never heard before. As I sat numbed with grief, the words brought me some comfort. It says, " Out on an ocean all boundless we ride, We're homeward bound, homeward bound.Tossed on the waves of a rough, restless tide We're homeward bound......Far form the safe, quiet harbor we've rode, Seeking our Father's celestial abode.We are homeward bound homeward bound......"
Bev and family let this comfort you " We're homeward bound "
In my saddness, Isaiah 57: 1 also lifted my spirit . I trust it will encourage you as it did me. It says, "The righteous pass away; the godly often die before their time....and no one seems understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. For the godly who die will rest in peace."(NLT) God sees the great time of trouble that is on us and that things will get much worse. So He says to Nev, my beloved child,"Take a little nap, I'll wake you up in the MORNING"
AND what a GREAT WAKING UP MORNING THAT'S GOING TO BE !!!! So Bev and family, while we sorrow, remember, "We have this HOPE." Let it "Burn within our hearts" and comfort us.
We share in your grief and are available whenever you need our help.
Love,
Hubert and Leonie Smith
Posted by Victoria Walters on May 6, 2021
Beverly, to you and Neville's brothers and extended family, on behalf of the Walters' family, we want to extend sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Neville. May memories comfort you.
Posted by Eugenia During on May 6, 2021
Dear Beverly,

Richard and I are so sorry for your loss. God knows your feelings and what you are going through. God in His infinite mercy and goodness promises to be our comforter and Savior at all times. In the days to come, May the God of hope fill you with His joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of His Holy Spirit. 

As Christians, Holy Scripture teaches us in Job 1:21 that "The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised."

One of the great things about following the Lord Jesus Christ is the fact that He is always with us…every hour and every day. He knows your struggles, pain and sorrows. He also gives us His peace, peace that surpasses all understanding.He will give you peace.

2Timothy4:7-8 states "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." Neville, has fought the good fight and has finished his course. He is now safe in the arms of Jesus. 

May Neville’s soul rest in perfect peace.

Richard and Eugenia During
Posted by Sharon King on May 5, 2021
On behalf of Central Jamaica Conference Life Hope Center and Morning Dew Ministry, we're sending you a message of cheer on the recent loss of your husband, Mr Neville Allen. Jeremiah 29:11 says we have a future and a hope. So keep hope alive as we pray for you.
Posted by Alma Bulgin on May 5, 2021
I can still remember in the late 1950s when we worshiped at Bryants Crescent. Neville and i were a part of the youth choir conducted by Sister Lucille Christian.

Be comforted in knowing that your loved one was a true servant of God. May His soul rest in peace.
Posted by Gizem Eren on May 5, 2021
Dear Bev and Allen family, my deepest condolences! Wishing you all strength and I hope you find comfort in good memories. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Gizem
Posted by Pauline Fletcher on May 4, 2021
Dear Bev and Allen Family,

Please accept our deep sympathy on Neville's passing. You can take comfort in the blessed hope, that we will see our loved ones again. We wish that with the passing of time, sadness will fade and the memories you shared will bring a smile to your face.

Love,
Hansel and Pauline Fletcher
Posted by Hulda Hunter on May 4, 2021
My dear Bev and family, please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved husband Neville. We pray that the wonderful memories you shared with him help to bring you peace and comfort . I remember working with Neville at the World Bank... I admired his exemplary dedication, teamwork,, his very pleasant demeanor and encouragement for everyone. MY his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen ✝️.
Love Teddy and Hulda Hunter and family.
Posted by Hyacinth Machado on May 4, 2021
I would like to extend sincere condolences to dear Bev and the Allen family for the loss of a dear husband, brother, uncle, friend, etc. That the Lord will give strength to endure this loss. Dear Neville’s passing brought up so many wonderful memories of being in ministry with him and others back home in Jamaica. We as young people back then were on the Youth Choir. He and many of the other young men sang Bass. I recall some of the others as Victor, Newton, Orvin, Robert, Ken, Helen, Erica, Elaine, Delores, Pearl, Merdelyn, etc. directed by Lucille Christian-Bennett. It was awesome as we practiced and sang at Church during the Worship Service OR visit other Churches like Race Course SDA and others.
I have always interceded with God for Neville, especially when things took a turn for the worse, that the Holy Spirit would bring back to his mind all those wonderful songs, with the awesome messages, we used to sing together: (Examples: “My Anchor Holds!”: “Open Mine Eyes That I May See!”: and many others! 

May the Lord keep us faithful until He comes when we can see dear Neville again and sing songs of praises together again!! Only a little while longer.... Amen
Posted by Hillary Ascalon on May 3, 2021
Dear Orvin & Mike,
Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of Neville. Be comforted knowing that he’s only resting for a while until our loving Savior returns to take us all home where we will no longer be separated.
Andre & Hillary
Posted by Hillary Ascalon on May 3, 2021
Dearest Bev,
We were saddened to hear of Neville’s passing. May the wonderful memories you shared always keep him close in your heart. We know our loving Heavenly Father will comfort you during the difficult days ahead. Lovingly Andre & Hillary
Posted by Hillary Ascalon on May 3, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Beverly and Neville family. Didn't know it was going to be our last chat when we sat and talked two night before. His infectious smile and laugh i will always remember. Bev may God Comfort you during this difficult time.           Rodger and Lorraine                                                                       
Posted by Montaque Bramwell on May 2, 2021
My heartfelt sympathies to you dear Bev.
Posted by Yvonne Higgins on May 1, 2021
Dear Beverley we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. We wish for you strength as you go through these trying and hard days. May the Lord give you the strength to face these days. Love you always
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Posted by Donald McIntyre on April 30, 2022
Ever since Neville's passing, especially this past January, I have been reflecting on the many aspects of the person he was. Incidents and occasions have been etched in my memory. One such memory was when i was visiting a friend in Berrien Springs, Michigan in the summer of 1970. I went to attend a wedding and I happened to share accommodations with Neville that weekend. We shared a lot of laughs but the one that I fondly remembered was his response to me when I asked him about his car, such a big car. He drove a 1965 Buick Wildcat. It was a very large car and it had a high performance engine. Sitting in that car, Neville looked very overmatched. His response to me with a dry chuckle was: "Look man, people around here drive like crazy so I need to have a lot of steel around me when I take the highway. You see that hood? There is 7 feet of steel and cast iron to encounter before anything can get to me." The car also had quite a "roar" to it.
Each time I happen to see a 60's or 70's Buick Wildcat that conversation comes to mind among others.
There are so many reasons to remember our dear friend, my childhood friend. He sleeps until the Eternal Life Giver returns to call him. Let us all be faithful so that we can be a part of that grand reunion. 
Posted by Lloyd Buddoo on April 29, 2022
Neville was my friend. Indeed, he was everyone's friend. His signature greeting was: "How are you my friend?" I will never forget him. And how could anyone who knew Neville forget him?  I can still see him: In his fancy Jaguar, with his low bush hairstyle, dressed in a freshly-pressed stylish suit, and a broad nectie - always with with a victory knot.

I have had the pleasure, along with others, of being invited by Neville and his wife, Beverly, to their home for lunch or dinner on many occasions. Neville's great concern was always that everyone felt comfortable and at home. Although highly educated, Neville never wore his education on his sleeve. Yet, his education gave him a clear conscious view of his opinions and judgments and an eloquence in expressing them. He was at home in any society and had common ground with every class. He loved a good argument but he was never wearisome or in the way. He was a pleasant companion who knew when to be serious and when to trifle; and if he trifled at all, he had a sure tact which enabled him to trifle gracefully. If he engaged in controversy, his disciplined intellect prevented him from being mean or little, and from taking advantage of the less informed.  Neville was, in a word, a gentleman's gentleman. We will always miss him.
Posted by Hyacinth Machado on April 20, 2022
Time has slipped away so quickly and it’s one year since dear Neville went to rest. Dear Bev, he may be gone from our sight but not from our hearts. God continue to uphold and strengthen you to endure. What a resurrection morning that will be when Jesus comes! What a gathering! What a reunion! God help us all remain faithful until that Glorious Day!!
Love and blessings
From Hyacinth and the whole McIntyre family
his Life

A Giant Oak has Fallen

Sunday, January 7, 1945 was an exciting day in the Allen home in May Pen, Jamaica, as Vincent and Winifred welcomed their first child, Neville Foster, affectionately, called Nev.  His early years were spent at the May Pen SDA School and he often spoke of the fond memories of those years, and the lasting impact of teachers, Mmes. Butler, Palmer and Vaz.

By 1959, he enrolled at Kingsway High Schol in St. Andrew, Jamaica, from which he successfully completed the GCE examinations, obtaining a scholarship to continue his education at Ardenne High School.  He excelled at Ardenne, ending up as Head Boy in 1963-64.

After earning enough money to start college, he enrolled in the Pre-Engineering Program at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI, in January, 1967.  He transferred to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in January 1970, graduating with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in December 1977.  His research examined the behavior of soils under varying conditions of pressure and exposure to water. 

Neville began his career in early 1978 in Pittsburgh PA, at D'Appolonia Consulting Engineers, which later became International Technologies Corporation.  He worked on a number of projects in the U.S. and Belgium.  Later, he worked as Director of Quality Assurance with Canonie Engineers, as a Consultant with the World Bank, and with the U.S. Army.

In August 2015, Neville suffered a second stroke that left him paralyzed on the left side, from which he never recovered. Despite his disability, he enjoyed reflecting on the creative power and amazing grace of God, watching programs on 3 ABN.org, Hope TV.org, and Amazing Discoveries.org.  After a medical procedure on Apri 15, 2021, from which he never fully recovered, and with the years of declining health, Neville passed away peacefully on Monday evening, April 19, 2021.

Neville fought a good fight medically, professionally, and spiritually.  He fell asleep in the certainty of God's mercies toward him, having lived by the principles of God's kingdom out of sheer gratitude.

Rest my Dear, until Jesus returns and takes you Home.

Recent stories
Shared by Ouida Westney on May 15, 2021

Dear Beverly:
My family joins me in conveying sincere condolences on the demise of Neville.  He was such a fine Christian gentleman. May God comfort and sustain you during your adjustment to his loss. Also, may memories of the beautiful life that he lived be continuing sources of encouragement and inspiration to you in the days and years ahead.

Shared by Jean Bennett on May 14, 2021
Dear Bev,

We are sadden to hear of Neville’s death.  Please accept our condolences. We ask the Lord to strengthen you daily, and for you to hold onto the Precious memories you both shared.

We always remember that unforgettable Vesper Evening a group of us  shared with you both in Maryland.

You played the Piano, and Neville with his beautiful Bass voice lead our group with some of the old favourites.

One of Neville’s  favourite song that evening was “IN HEAVENLY LOVE ABIDING”

Green pastures are before us, which yet we have  not seen. Bright skies will soon be o’re us, where darkest clouds have been. Our hope we cannot measure, our path to life is free. Our Savior has our treasure, and He will walk with us.

Our prayers of comfort are with you and your family


Jean & Leroy Bennett

Condolences to Bev Allen

Shared by Glenn Phillips on May 1, 2021
Dear Bev please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your dear husband Neville. May Our Heavenly Father continue to give you and your family peace and comfort in this very difficult time.
I have mvery fond memories of Neville when we attended Andrews University in the late 1960’s.
He was a very committed Christian youth who supported all the activities that involved the Caribbean students on the campus in those times.
We look forward to seeing him again in the earth made new. Sweet be his rest until Jesus Christ comes again to take his faithful home.