Allen & Rayetta Elkins will forever be remembered as a love story that would rival those we read about in books or see in movies.
On January 6th, 2023, Allen (73), and Rayetta (72), passed away on the same day, after 55 years of marriage, showing the world what it is like to have a bond with someone so strong that not even death can keep them apart.
Allen & Rayetta fell fast in love after meeting at Music Box in Lubbock, Texas and later taking each other's hand in marriage on May 28th, 1968.
Allen & Rayetta had long professional careers, Rayetta working as a cosmetologist and Allen as a certified master mechanic in the Central Texas Area. Rayetta being the most personable person you have ever met made her clients feel like family, and Allen with his intellect and work ethic quickly found himself at the top of his field and highly sought after by clients all around.
Allen & Rayetta were the most loving, caring, and affectionate people you could ever meet. They were known for being the anchors for their family, and every holiday or family gathering was hosted by them in their home. In their alone time you could find them dancing in their living room together to “My Girl” by the Temptations, despite having just got off from a long day of work.
They are the parents to Todd & Michelle, and Felisha, who they adored more than life itself. Family gave them meaning, so they were over the moon when they got to meet their grandchildren, Kyle, Madison, Kirsten, Ryan, and Cade for the first time. All the grandchildren would stay over at "Grammy and Poppees" house to be spoiled rotten on a weekly basis, but Allen & Rayetta would not have had it any other way. Most recently they were blessed with a great grandson Jace.
For a story that belongs in a book, this collection of sentences cannot begin to encompass the life of Allen & Rayetta, or the love and light they brought into the world. To know them was to love them.
A celebration of Allen and Rayetta’s life will be held at Crotty’s Funeral Home in Belton, Texas on January 13, 2023, at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers, please honor their memory with a donation to the Dementia Society of America. https://www.dementiasociety.org/donate