Tracey E. Allen was born on July 20, 1963, to the late Matthew D. Allen, Sr. and the late Shirley E. Holmes-Bey. Grandparents preceded her in death, Paul Holmes and Anna Holmes. She departed this life peacefully, with her angel wings on March 11, 2022.
Tracey fondly called “Tray or Tray-Tray" by her family and friends. She was born in raised in Baltimore Maryland. She also attended Baltimore City Public Schools.
She grew up with 8 siblings, who she loved and they loved her dearly. She worked as a cook for the Baltimore City Jail and the Baltimore City Public School System. She also enjoyed working as an aide for special needs children. Tray became the mother of 6 children. She graciously enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They meant the world to her. Family was very important to her. She was a very over protective person. She was a true fighter. Tracey knocked a man out like a boxer who was going to hurt her older brother. She wasn’t going to let anyone hurt her bother or any family member. At family functions, she loved, watching football, cooking and baking. She had a heart of gold, loving and caring about everyone. A beautiful smile, that glowed brighter than the Sun! Rest in sweet peace our wonderful mother. We truly miss you so very much.
Tracey leaves to mourn her loss: 5 children: Sharice (Mo Mo), Monica, Maxine, Matisse and Ebonie; her only son Lemell preceded her in death, 27 grandchildren; 1 grandson preceded her in death, Andrew; 6 great grandchildren; 9 siblings: Darlene, Harriet, Renee, Anthony, Maxine, Michael, Brenda, Pauline and Matthew W.; 3 siblings preceded her in death: Keith, Matthew, Jr., and Mary Gilliam; 2 aunts: Pauline Watkins and Alice Homes; 1 uncle: Charles Holmes (Chubby): 2 god daughters: Tyra Woodley and Shawntae Williams: 1 daughter-in-law Denise Sheppard; Best friends: Deborah Jenkins,
Hilda Jones, Pat Jones Jimmy Murphy, Mr. Al, and Rodney; Step-Father: Thomas L. Royster (Mr. Butch); A host of nieces: 1 niece preceded her in death Earlloyna (Bookie) and nephews, a host of great nieces and great nephews, cousins one of her favorite cousin preceded her in death, Claudette Lawson, and many friends.