Mary Allen

Mary Allen is our church organist. Raised in Buna, Texas, she began playing for the United Methodist Church of Buna at age 13. While attending McNeese State University in Lake Charles on a music scholarship, she met the love of her life, Ted Allen. Married in 1973, they had two daughters, Veronica and Marcie, forming a musical family who sang at many events.  Mary, now a widow, pours herself into her 3 grandchildren Felicity, Analise, and Rowan. She also enjoys reading to elementary classes where she is affectionately known as “Class Grandma.”


Her previous work titles include administrative assistant to attorney for 25 years as well as accompanist for numerous churches, musicals, choirs, high school band and vocal students, weddings, and funerals. She continues at McNeese with students’ solos and in the orchestra for dramas.


Having served at FUMC DeRidder for several years under the direction of Judy Kay, Grace Edgar and John Schwarze, she considers this position the most enjoyable  ministry/job of her lifetime! The choir family, fellow musicians, congregation, and leadership of Rev. Laraine lead to a wonderful worship of our never-changing God. 

Mary looks forward to many more years of service.


Mary has recently been hired to work part-time in the Church Office as our Office Assistant! She will assist Erin by answering the phone, accepting Hope Network applications, scheduling monthly Homebound Communion Serving, and working on other projects that pop up throughout the week. Please help Rev. Laraine and Erin welcome Mary to our Church Office Staff!

Mary Allen

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