Cassandra G Allen-Houpe

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On October 28, 2022, early morning, Cassandra G. Allen-Houpe (Sandi) answered the call of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Cassandra was born on May 21, 1965, in Columbus, Ohio to the union of A.C. Allen and Rose Mary Thomas Allen.

Cassandra was a graduate of Columbus Beechcroft High School and attended Franklin University. Sandi was a faithful and resolute member of the Saint Luke Baptist Church for 38 years. She was baptized in 1976 by Rev. Cortrell Terry. She knew Jesus was her friend, she frequently communicated with her savior during her illness.

Prior to her illness, Sandi served as the church clerk, financial secretary, printed media coordinator, and as a member of the women’s fellowship ministry.

To characterize Sandi, words such as quiet, learner, steady, giving, strong-spirited, warrior, fighter, courageous, and, most of all, loving, can all be used. Although shy by nature, Sandi, from an early age, was able to provide a patient and listening ear and found joy in engaging with others to help them along their individual paths toward achievement.

Sandi believed and followed Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”  She would courageously take on new challenges in her life knowing the Lord would protect and deliver her with His favor.

She is preceded in death by grandparents; Wille Mae Hughes, Horace and Mary Thomas, aunts; Doris Lipson, Edna Thomas, Patricia Bogan and Geraldine Polidore.

Sandi’s life was full and blessed. She leaves to cherish her memories a very devoted, loving, and caring husband; Roderick K. Houpe Sr., a loving and supportive son; Brandon Allen (Lauren Gleeson), Pastor A.C. Allen and First-Lady Rose Allen, brothers; Jerrell (Angela) Rucker, Arnold Craig Allen, sister; Stephanie (Nathaniel) Rayford, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and the Saint Luke Baptist Church Family.

Visitation 10am and Funeral 11am Thursday November 3, 2022 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn north on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Terrhonda Culberson CKA Founder STORM

    My sister my auntie I will miss you so much I am so blessed to have met you. You are a true definition of a Chi Queen. I will never forget you, you will always be my #14 Allure of Chi Sigma Delta Sorority Incorporated. Rest my Queen til we met again. Love you

  2. Rod, you are in my thoughts and prayers my big bro. I will continue to stand with you. Brandon, may our FATHER comfort you and hold you in HIS arms of strength and comfort. Rev & Sis. Allen, Craig, Stephanie…HIS strength is perfect for you now as you lean into HIM. “Now unto HIM who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think, according to the power at work in us…” Rest Sandy…☝

  3. So sorry to learn of this loss to the Houpe family. May her memory always be a blessing for you.

  4. Rod and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May you be comforted in this tough time by memories of happier times as a family!

  5. Sandi’s life was our families’ blessing and she shall never be forgotten.

  6. Allen Family, it’s difficult to find words but my condolences to my second family. We all grew up together and have such wonderful memories. When I loss my mother not long ago, Sandy said it was okay for me to share her mom…now it’s okay for her to share with mine. You will be missed.

  7. My condolences to the family. She was a beautiful woman and I enjoyed working with her. RIP my friend and you will truly be missed.

  8. Rod, You are in our prayers as you confront the loss of your dear wife. May God comfort you through the arms of your family and all who love and care for you. In your mourning, Peace be with you..

  9. Shawntel Lewis-Smith

    Rod, I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy over the loss of your wife, Sandi. I am truly sorry for your loss.

    Our family sends our deepest sympathies to you and your beautiful family and will keep you all uplifted in our thoughts and prayers for courage, strength and covering through this most difficult time.

  10. Vandhana Veerni

    Dear Rod and Family,
    May Sandi’s beautiful life and her strong faith be the anchors that guide you through these tough times. My sincere condolences and prayers for your family

  11. Gwendolyn Phillips

    Sandi, we will miss you yet God loved you more . You know have your wings

  12. Sandy was such a beautiful spirit I am blessed to have met her and been apart of her life and her families. Fly high sandy boo love the baker family

  13. Sending my Condolences I remember our days at My Zion she was a sweet heart!!! Always had a pretty smile. Keeping you in my prayers ❤️

  14. Robert Jordan, Jr.

    Please accept my condolences and prayers for strength for the entire family.

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