CARROLLTON - Willa Dean Allison, age 76, of Carrollton, formerly of Newport News, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 30, 2014. She was a lifetime member of Parkview Baptist Church. She was born in Hillsville, VA and later was married to the love of her life, Kenneth R. Allison, Sr. for 55 years with whom she had four children. Dean was the manager of Mallory Apartments in Hampton for many years, serving the apartment community with cheerful diligence and never-ending understanding. She raised her children to have the same determination to find their happiness as she displayed in her life. Dean is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. Allison, Sr.; daughter, Debra D. Bruce (T. Scott) and children Kateland, Jacob, and Luke; son, Kenneth R. Allison, Jr. (Bianca) and children Tre and Monica; daughter, Delena A. Icard (James) and daughter Rachel; daughter, Teresa L. Ross (Joel) and their children, Lauren and Leah; and brother, Swanson Marshall. The family will receive friends from 11AM to 12PM on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, with a celebration of Dean's life to begin at 12PM. Interment will follow at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Carrollton Volunteer Rescue Squad, 15020 Carrollton Blvd., Carrollton, VA 23314. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolences with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave. in Hampton, 23666.
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