Phyllis Farrow Allison went home to be with the Lord, and her dear husband Fred (who just left the world on Sunday, June 9th) on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Surely she died of a broken heart.|
Phyllis was born Nov. 26, 1925 to Sanford and Lucille Farrow, in Covington, Va. She grew up in Covington and graduated from Covington High School in 1943. She graduated from business college and worked for Industrial Rayon and West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co. before Frederick Allison came into her life.
She fell madly in love with him. They married Oct. 19, 1949 and had three children: Mark, Anne and Mead, all of whom she loved and adored. Raising her children alongside the love of her life brought her many happy years. She was a wonderful, caring mother!
Mrs. Allison later returned to the work force as a clerk at the York County Dept. of Revenue, and worked many years, and retired, as Deputy Court Clerk at the Williamsburg/James City County Circuit Court.
Retirement was a time of travel and fun with her husband. Fred and Phyllis made many trips to see their children and grandchildren around the country, and enjoyed their time together immensely. All the grandchildren cherish memories of visits from Nana and Granddad! These always meant fun.
Phyllis accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and was baptized, at the age of 14. She had been a member of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years. Never once did she stray from her faith.
Predeceasing Phyllis is her husband of 64 years, Frederick Carlisle Allison; her parents; her eldest son, Mark Allison; her sister Geraldine Farrar; brother S.D. Farrow Jr.; and grandsons Matt Scudder and Luke Foster. She is survived by her son Mead (Victoria) Allison; daughter Anne (Gary) Foster; grandson Jared Allison; granddaughters Lisa (Matt) Willem, Tara (Jeremy) Aguilar, Julie (Mike Kiedrowski,) Elizabeth Allison; and three great grandchildren (and one on the way).
Nelsen Funeral Home of Williamsburg is in charge of arrangements. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Williamsburg.
"And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand." John 10:28
Goodbye, dear Mother. Oh, how we cherish your memory and the love you shared with Dad. Two hearts that once beat as one, are now reunited in Heaven, entwined for eternity.
Published in Virginia Gazette from June 24 to July 23, 2013