Helen McCoy Allison, age 69, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on Friday, February 14, 2020. A native of McDowell County, Helen was born on November 29, 1950 to the late Wilma Judith McCoy. When Helen was a child, her late grandparents, William “Bill” McCoy and Georgia Rhea Baily McCoy were like her parents. Her grandparents would take her to East Marion Baptist Church and in her later years she attended Old Fort Church of God. Helen also had a special bond with her late mother-in-law, Zena Allison who she would loved to chat with and hear Zena’s old stories. Helen enjoyed shopping, going to yard sales and all things Snoopy, from Charlie Brown. Her family, especially her grandkids, meant the world to her and always cherished their company.
Surviving Helen is her husband of 49 years, Mark Allison; three daughters, Haley Allison Frady (Andy) of Marion, Leslie Allison Haney (Chris) of Nebo and Tiffiney Allison Lewis (Jim) of Marion; and four grandchildren, Aiden Frady, Adyson Frady, Ava Lewis and Lily Lewis.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Westmoreland Funeral Home in Old Fort, with Rev. Greg Withrow officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., an hour before the service at the funeral home. Interment will take place in Cherry Springs Memorial Park following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, WNC Bridge Foundation at 575 Airport Rd, Marion, NC 28752.
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