Barbara Allison, age 86, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Mrs. Allison was born on July 29, 1932, to the late Wiley C. Meaders and Ruth Kincaid Meaders. Mrs. Allison loved gardening and received her Master Gardener certificate. She was also an avid traveler, making sure to take each of her grandchildren on an educational trip to Washington, D.C. Mrs. Allison was passionate about education and reading, and loved sharing her passion with her grandchildren by taking them to story time at the library. She was a member of Mossy Creek United Methodist Church, though she recently attended Community Chapel Church.
Mrs. Allison was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Charles Allison Jr., her grandson, Daniel Allison, and her siblings: Christopher Meaders, Ray Meaders, Lenore Chambers, and Wirtha Morgan.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Rebekah Allison, Cleveland, Georgia, Lloyd and Mary Allison, Cleveland, Georgia, Conrad and Terrie Allison, Cleveland, Georgia; grandchildren, Miranda Allison (Zach) Philyaw, Wesley Allison, Brandon Allison, Tracie Allison and fiancée (Ben Newberry); great-grandchildren, Bryson Philyaw, Brayden Philyaw, Breah Allison, and Kyle Allison.
Funeral services were on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at Mossy Creek United Methodist Church, where the Rev. Jack Enloe, Rev. Don Landen, and Mrs. Barbara Head officiated. Interment followed at the Mossy Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Barrett Funeral Home.
Flowers are accepted, or donations can be made to the White County FFA P.O. Box 1082 Cleveland, GA 30528 or Homestead Hospice 10888 Crabapple Road, Roswell, GA 30075.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Barbara's caregivers: Kecia Rey, Diane Gragg, Gayla Hall, and Jennifer Isaacs.
To share a memory of Mrs. Allison or to send a condolence, please visit www.barrettfh.com.