Funeral services for Oma B. Allison, 74, of Brownwood will be held at 1 p.m Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Heartland Funeral Home in Early, with Bill Slaymaker officiating. Interment will follow at Greenleaf Cemetery. The family will be accepting friends and family of Oma's from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Heartland Funeral Home.
Oma passed away peacefully and was accepted into the arms of her Savior on March 7, 2015 with family members by her side.
Oma B. Allison was born on June 26, 1940 in Knox City to Bud Parsons and Oma W. Greene Parsons. Oma was raised and attended school in Sweetwater, where she met and later married the love of her life, Leo Allison. Together they raised three sons, Gary, Buddy and Richard Allison.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo; son, Buddy; and four brothers, Earnest, M.T, Tiny, and Ollie Cox; and an infant daughter, Diane Allison.
Survivors include her son, Gary Allison and daughter-in-law Marquita, both of Brownwood; son, Richard Allison of Brownwood; four grandsons, Trey Allison, Buddy Allison Jr, and Jeremy Allison all of Brownwood and Dennis Manning of Florida; four granddaughters, Chasity Allison, Chelsey Allison and Amy Allison all of Brownwood and Alyssa Lynn also of Brownwood; four great-grandchildren, Hannah Allison, Christopher Allison, Bradley Hernandez and Christian Crouch; one brother, John Cox and sister-in-law Louise of Midland ; sister-in-law, Zenna Cox of Hobbs, N.M.; and numerous nieces and nephews, which she loved very much. She is also survived by many, many dear friends including Louise Wood, (manager of Dairy Queen where her son Richard is employed), Sharron Sliger, her church going pal, and Michael Roger, who called her "Mama Allison.”
Oma was a very special lady and anyone that knew her loved her. She often worked as a caregiver and housekeeper for others. She was a very giving person who was always willing to help others in need. She enjoyed working in the yard and gardening. She loved doing jig-saw puzzles and reading Daniel Steel novels, and her kitty cats always kept her company.
But above all, her greatest joy was her faith in the Lord Jesus and the love for her family. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren meant the world to her. Those who knew her were truly blessed and she will be dearly missed.
Special thanks to the staff of Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Walker Cancer Center, Hospice and Tri Star Home Health Care.
Friends are invited to sign the guestbook at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net. Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.