OBITUARY

Mary Ann Allison-Neely

November 25, 1931July 6, 2021
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Mary Ann Allison-Neely, 89, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Born November 25, 1931 in Gallipolis, OH, she was a daughter of the late George Washington Lilly and the late Minnie Edna Morgan. Mary was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mary was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Beckley and attended the Old Grove Road Church in Crab Orchard. She loved music and loved playing the guitar and piano, cooking and most of all spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, David Richard Allison, Sr and Holmer C. Neely, Jr; brothers, George Lilly, James Lilly, Robert Lilly, Raymond Lilly, and Harold Lilly; sisters, Mildred Boggs, Maxine Sexton, and Gladys Clark. Those left to cherish her memory and carry on her legacy include her loving daughter, Priscilla Neal of Charleston, a son, David Richard “Rick” Allison, Jr. of Hampton, Virginia; a grandson, Dan Snuffer of Charleston; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A service to celebrate the life of Mary Ann Allison-Neely will be held 1:00PM Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley with Pastor John Pritchard officiating. Following the service she will be entombed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may gather with the family from 12:00PM until time of the service Saturday at the funeral home. For those wishing to view the service, but unable to attend, the service will be on Blue Ridge Funeral Home’s Facebook page, the video stream will begin approximately 5 minutes prior to 1PM. Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Crematorium, 5251 Robert C Byrd Drive, Beckley is honored to be serving the family.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Saturday, July 10, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, July 10, 2021

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William Stone

July 9, 2021

Priscilla, you might remember me as your cousin Roland. I am sure your memory of me is not a good one. I really hated myself for what I done. So sorry about your Mom.

Karen Sneed

July 8, 2021

Mary was favorite aunt in the world. Throughout my entire life, Mary was the one person that always protected me and had my back; she loved me unconditionally. In my darkest hour, Mary was with me, against all others. Mary would walk thru fire to protect someone that she loved, and she did many times. Kindness, Honesty, Love and Fairness was always her motto. Mary always believed in me and it helped me to believe in myself.
I can still remember Mary making my school clothes and spending hours making sure I looked perfect; I felt like a princess. I remember your little dog, Susie; was the first time I had ever seen a little chi chi, she was the tiniest little thing and loved you so much. I am sure Susie jumped into your arms and was so happy to see you.
You could never leave hungry as Mary was the best cook, ever! I remember calling to get specific recipes, they were absolutely the best. I don't think she ever looked at a recipe, she didn't need to. I am going to miss you Aunt Mary-you were special. I am so grateful to you for so many things. I will never forget all of the kindness and love you shared throughout my life and believe that because of you, I am a better person. My heart is cracked when I think about never seeing your beautiful face or hearing your infectious laugh again. I know that you are with the angels and are rejoicing. I know the Lord is rewarding you for your good work here on earth. (you helped so many) Ty for Rick, Priscilla and Ray as they will continue to spread your legacy and make you proud. Rip sweet girl until we meet again- and we will. (I promise we will eat some lemon ice pie together again)m I was honored to know you. I love you, always.

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