Jerrie LaVonne Allison

February 9, 1936November 30, 2012

Jerrie Lavonne Allison, 76, of Temple, TX passed from this life on Friday evening, the 30th of November, to meet her Lord and savior.

She was born on the 9th of February 1936, to the late Ralph Cole and Wilma Holburn, of Illinois. Jerrie was a longtime resident of the Temple/Troy area. She was married to the late Dennis Woodard Allison, USAF retired, who preceded her in death in Oct. of 2001.

She has three surviving sisters. Sharon Lightfoot of Centralia, Washington, Linda Davidson of Centralia, Washington, and Claudia Cooper of Danville, Illinois.

She is survived by five grown children, Toby Wills of Searcy, Arkansas, Trudy Wills, of Houston, Texas, Danny Wills of Morgan’s Point, Texas, Thomas Allison of Round Rock, Texas, and Colin Allison of Little River, Texas.

Jerrie was the proud grandmother of 18 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren, residing in Texas and Arkansas, and Virginia.

She was retired child-daycare provider, a long-time member of Temple Bible Church and the Temple Exchange Club, and a member of the Tanglefoot Extension club. She has also served as past President of the American Legion auxiliary. She loved Bingo, and was an avid music, sports, and San Diego Chargers fan.

Jerrie has given much to numerous charities and U.S. Veterans groups across the country, including Wounded Veterans, and the Disabled American Veterans. She was recognized as a faithful and longtime contributor to aid Native American Indian organizations.

Visitation is scheduled from 6:00 pm – 8:00 on Tuesday, December 4th at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Temple, Texas. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, December 5th at 10AM at Temple Bible Church in Temple, Texas.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jerrie LaVonne Allison

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Toby Wills

December 28, 2013

I find myself always wanting to see your face, or hear your voice. Sometimes, I still can't believe you are gone. One year later, and my heart still hurts. I am so thankful I have a God that comforts and heals.
Love you, and miss you and dad a lot.

December 10, 2012

We were very sorry to hear of her passing. We were fortunate to have visited with her about 6 years ago. My sister and I spoke of her often. My wife and I were visiting my sister Jill when we got the news. We will miss her very much.

Toby Wills

December 7, 2012

I can't find the words to express the empty place in my heart that my mom filled. She was a one-of-a kind individual who was fiercely independent, but loved the closeness of our family. She enjoyed life and loved to laugh.
If I can take anything at all positive away from the loss of my mother, it's the value she has shown me of my extended family, and not to take even one hug, one squeeze, one kiss, or one day for granted. Will see you again in glory.
Love always, your son
Toby <

Claudia Cooper

December 4, 2012

Jerrie was my big sister, my protector, my comforter. My parents were loving, but sometimes did strange things. One Christmas (I was six) they decided they weren't going to get me a doll for Christmas. I found out many years later that Jerrie didn't find out till late Christmas Eve, went out shopping
late at night on Christmas Eve, to find me a doll. This was when we lived in Germany. Jerrie always thought of others, and she had a love for children that is just unexplainable. I was so blessed to have her in my life. She will always be with me in my heart, and there is no doubt in my mind she is with our Lord.