In Loving Memory

Annie Merle Allison

September 21, 1931 - October 26, 2022

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Mary Annie Merle Allison, a resident of Fairhope, AL, passed away on October 26, 2022, at the age of 91. Merle was born on September 21, 1931 in Greenville, AL, but moved to Point Clear as a child and lived there and in Fairhope for the remainder of her life.

She was affectionately known as Annie Merle, Mamaw, Sister Merle, and to many by an abbreviation of her names as “MAMA” which was a fitting title due to her selfless and nurturing nature. She was a woman of devout faith to Jesus and a committed member of her congregational family. She loved her family immensely. Merle was 1 of 6 siblings, the mother to 4 children and the matriarch of a long line of descendants including 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

She had a loving and welcoming disposition and befriended anyone who came in contact with her. She held her friendships for the entirety of her lifetime and never forgot anyone she met. Many remember her for her love of sewing and the handmade gifts she took pleasure in making and distributing. She took joy in fishing in Mobile Bay, traveling, cooking, sewing and making crafts, quality time with her loved ones, but all who knew her will remember her most by her servant’s heart.

Merle was preceded in death by her parents, John Hilary Armstrong and Margie Armstrong Quinley; her husband of 44 years, James “Buck” Allison; as well two siblings, her brother, Leon Armstrong and sister, Sue Rice.

She is survived by her children, Jeannie Allison Fair (Jim Fair), Leslie Paul Allison (Andrea Allison), Lewis Anthony “Tony” Allison, and Cindy Allison Zebryk, and her siblings; Pearl Jansen, Francis Waldrup and Rayford Armstrong.

A celebration of life will be held Monday, October 31, 2022, at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation before the service at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Fairhope. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Ecumenical Ministries at: 564 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope, AL 36532.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Suzanne

    My Aunt Merle
    She Was The Most God Loving Woman I Have Ever Had The Honor & Joy Of Knowing.
    She Was So Dedicated In All She Did For Others.
    She Was Genuinely Wise & Didn’t Mind Saying What Was On Her Mind.
    I Will Love Her & I Will Never Forget All She Advised Me Of In Such A Loving Manner.
    She Has Truly Helped Me To Be A Better Person.
    Until We Meet Again She Will Remain In My Heart & Mind.
    I Can Still Hear Her Joyful Sound Of Her Voice.
    I Still See Her Beautiful Smiling Face Is How I Wish To Remember Her. She Had A Delightful Laugh Too.
    I Love You Aunt Merle Is The Last Words I Spoke To Her & She Said She Loved Me Too.
    Tears In My Eyes Now.
    But She Is Definitely A Heavenly Angel Now Watching Over Us All.

  2. Tommy & Zelda Davis

    A wonderful person , prayers for the family 🙏🙏

  3. Doris Simonds

    Merle was a godly woman and praying for others constantly. Her joy of sewing and making gifts for friends was amazing.
    She will be missed.
    My condolences to all the family for this loss.
    Praying for God’s peace in your hearts.
    Timer and Doris Simonds

  4. *Calliope

    The world is a better place because she had lived.
    Hail Mary Annie Merle Allison!

  5. Suzanne

    True that.

  6. Tucker Lindsey

    We love you Grandma Allison.


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