Josephine "Jo" Allison
Saturday
22
January

Visitation

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
803-776-1092
Sunday
23
January

Funeral Service

2:30 pm
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Kilbourne Park Baptist Church
4205 Kilbourne Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Sunday
23
January

Burial

4:00 pm
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
803-776-1092

Obituary of Josephine "Jo" Strickland Allison

Josephine “Jo” Strickland Allison, 77, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. She was born on February 26, 1944, to the late Sara Causey in Nichols, SC.

She moved to Columbia to attend nursing school at Baptist Hospital. It was around that time she met the love of her life, Ed, and they began their life together. Jo loved the Lord and was very active in her church. She was a long-time member of Temple and Kilbourne Park Baptist Churches, where she served on numerous committees. She retired from BB&T Boyle-Vaughan Insurance after a long and successful career in the insurance industry. Jo was also very active in the Alpha Alpha Master Chapter of Town & Country City Council of Beta Sigma Phi, an international sorority. She held many council and chapter offices throughout her years of service, and she received the honor of becoming an Alpha Omega. She cherished all the times with her sorority sisters, and loved all of them dearly. In addition to her sorority, she was a dedicated member of the Red Hat Honeys, where she gained many life-long friendships. 

There’s nothing she loved more than a good game of cards, spending time with her family, and her Maltipoo, Railey.

In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Ed Allison; and her brother, Frank Strickland. She is survived by her daughter, Leslee Allison; son Eddie Allison and his wife, Dawn; grandson, Aaron Allison, and his wife, Kelsey; brothers, Randy Strickland and his wife, Patsy, and Bobby Strickland and his wife, Mary; and many nieces and nephews who she loved very much.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 2:30pm at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, with the Rev. Terry Smoak officiating. The family will receive friends at Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park on Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 4:00-6:00pm. The family requests that guests wear masks when visiting. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. 

Memorials may be made to Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, 4205 Kilbourne Road, Columbia, SC 29206.

Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Saturday
22
January

Visitation

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
803-776-1092
Sunday
23
January

Funeral Service

2:30 pm
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Kilbourne Park Baptist Church
4205 Kilbourne Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Sunday
23
January

Burial

4:00 pm
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
803-776-1092
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