1958 ~ 2022
Date of Death: March 5, 2022
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Oliver family. Allison’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Revelations 21:4 says, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Ms. Allison Oliver.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Allison Damita Oliver was born the fourth child on Saturday, November 22, 1958 to the late Willie Earl and Dorothy Mae Oliver. She was called home by previously passed family members on Saturday, March 5, 2022. She is also preceded in death by her older brother: James Kevin Oliver.
Allison graduated from Northside High School Class of 1977. She also attended WestArk Community College. Allison retired from Sparks Hospital after working for more than 30 years and from working with individuals with disabilities.
Allison was a force to be reckoned with from the start. She could go from being ready for a rumble with her 5 other siblings to hiding under the bed trying to avoid a whooping. When all her siblings moved out of the family home, she stayed and helped her mother until her passing in 2005.
While Allison never married, she lived a full and vibrant life with more friends, nieces and nephews than anyone could count. Allison loved to get into her car and go, it did not matter how short or long the trip was. She would find the best places to eat and share her finds with anyone who would go with her. Her nieces and nephews meant more to her than words could describe. She did not have any children of her own, but she always said her nieces and nephews were enough. Many thought her nieces and nephews were her children as someone was always with her and she was spoiling them all. Allison went above and beyond when it came to being an aunt. She bought school clothes and shoes, took all the kids on vacations, took care of them when they were sick. Allison drove all the kids wherever they needed to go. She made sure none of her nieces and nephews went without. Allison was the go-to for whatever the kids needed or wanted.
Allison will be honored and cherished by her two sisters: Sherry Sewell of Fort Smith, AR, Carla Oliver-Hogue of Jacksonville, AR; two brothers: Mitchell (Esther) Oliver and Byron (LaKisha) Oliver of Fort Smith, AR. Nieces: Shvawn Dixon of Fort Smith, AR, Shephnie Hogue of Joplin, MO, Shalonn (Chukwuka) Ezeluomba of Centerton, AR, Tandem Mays of Omaha, NE, Theresa (Godfrey) Wilson of Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Jamille Oliver of Fort Smith, AR. Nephews: late Travis Sewell and Juan Oliver, Fredrick Sewell of Fort Smith, AR, Jermaine Oliver of Kansas City, MO, Jarrete (Stacy) Hogue of Austin, TX, Michael (Kiara) Oliver of Little Rock, AR and Devin Oliver of Fort Smith, AR. Great nephews: Drew Dixon of Fort Smith, AR and Jaylon Sewell of Clinton, MS. There are many more great and great-great nieces and nephews who will love and cherish Allison’s legacy.
Public walk-through will be Friday, March 11, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rowell-Parish Mortuary 611 North 9th Street Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901.
Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Rowell-Parish Mortuary Chapel.
Committal service and final resting place will be at the Washington Cemetery Fort Smith, Arkansas.