Allison Phillips Thrower
March 2, 1968 -
January 27, 2022

Visitation

Service 

February 5, 2022
12 pm

Interment

February 5, 2022
Obituary

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Allison Phillips Thrower, age 53, of Madison, AL. Allison passed away peacefully January 27, 2022, at her residence. A graveside service will be held at 12 PM, Saturday, February 5, at Riverview Memorial Gardens with Pastor Michael Miller and Pastor Ronald Schultz officiating. Due to COVID-19 social distancing procedures, there will be no visitation with the family prior to the service.

Allison was born March 2, 1968, in Memphis, TN, to Sally Lambertson Phillips and the late Ronald J. (Buddy) Phillips. She graduated from Lincoln County High School and went on to study at MTSU. Allison worked for several years as Human Resources Administrator with Raytheon Technologies, where she met her husband of thirty-one years, Jeff Thrower. She was also employed as a manager at Jindo Furs during their time in Germany in the mid-nineties.

Allison was a bright star in the lives of all those who knew her. She loved as she lived, with all she had. Growing up in Fayetteville everyone knew her for her vivacious personality and outgoing spirit. As a military wife she was always thinking of others and offering support and care to the community of the Alabama Army National Guard soldiers and their wives. Her Facebook friends were a big part of her support system, and she theirs. Regardless of how you knew her she was always willing to offer her help and support. Allison loved to spend time relaxing and fishing during the summer at their RV on Lake Logan Martin in Pell City. She enjoyed arts and crafts while she was busy at home. She loved spending time around their family pool and cooking for her family, especially during the holiday season. Her other passions included gardening, photography, Alabama football, and Atlanta Braves baseball. She was a devoted wife to Jeff and a loving mother to Joshua and Bradley. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Kensley, Grant, and Arlington certainly brought smiles and laughter to her life and joy in her heart.

Survivors include her husband, Col. (Ret.) Jeff Thrower of Madison; son, Joshua Thrower and Aubrey Brasher of Madison; son, Brad (Haylee) Thrower of Arab; grandchildren, Arlington Thrower of Madison; Kensley and Grant Thrower of Arab; brother, Ron (Laura) Phillips of Madison; sister, Jean Phillips Netherland of Fayetteville; sister-in-law, Shawna Thrower (Mark Padfield) of Durham, NC; brother-in-law, Greg Thrower; nephews, Brandon Netherland, Ben Netherland; niece, Rachael Phillips (Roman) Johnson; nephew-in-law, Peyton Thrower; niece-in-law, Whitney Thrower; aunt, Edna McFarland; uncle, Merton Phillips. In addition to her father, Allison was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, George and Dorothy Lambertson; maternal aunt and uncle, Sandra and Clarence Mason.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Shelby County Humane Society, 381 McDow Road, Columbiana, AL 35051; Fayetteville/Lincoln County Humane Society, PO Box 37, Fayetteville, TN 37334; Magnolia Ranch Recovery, 39 Stevens Hollow Road, Taft, Tennessee 38488; or Lakeview Pelham’s Methodist Church, 5154 Highway 11, Pelham, AL 35124.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Allison Phillips Thrower.

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20 Comments

  1. Lenace Hyde

    Very sorry for the Phillips and Thrower families during the loss of Allison. Prayers to each of you at this time.

    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  2. Julie and Bob Preston

    Sally, Ron, Laura, Jean, and Jeff.

    We are so sorry for the loss of Allison. We didn’t have the pleasure of seeing Allison much through the years as we live outside of Buffalo, NY. However, one memory that was very special was when Bob & I, daughter Jennifer, Sally, Allison & Jean tent camped in the Cherokee National Forest.
    How special it was for us cousins to have that time together while enjoying nature.
    Another highlight was being at Allison’s wedding- beautiful!

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  3. Kathy Earwood

    Jeff, and all of Allison’s loved ones, I am so sorry to hear of Allison’s passing. I remember very well her sweet and vivacious personality during the time we worked at Raytheon. She had the sweetest smile! I will always remember your and Allison’s hospitality, inviting me into your home and the enjoyable times we had during my work related trips to Germany. God bless all of your family. I know your lives will be so empty without her.

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  4. Christan Jones

    I spent 15 years of my life at Allison’s house as Jean’s best friend. She was an earthly big sister, and God couldn’t have handpicked a better one. She treated me just like one of the family that I dearly love. Prayers of blessed peace and sweet comfort for Sally, Ron, Jean, the Phillips, and Thrower families. Love, Jim, Christan, Miles & Henry

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  5. Dianne (Horton) Parker

    Sally I am so sorry for your loss. Allison was a beautiful woman. Praying for y’all 🙏🙏

    Reply
  6. Eloise Hudgins

    Sally, Jean and family. So sorry to learn of Allison’s passing. I remember her as having a bubbly personality and a very sweet kind person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

    Reply
  7. Holly Mann Sisk

    Sally and Jean, I am so very sorry for your loss. Both of you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sally I think of you often and our Colonial Bank days. I love you sweet friend.

    Reply
  8. Sarah and Jack Raby

    We are so very sorry. We are holding all of you in our hearts. Allison was such a jewel. All of you are in our prayers.

    Reply
  9. Sue Cary-Simmons

    Words cannot express the heartbreaking news of precious Allison. I was blessed years ago to be their next door neighbor at Bridlewood.
    The years of our friendship we became family.. The cherished memories will always have a special place in my heart . May God’s strength and comfort be with all of you is my prayer.

    Reply
  10. Harold & Linda Durham

    Sally, So sorry for the loss of Allison. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  11. David Mills

    I did not really know Allie as an adult, although I’m sure I met her in our growing-up years. I graduated from LCHS with Ronnie… a few years ago. I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your tremendous loss. I know you all must be saddened and shocked by the whole thing. Cling to those great memories and the love you shared as a family! I pray that God’s comfort be upon you all during this difficult time.

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  12. Jimmy Hillis

    Allison was a childhood friend, we started kindergarten together and graduated Lincoln County Class of ’86. She was always such a kind sweet person. I was glad that I got to talk to her recently as well as meet Jeff and Joshua. I am truly sorry for y’all’s loss she will be missed.

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  13. Linda Holland

    Sally and Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. That sweet picture of Allison describes her spirit; kind and thoughtful. Know that your friends are with you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  14. Linda & Jim Lowden

    We sure loved Allie, & love Jeff & Joshua. She was a true friend & will be very missed !!!
    We love y’all !!!

    Reply
  15. Martha Fisch

    I was Facebook friends with Allie for more than 10 years. She will be missed. My thoughts are with the family.

    Reply
  16. Kerry

    every now and again you meet someone that leaves a mark on you, Allison was that person, prayers to her family and friends

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  17. Janice Moore Gregory

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Allison. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless, Brent and Janice Moore Gregory

    Reply
  18. Dennis and Marsha Massey

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and our prayers! We love you Sally.

    Reply
  19. JonI

    Fly high, my sister of the heart.

    Reply
  20. Chris Law

    Sally I am so sorry for your loss. Send you and Jean love, strength and prayers

    Reply

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20 Comments

  1. Lenace Hyde

    Very sorry for the Phillips and Thrower families during the loss of Allison. Prayers to each of you at this time.

    Lenace Hyde

    Reply
  2. Julie and Bob Preston

    Sally, Ron, Laura, Jean, and Jeff.

    We are so sorry for the loss of Allison. We didn’t have the pleasure of seeing Allison much through the years as we live outside of Buffalo, NY. However, one memory that was very special was when Bob & I, daughter Jennifer, Sally, Allison & Jean tent camped in the Cherokee National Forest.
    How special it was for us cousins to have that time together while enjoying nature.
    Another highlight was being at Allison’s wedding- beautiful!

    Reply
  3. Kathy Earwood

    Jeff, and all of Allison’s loved ones, I am so sorry to hear of Allison’s passing. I remember very well her sweet and vivacious personality during the time we worked at Raytheon. She had the sweetest smile! I will always remember your and Allison’s hospitality, inviting me into your home and the enjoyable times we had during my work related trips to Germany. God bless all of your family. I know your lives will be so empty without her.

    Reply
  4. Christan Jones

    I spent 15 years of my life at Allison’s house as Jean’s best friend. She was an earthly big sister, and God couldn’t have handpicked a better one. She treated me just like one of the family that I dearly love. Prayers of blessed peace and sweet comfort for Sally, Ron, Jean, the Phillips, and Thrower families. Love, Jim, Christan, Miles & Henry

    Reply
  5. Dianne (Horton) Parker

    Sally I am so sorry for your loss. Allison was a beautiful woman. Praying for y’all 🙏🙏

    Reply
  6. Eloise Hudgins

    Sally, Jean and family. So sorry to learn of Allison’s passing. I remember her as having a bubbly personality and a very sweet kind person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

    Reply
  7. Holly Mann Sisk

    Sally and Jean, I am so very sorry for your loss. Both of you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sally I think of you often and our Colonial Bank days. I love you sweet friend.

    Reply
  8. Sarah and Jack Raby

    We are so very sorry. We are holding all of you in our hearts. Allison was such a jewel. All of you are in our prayers.

    Reply
  9. Sue Cary-Simmons

    Words cannot express the heartbreaking news of precious Allison. I was blessed years ago to be their next door neighbor at Bridlewood.
    The years of our friendship we became family.. The cherished memories will always have a special place in my heart . May God’s strength and comfort be with all of you is my prayer.

    Reply
  10. Harold & Linda Durham

    Sally, So sorry for the loss of Allison. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  11. David Mills

    I did not really know Allie as an adult, although I’m sure I met her in our growing-up years. I graduated from LCHS with Ronnie… a few years ago. I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your tremendous loss. I know you all must be saddened and shocked by the whole thing. Cling to those great memories and the love you shared as a family! I pray that God’s comfort be upon you all during this difficult time.

    Reply
  12. Jimmy Hillis

    Allison was a childhood friend, we started kindergarten together and graduated Lincoln County Class of ’86. She was always such a kind sweet person. I was glad that I got to talk to her recently as well as meet Jeff and Joshua. I am truly sorry for y’all’s loss she will be missed.

    Reply
  13. Linda Holland

    Sally and Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. That sweet picture of Allison describes her spirit; kind and thoughtful. Know that your friends are with you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  14. Linda & Jim Lowden

    We sure loved Allie, & love Jeff & Joshua. She was a true friend & will be very missed !!!
    We love y’all !!!

    Reply
  15. Martha Fisch

    I was Facebook friends with Allie for more than 10 years. She will be missed. My thoughts are with the family.

    Reply
  16. Kerry

    every now and again you meet someone that leaves a mark on you, Allison was that person, prayers to her family and friends

    Reply
  17. Janice Moore Gregory

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Allison. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless, Brent and Janice Moore Gregory

    Reply
  18. Dennis and Marsha Massey

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and our prayers! We love you Sally.

    Reply
  19. JonI

    Fly high, my sister of the heart.

    Reply
  20. Chris Law

    Sally I am so sorry for your loss. Send you and Jean love, strength and prayers

    Reply

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