Toy Moss Allison, 92, of Waxahachie passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. Toy was born Jan. 15, 1919, in Prairie Dell, Texas, to parents, John W. Moss and Molly Bridges Moss. She married William Taylor Allison on Aug. 12, 1939, and resided in Waxahachie for 55 years. She was a loyal member of First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie.
Throughout her life Toy enjoyed many hobbies. She was an avid seamstress and also enjoyed baking. She had a great passion for art, creating many drawings and watercolor paintings which she enjoyed sharing with family and friends. She had a great love of reading and was a regular patron of Sims Library. She was very active in her church choir for many years and loved singing with family members. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Toy is survived by one son, Mike Allison, of Waxahachie. Affectionately called MaMa and T-Toe, her surviving grand-children are Nicole Steffens and husband, Dan of Mansfield, Texas, Allison Tilly Carswell and husband, Craig of Winchester, Mass., and Stephen Tilly and wife, Rachael of New Braunfels, Texas. Also surviving are great-grandchildren, Collin Steffens, Macy Steffens, Calvin Carswell, Mitchell Carswell, Jasper Carswell and Chase Tilly. Her surviving sister is Iris Johnson of Waxahachie and there are many special, loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Taylor Allison in 1971; daughter Diane Allison Tilly in 2004; three brothers, Lester Moss, Grady Moss, and twin brother, Leo Moss; five sisters, Velma Burditt, Zelma Barber, Wynn Aday, Stannie Lee and Marie Bridges.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home. The celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Waxahachie with the Rev. Jerry Galloway officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Burial Park.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Tilly, Dan Steffens, Darrell Wilson, John Bridges, Gregg Lee and Brett Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers are great-grandsons, Collin Steffens, Calvin Carswell, Mitchell Carswell, Jasper Carswell and Chase Tilly.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund at First United Methodist Church, 505 W. Marvin, Waxahachie, TX 75165.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home.