An Update To Allison's Toy Story

Allison Fagley who touched so many lives through her daycare on Hatteras has passed away.

 When the weather gets active is when our jobs at WITN get the busiest.  With the primary task of getting the most accurate information out about the weather to our viewers, we are also fielding phone call after phone call.  Many are calling to report school or business delays; many others are asking about those delays.  When a colleague told me this week that I had a call holding on the line, I was not prepared for what I would learn.  

The caller was Ollie Black, the mother of a woman who had been battling brain cancer.  We met Ollie when she came to the Greenville Studio with toys for Toys for Tots, and she told us about her daughter, Allison Fagley.  Ollie told us then that the doctors had done all they could do for her daughter, but her health was failing.  

Read Allison's Toy Story.

Ollie called to tell me Allison had passed away. 

Ollie told me that Allison's final days were very difficult.  The pain was tremendous.  Anyone who touched her would be causing pain.  How ironic--that the touch of another person would cause pain a woman who touched so many lives by running a daycare for children on Hatteras, and by teaching those children to give to the less fortunate by making huge donations to local toy drives at Christmas. It's ironic and almost cruel that anyone's final moments would be spent in constant pain, only made worse by what should be a touch of comfort. 

Perhaps it was that tremendous pain that gives Ollie a sense of peace as she copes with Allison's passing.  "She's not in pain anymore," Ollie told me, with a calm, steady voice. "Allison's running God's daycare now." 


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  • by Christy Location: greenville/hatteras on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    she will be missed! but she is in a better place now!! She's with god no better place to be!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Hatteras on Jan 13, 2011 at 09:32 AM
    The grass withereth and the flowers falleth away. 1 Peter 1:24. Allison was truly a child of God. She loved what she did in life; with her family, children, and the day care. She is with the angels in heaven. God bless her family and friends.
  • by Gwen on Jan 13, 2011 at 08:25 AM
    Allison always had a smile on her face that would just glow! She was a big asset to Hatteras Island and will be missed by all of us. Our Thoughts & Sympathy with the family.
  • by Warren Location: Farmville N.C. on Jan 13, 2011 at 04:00 AM
    I work with Allison's mother as a volunteer at the Pitt Community Memorial Hospital. When Ollie told me of Allison's struggle with brain cancer her daughter and I became very good e-mail buddies. We even had coffee at Starbucks one morning and that is when I realized Allison was one of God's happiest people. She truly loved life and horses. She will be missed by many she helped.
  • by Georgia Hardee Location: Oak Ridge, NC on Jan 12, 2011 at 09:11 PM
    Surrounded by His Glory, is she dancing before Him or is she able to speak at all? We can only imagine. My love,thoughts, and prayers are with all of Allison's family and friends.
  • by Rosa Alice Location: Hatteras on Jan 12, 2011 at 07:03 PM
    Allison was adorable, loving, her laughter would make your heart sing. When she gave her life to God she became so insightful, she loved Starbucks, after every surgery she was so optimistic, she was so noble. She had God's greatest gifts, FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE, the greatest of these is LOVE, she has the love of all of Hatteras Island and beyond. God bless her children, and her parents and all of the family. I will miss that beautiful smile.
  • by Bonnie Location: Hatteras Island on Jan 12, 2011 at 06:08 PM
    There's really not a lot left to say. Allison spoke for herself in her everyday life. One of the kindest person you could meet. Yes, all of the adults will miss her, but it's the kids that will miss her the most. Some of the younger ones are like, We want get to do the fun things all of the others ones did. But maybe through all of us that knew her, when can keep her spirit alive by remembering her through the lives of the kids. Ray, Ollie and Kim, God Bless you all for being there for her. Nothing like family to fall back on. Love you all and may God be with you.
  • by Donna Location: Hatteras on Jan 12, 2011 at 05:30 PM
    I admire Allison for her spirit. I met her over 25 years ago when boys were in kindergarten together. Allison worked hard as a single mom, going back to school to get her education in Early Childhood Development. When North Carolina wanted Home Day Cares to be licensed, Allison jumped through every hoop, inspection and ever piece of paper work she needed. Allison has left a mark on many hearts on Hatteras Island. I will forever remember her strength of spirit, her grace through suffering and her smile which shines brighter then the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Rest Well, my friend. You will be missed.
  • by Natalie Location: Hatteras N.C on Jan 12, 2011 at 02:36 PM
    Allison was alwayse thinking about others she had a heart of gold,She loved her daycare and all the children thay were her babys.Allison will be missed by all may she rest in peace no pain.
  • by Carrie Location: Hatteras/Buxton on Jan 12, 2011 at 01:16 PM
    The Barley Family will miss her dearly!! She has touched our lives in SO many ways!! I know there are many, many people in our community that feel the same way as we do. Miss Allison will always be in our hearts & reflect in the everyday actions of our daughter! She was like family to us & forever will be! We love & miss you SO much Miss Allison!! Love Always ~ The Barleys
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