Published 6:16 pm Wednesday, August 16, 2023
May 17, 2011—Aug. 8, 2023
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, cousin and friend, Allyson Rae Sparks, age 12, on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.
There, she saved lives by donating organs.
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Allyson was born on May 17, 2011, in Ashland, Kentucky, the daughter of Dustin and Breanna (Price) Sparks.
Allyson attended Ironton Elementary School. Allyson was a member of C-K volleyball, her school’s volleyball and Tigerettes teams, where she was always surrounded by her friends. She attended Haverhill United Methodist Church and C3 Church in South Point. She loved her favorite dog, Teddy.
She was a lively, outgoing child, Allyson was known by her friends and family to be smart, ambitious and ready for anything. Allyson touched the lives of so many; our beloved, shining, happy girl, the light of our lives and the star of our hearts and leaves us smiling through our tears. We’re so proud of what you accomplished in your short time on Earth. Allyson, we love you, sweet girl.
In addition to her mom and dad, she is survived by her brother, Stryker Sparks; her maternal grandparents, Lisa (Greg) Comer, Douglas (Catherine) Price and paternal grandparents, Connie (Roger) Williams, Duyne (Martina) Wilson; and paternal great grandmother, Barbara Robinson; her uncle, Brandon (Alley) Sparks; aunts Misty (Ricky) Harmon, Melissa Crabtree, Megan Crabtree and Stacy (Michael) Hay; and two special cousins, Grace Sparks and Jayce Cisco.
Funeral services for Allyson will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at Sharon Baptist Church, 2010 S. 5th St, Ironton, with Rev. Bob Morrow officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be 10 a.m. until time of the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Allyson’s name to Haverhill United Method Church, 3 Haverhill-Ohio Furnace Rd, Haverhill, OH 45636, C3 Church 1342 County Rd. 60, South Point and/or Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation – www.give.nicklauschildrens.orgfavicon.ico.
To offer the Sparks family condolences, please visit: www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.