|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1928|
|Death: ||Jun. 29, 2002|
Born to Maude Branham and Joe Allio, one of 12 children. Raised in Pound, Virginia until the age of 16 and she went to work for an Aunt and Uncle. She had 5 of us kids, actually 6 but one child died Helen Rosalee in 1953. Children are:
Gerald, Roy, Sylvia, Sharon, and Tina.
She made a Demo record when she was very young (don't know where or with whom) of her singing. I remember listening to it when I was a small child. She had a beautiful voice. But it is long gone now.
She was a good cook and could go to the fridge and make something out of nothing. My favorites was her apple or fruit fritters and strawberry dumplings!
My mother was beautiful when she was young. Even as she grew older she kept a beauty about her. When she was in her 5o's I believe it was she found a small knot on her breast but could not afford to get it checked. (unsure exact time though) Years passed and eventually what was a small knot turned into Cancer not of one breast but two.
Mom fought a hard battle. She joined a cancer group. All of her friends passed on but mom continued to live. When the doctors wanted her to do the radiation she refused it. Those who took the radiation all died. Mom lived over 10 years more until in 2002 she finally could not fight it anymore. She lived the way she wanted till the very end. She prepared for her own funeral, picked out her coffin, colors and all. There was nothing left undone she even had her clothes ready.
The day she last went into the hospital, none of us believed she was really going. Many times we walked in the doctor's said its time we all cried our hearts out, and the next few days she revived and went home again! This time it was almost the same... one day she was going, the next day she was sitting up talking as if nothing was taking her from us.
I stayed with her all night as they gave her morphine and drugs to ease her pain...I stayed all the next day till around supper when I ran home to take a shower a short rest then to return. While I was gone mom chose to leave this earth with my baby sister and her husband in the room. It was also as she wished it would be. She always treasured our baby sister. My sister said mom was watching T.V. she gasped a few short breaths and was gone. It did not seem that she suffered at all. All of us could not complain because so many cancer patients had passed before her, she had outlived them all. There was a friend mom had, a young woman in her 40's who owned two homes,two businesses and going to school, I thought if anyone could beat this it would be her she looked as if nothing was wrong with her. But her battle ended within one year of our brief meeting. I think mom did the right thing in not doing the radiation. If my sisters or I get it we choose to not take it too. We will live whatever time God gives us. We think mom lived so long because she was a strong woman, a stubborn woman at times, but all in all she was a good woman.
I remember there were many days when we were young mom ate an onion sandwich so we could eat food. With five of us kids looking at her with hungrey eyes and taking food from her when she was eating mom stayed skinny. We were poor in those days. And you know all those things mothers say to you like ok...whatever you do in this life it will come back to you twice fold...it does, and those things you didn't seem to appreciate at the time or understand, you appreciate them and understand all those things your mother went through after she is gone. But then it is too late to say Mom I'm sorry please forgive me or us...How she did it with 5 children I don't know...
I can only keep her in my prayers now and hope she hears me.
It seems like all children make mistakes, no matter how long your on this earth you have one thing good going for you.......you will always be your mothers child. Cherish her while you have her. You won't realize how much you truly loved her till she isn't there anymore to hug or compare your fingers too...its the simple little things that mean the most. In her passing I learned I have never really been grown until now when there is no mother there to answer my questions or feel my pains in life, it is then you feel the most alone without her.
But you must realize now to go on, live life to the fullest in every way possible she would want it that way. And I believe everytime you think of your mother a new star is born in the sky to light your way.
My mother lights up the sky each night...
May she rest in peace now for she suffers no longer and she goes with God.
That was my mom.
Just an FYI about Breast Cancer for all those who read this...
Recently I had a byopsy done. I learned quite a lot I did not know. Did you know 20 % may have breast Cancer, and 80 % will not have it? Well, Thank God I was one of those in the 80 %. I have been truly blessed.
I have also changed my mind about the radiation treatments. Now, they do not do whole body radiation! It is on the area where the cancer is. So there is a better chance of survival too.
If you haven't gone for a Breast Cancer check up do it now, my spot was seen at a small stage. So having it removed was the best thing even though cancer had not been there. My mother died from double breast Cancer. So everyday I can live without it is a miracle to me. I want to live for my family as long as possible and I know you do too!!! Good luck and God bless.
Joe Aiello Allio (1886 - 1977)
Maude Branham Allio (1896 - 1966)
Gerald Lynn Hunt (1952 - 1987)*
Rose Allio Edwards (1916 - 2002)*
Eula Allio Aiello (1928 - 2002)
Forest Hills Memory Gardens
Plot: The Lords Supper section, left up by the road.
Created by: Sharon Gaglione
Record added: Jul 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28509465
Dear mom, I'm sorry moma I must have let you down today. But I couldn't make your wish stay. I did link your family, but the link was broken. I can't make them want to stay. They didn't want to know the truth, they chose to stick to how they were raised. ...(Read more)|
Added: Nov. 21, 2014
WELL, here I am mom your little trouble maker. I am sorry for all the years I gave you such a hard time. I really was a little bugger... Well, we lost, got no home no more. I cried and cried. Maybe God has a reason for what direction I need to go now. Any...(Read more)|
Added: Sep. 16, 2014
Hey mom! I am coming here early before I forget mothers day. My mind has not been right since this whole house thing started. Now, this month the stress has caused major flashing pains all over inside my head. Worse than the migraines ever were. I know yo...(Read more)|
Added: Apr. 23, 2014
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