Allison Leigh West

Born in Nashville, TN on December 26, 1983

Departed on October 13, 2020 and resided in Nashville, TN

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    • Saturday October 17, 2020 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Allison Leigh West of Nashville died Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a brief illness. She was 36.
Allison was born at Baptist Hospital in Nashville on December 26, 1983. As a young child, she lived in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia. She then moved to Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and attended Beech Elementary, T. W. Hunter Middle School and Beech High School. She was a natural athlete and played softball, volleyball, basketball, and tennis. She was a member of the youth group at Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. After graduation she attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she was a member of Kappa Delta, the Mock Trial Team and the Ultimate Frisbee Team. She began her career working for AmeriCorps in Washington D.C. She continued her career in not-for-profit service organizations as an analyst before returning to Nashville a few years ago.
Allison was known for her infectious, friendly smile and her fun-loving spirit. She loved music, the outdoors and was an avid environmentalist and advocate for those needing help, including rescue dogs. She loved her rescue dog Stuart. Allison was a proud organ donor.
She was the daughter of Rachel Moore West of Nashville and Phillip E. West of Oxford, Mississippi. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Lauren West Smith (Dale) of Franklin and Mary Katherine West of Oxford; a niece, Henley Belle Johnson of Franklin; her grandmother Edwina West of Manchester, Tennessee, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Gordon and Dorothy Gold Moore and Robert E. West, all of Manchester.
The family is establishing a scholarship fund in Allison’s name at the Nashville School of Law, 4013 Armory Oaks Drive, Nashville.
Please join us for food and fellowship at Twelve Stones Golf Club, 1201 West 12 Stones Crossing, Goodlettsville, TN following the service.

6 Comments to Allison Leigh West

  1. Deborah Hines
    October 17, 2020 10:49 am

    Our love and prayers for you all during this time of such sorrow.
    Steve and Debbie Hines

  2. mary s dietrich
    October 18, 2020 3:07 pm

    Rachel….I am sooo sorry for your loss. Nothing worse than losing a child. My prayers are with all of you. Fondly, Mary Sue

  3. Betty Polacek
    October 18, 2020 3:20 pm

    Allison was a sweet young lady and a Christian . Much love to your family. We were so glad to be a part of your church family at Goidlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Betty Polacek

    • Jamie Crockett
      October 20, 2020 9:17 pm

      My deepest sympathies and condolences go to the family of Allison. She was such a vibrant, caring and inspiring individual. I hope each day brings you some peace knowing what a mark she left on this world.

  4. Paula Wade
    October 22, 2020 3:11 pm

    Phil and Rachel:
    I’m so sorry that you have such a terrible loss to bear. Know that you are in my prayers.

  5. Betty Lewis
    October 24, 2020 2:12 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you at this time

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