Deja Vu, aka Cheryl Allison, 66, Portsmouth

Deja Vu, aka Cheryl (Wilkes) Allison, 66, died peacefully from a sudden illness on March 28, 2013.

Born in Fall River, Mass. in 1947, Deja was a resident of Portsmouth, RI for over 50 years before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio in 2009. She is survived by her husband, Michael Allison, and her two daughters, Christina Lantz of Portsmouth, RI and April Allen of Milford, Ohio.

Her compassion and love for all life infiltrated her every endeavor, from her career as a social worker to her work as a freelance photographer. In the 1990s, she became the costar of a successful local cable TV show in New York City. Remembered for her beautiful sense of humor, Deja was also a lover of the arts and spent her life drawing, singing and enjoying life to fullest of her abilities. A memorial service will be privately held at a later date.

Donations in Deja’s memory may be made to: Mercy Health Foundation, PO Box 428553, Cincinnati, OH 45242-8553.

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