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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So very very sad. I've known Deja over 30 years. Starting when our children were very small, into her move, my 2nd marriage, and I even had opportunity to travel to meet her. She was my BEST friend. Family events caused us to have too much time to pass. I kept searching for her though, trying to contact her by phone, email, writing. No answer back, but I just figured that she was as busy as I had been. A talented woman in more ways than one. It has been over a year since her passing, but to me today, seems like the day I lost my BEST friend.. I am heartbroken and saddened by this event. It seems like only yesterday Will drove me down to OH to meet her finally. Hugs & Larbs, your friend in Michigan ( we WILL meet in Heaven one day..) Jean <3

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