Allison Boyle England

May 21, 2020

To her family and friends, she was Allie. The most gentle, kind, and humble soul they knew. An ever positive and optimistic spirit. Selfless and loyal until the end.

Born on March 12, 1986 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Allison England graduated from Myers Park High School in 2004. She was a standout honor student, all-conference cross country and track star, student body vice president, and homecoming queen. Her academic excellence and outstanding extracurricular achievements continued at Appalachian State University. While double majoring in Risk & Insurance as well as Finance & Banking, where she won the Outstanding Undergraduate Award, she was a proud member of Chi Omega and elected chapter president in her senior year. After giving a commencement address at her Business School graduation in 2008, Allison continued to serve her alma mater for another decade as a member of the Department of Finance, Banking, and Insurance Advisory Board as well as the Women in Financial Service Initiative, since its inception.

Professionally, Allison enjoyed a 12 year career at Bank of America where early in her tenure she met her husband, Chandler David England. It took many attempts for him to persuade her to take a chance on the co-worker in the cubical next door, but his persistence paid off and it quickly became clear to them and everyone around them that this was true love. They were married in 2014 in Blowing Rock, NC.
An avid long distance runner, she continued to race into adulthood, regularly competing in local events, triathlons and both the Charlotte and Chicago marathons.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Allison tackled her 8-year battle with brain cancer with the same strength and determination she displayed as a runner. In the midst of three surgeries and multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy treatments, she remained committed to her and Chandler’s biggest dream, creating a family. In 2016, their prayers were answered when Allison gave birth to their daughter, Adelaide Constance whom they affectionately call Addie.

In the early hours of Thursday, May 21, 2020, Allison’s long fought journey ended. After nearly 7 weeks under hospice supervision at home surrounded by her immediate family, regularly visited by close friends at her bedroom window, snuggled multiple times daily by Addie, Allison was in her husband’s arms as she took her final breath, listening to Sinatra’s The Way You Look Tonight, the same song to which the couple took their first dance after saying I do.

In addition to her husband and daughter, she is survived by her mother, Nancy Brown Sawyer, and step-father, William Donald Sawyer; her father, Jack Hardy Boyle III, and step-mother, Elizabeth Bates Boyle; her sister, Erin Boyle Bowers, brother-in-law, Eric Bowers, and nephews Carter and Walker; paternal grandmother Constance Marie Hancock Boyle; as well as a loving stepbrother, stepsisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Allison was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Gordon LaVelle Brown and Gracie Cureton Brown as well as her paternal grandfather Jack Hardy Boyle Jr.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Allison’s memory can be made to the Levine Cancer Institute Atrium Health Fund.!/donation/checkout.

Allison’s legacy endures. Be always kind and true.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Haley Keating

    Words will never explain what an amazing friend and person Allison was to me. I ran cross country my am freshman year with her until
    Junior year. And yes she kicked butt and also had me stay brace with the team even when I could t stand it. Allison was my hero. She was a sister and best friend to me. I remember seeing her mom and sister at our races and being so proud I knew her and that I got to
    meet them. Allison was literally the most humble, hilarious, beautiful, confident, respectful and a savior I had at mphs. I’m so sad she is gone. Words will never mean as much as I can say. She was my person. My sister. My captain. I’m so sorry for her loss. I know and will never forget how much her family meant to her. She taught me how to be a good person. She taught me how to be a good runner. But most importantly she is the rock to my stone. Thank you for letting me know her. Thank you for making her the most humble,
    Loving, beautiful, respectful athletic, genius and hilarious person I ever knew. I will
    Miss her always. Ps I’ll never forget the time they called me her name thinking I was her and how amazing I felt! She was and always will be Allison the Queen. Love, Haley

  • Kate Olkhova

    sorry .... with all my heart and whole heart accept my condolences. The loss of a loved one is a pain for life. Heart is broken. I understand your pain and the cry of the soul ... she fought ... she fought for a place in the sun, but alas the Lord took her to him ... Part of her will always live in our memories. I am very sorry for your loss !!!

  • Mary Ellen Paine

    Nancy, you probably don’t remember me. Erin and my daughter Sarah went to Park Rd together. I remember how kind you and your parents were to us.
    I am so sorry for your loss of Alison. Please know I am praying for you and your family. All I can think is that she is reunited with your wonderful parents. I am holding you so close in my heart.

  • Elise Moralez

    To all of Allison's loved ones,
    I am the current President for Chi Omega at Appalachian State. It was brought to my attention that Allison had passed and I wanted to comment and express how having any child pass is terribly heartbreaking but if there is anything we can do as an Organization please let us know. As a Pi Kappa Alumni, our chapter stands strong in supporting our current members and alumni. Although I did not know Allison personally she has set up our chapter for what it is today, that is something to be extremely proud of. She has made my job this year easier in ways. To be elected by a group of over 100 strong - willed, very intelligent women really means something. Our chapter greatly appreciates every member who sets time aside to voluntarily give back to an organization made up of so many different aspects and individuals. After reading this I know for a fact Allison was a light in this world, a fighter, and one who worked with passion.
    Your family and friends will be in our thoughts and prayers. With love, The Pi Kappa Chapter of Chi Omega.

  • Charles & Gail goldsmith

    Nancy, Gail and I are heart broken for the loss of your precious daughter.words can’t express the loss of a child. Gail and I will continue to pray for you and all of your family. If you need for us to do anything,please let us know. We love you and your family. With heart felt prayers,—Charles & gail

  • Travis Thompson

    Chandler, I’m Travis from LCI in radiation oncology. I wanted to message you to tell you how sorry I am to hear of Allie’s passing. She was such a strong woman and fighter and it was so special to see you guys interact daily. It was very evident how much she means to you by the great care and love you gave her. The obituary describing her life was one of the most beautiful and heart breaking things I’ve read in quite some time. I hope I haven’t overstepped any boundaries by reaching out. If I have, I truly apologize. I’m definitely praying for peace for you and your family.

    “Those who love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death can not kill what never dies.”

  • Michelle Matthews

    Allison has been an inspiration in so many ways- too many to count. Her kindness and grace have left such a profound impact. I was so truly sorry to hear the news and can’t express enough how fortunate I feel to have had the opportunity to know her. My thoughts are with you all.

  • Peggy Lipps

    So very sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.

  • Jessica Fitzpatrick

    I remember as kids us dressing up and putting on dance shows for the family while on our annual beach vacations. You were the sweetest and kindest cousin. I loved how close you and Erin were as sisters. It was something I admired about you two. You are loved and missed.

  • Joni Demera

    I loved having Allie in my Spanish class at MP. She was a beautiful person who had a wonderful attitude. I am so sorry she was called home at such an early age.

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