This is Brian, with the post I never wanted to write.
Alison died peacefully this morning, as I kissed her and stroked her cheek. Her parents and older brother were here and were able to say goodbye.
Arrangements will be announced at a later time. Services for Alison will take place in Charleston.
I thank all those who have loved and cared for Alison and Maybelle over the years. I am grateful to have been a part of the life of this beautiful, loving, talented woman who has forever transformed my life.