Allison Goggans Clapp of Cumming, GA went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on April 28, 2014. Born in Birmingham, AL she was the daughter of the late James Goggans and Martha Tracy of Pinson, AL.
Allison graduated from nursing school at the University of North Georgia in 1995. She went on to achieve her Bachelor Science degree in nursing from North Georgia in 2010. She successfully completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing at North Georgia in 2013, as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Allison was on the faculty of the University of North Georgia as Assistant Professor of Nursing. Prior to her faculty appointment, Allison worked with Cumming Pediatrics and Egleston Children’s Hospital
With her family, Allison had been a member of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta for seven years. She previously taught Sunday School at Fellowship Baptist Church in Cumming. She found great joy in mission trips to the Dominican Republic, Peru and Chile.
Allison loved caring for her family, friends and all with whom she came in contact. She will be greatly missed.
In addition to her mother, Allison is survived by her loving husband, Jonathan Clapp of Cumming, GA; much loved sons, Patrick, Randy and David Clapp also of Cumming; sister, Susan (Ricky) Gambill and niece, Casie (Kevin) Carson of Pinson, AL; and nephew, Ricky James Gambill of Cumming, GA.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. A public reception will be held following the service at 1:00 pm in the Red Barn at the Cumming Fairgrounds. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and on Friday, May 2 from 12:00 – 9:00 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Foreign Missions Program of Vision Baptist Church (www.visionbaptist.com or 770.456.5881).
Arrangements by McDonald & Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Dr., Cumming, GA 30040 770.886.9899
One of our missionary wives, Amy Coffey, wrote the following about Allison on a tremendous blog article that you should subscribe to called Women Behind the Scenes
You may know the story of Dorcas: “this woman was full of good works and alms-deeds which she did”. So much so, that when she died, the community urgently sought Peter, “and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.” Peter raised her from the dead.
This lady made such an impact on all those that were around her: she wasn’t a preacher’s wife, she wasn’t a missionary’s wife, she wasn’t a famous speaker nor author, she was simply full of good works and kindness.
Several years ago, Mark, myself and our 2 children moved from Peru, South America to Cumming, GA. This was a very scary move for me. We came to town before the actual starting of our church, so for a few months we attended other churches in the community. During one service, I casually placed my arm on the pew around one of my children. After the service a lady came up to me and begged to take my special diamond and sapphire ring, she wanted to get it fixed. I then looked at the ring and noticed for the first time that one of the diamonds was actually missing. After much insistence I gave this stranger my ring, she had it beautifully fixed and met up with me the following week. We met at a store and a wonderful friendship was started with her kindness.
I want to ask you to please be praying for Jonathan, Patrick, Randy, and David in this time of grief.