Allison Calhoun Dennis, the mother of Southern Charm star Kathryn Dennis, died Wednesday after battling ovarian cancer, she was 59.
According to People a family friend, confirmed the news, “Their family requests privacy while they mourn with the sad loss. They’re very private people and they want their time to cope.”
In April Kathryn said she was, “incredibly close”, with her mother, who was a descendant of the seventh U.S. vice president, John C. Calhoun.
“My mom’s my best friend. She stuck by me through so much. I don’t know what I would do without her.”
Allison was retired after working at Santee Cooper water service. She had previously battled cancer and moved in with Kathryn during that time.
“She was sick for a year and a half and I was taking care of her. She’s since been living with me, essentially. It’s great to have her around, especially because she’s so good with the kids. She’s amazing. She’s the best mom I could ever hope for with everything.”
Funeral plans for Allison have not been announced as yet, though the Dial-Murray Funeral Home in South Carolina has posted an obituary.
February 15, 1960 – August 07, 2019
Allison Calhoun Dennis, 59, of Moncks Corner, SC, retired Administrator, Diversity at Santee Cooper, died Wednesday evening at her residence.
All services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, St. Jude Tribute Program, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Mrs. Dennis was born February 15, 1960, in Georgetown, SC, a daughter of Thurmond Sessions “T.S.” Calhoun and Judith Weathers Calhoun. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Moncks Corner, and she was a graduate of Berkeley High School and received her Bachelors Degree from the University of SC. Mrs. Dennis was a former member of the Moncks Corner Rotary Club, and she enjoyed cooking and studying genealogy and history. However, she especially loved family vacations to the mountains, Disney World, and to Atlanta to see the Braves play. Mrs. Dennis was preceded in death by two sisters, Tammy Calhoun and Rhonda Calhoun.
Surviving are, her husband, Luke T. Dennis; her daughter, Kathryn Calhoun Dennis of Moncks Corner; her son, Luke T. Dennis, Jr., and his wife, Natalie, of Columbia; a brother, T.S. “Buddy” Calhoun, III, of Moncks Corner; and her grandchildren, Kensington Calhoun Ravenel and St. Julien Rembert Ravenel.