Seymour Youth Pastor Dies After Getting Flu

(SEYMOUR) – Seymour youth pastor 36-year-old Allison Williams died just days after being diagnosed with the flu.

Allison Wilson

Williams was the youth pastor at Reddington Christian Church.

Brown, pastor at Reddington Christian Church, says Williams started attending the church in 2008. Three months later, she took the lead on the church’s youth ministry, a role she’d stay in for more than a decade.

During her time as youth minister, the group grew from about a dozen to nearly 100.

“In my 34 years in the ministry, she is the best youth minister I’ve worked with,” said Pastor Brown.

Allison Wilson with members of the youth group. Allison is in the center in the black hat.

Williams came down with the flu last week. Brown and his wife eventually convinced her to go to the emergency room Monday. After arriving at the emergency room she went into cardiac arrest. She died at the hospital a short time later.

Allison Williams with more youth. Allison is on the far left.

Visitation for Williams is at 5 p.m. tonight at Reddington Christian Church. Services follow at 7 p.m.