Audrey Jane Holland Parker
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Audrey Jane Oliver Holland Parker, 79, of Kings Fork Road, passed away on Sept. 15, 2008.
Mrs. Parker was born on March 1, 1929 in Nansemond County, Va. She was the daughter of the late Horace J. (Sr.) and Nina Griggs Oliver and was also predeceased by her first husband, Arthur Benjamin Holland Jr., her second husband, Thomas E. Parker, and her brother, Horace J. Oliver Jr.
A lifelong member of Bethlehem Christian Church, she was a member of the Mary Sue Brittle Sunday school class, former superintendent of Sunday school, Bethlehem Women’s Fellowship, served as treasurer of Bethlehem Fellowship Club and was secretary of Staley Circle. She was a member of the Kings Fork Women’s Club, Diabetic Support Group and had been active with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Survivors include her children, Sarah Holland Gray and husband, Lloyd, of Suffolk, Va., Sandra Holland Rose, of Fayetteville, N.C., and John Arthur “Art” Holland and wife, Margaret, also of Suffolk, one sister, Corine Carr and husband, Tommy, grandchildren, Sarah Jennings Chipman and husband, Jason, Cassandra Mason Butler and husband, Jerry, Whitney Kristin Holland, Tyler Ross Holland, Teresa Dewell and Carl D. Gray and wife, Nancy, great-grandchildren, Russ Jones, Christopher Dewell, Wesley, Matthew and Paige Gray, Jacob and Alex Chipman, and Jeremy and Jared Butler and her beloved and loved sister-in laws.
The funeral will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at 1 p.m. in Bethlehem Christian Church with the Rev. Jonathan Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may join the family on Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at Harrell & Hill Funeral Home for visitation and at the home of her daughter, Sarah, at other times.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Bethlehem Christian Church, 1549 Holland Road, Suffolk, VA 23434 or the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave. Norfolk, VA 23513.