Betsy Holland

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 22, 2010

WINDSOR, Va. — On April 19, 2010, Betsy Briggs Holland answered the Master’s call and departed this earthly life at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Va.
She was a lifelong resident of Isle of Wight County, Va., and a dedicated member of Chapel Grove United Church of Christ. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt and friend to many.
Her husband of 60 years, Sherman Holland Jr., predeceased her in November 2009. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Sherman Holland III (Iris), of Portsmouth, Va., and William K. Holland (Melba), of Windsor, Va.; two daughters, Rita Cargill-Brown, of Newport News, Va., and Beverly Holland Walkup, of Suffolk, Va.; one sister, Gertrude Morse, of Baltimore, Md.; four sisters-in-law, Laura Mitchell, of Philadelphia, Pa., Lucille Hatton, of Suffolk, Va., Sadie Fitchett, of Hampton, Va., and Marion Briggs, of Suffolk, Va.; three “adopted” children, Wayne Briggs, Evelyn Artis, and Vella Gilliam; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Chapel Grove United Church of Christ, Windsor, Va. The viewing will be held two hours prior to the service at the church.
Pretlow & Chapman Funeral Home, Smithfield, is providing service to the Holland family.

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