Sparks B. Holland

Published 6:45 pm Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011

Sparks Brewer Holland, 92, died April 28, 2011. She was the widow of R. Wilkerson Holland, with whom she spent 68 wonderful years. She is predeceased by her son, Robert.

She was a teacher, a minister, a wife and a mother to five children, and numerous other children claimed her. Sparks touched a lot of lives and was loved by many.

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Survivors include her children, Kathryn Holland, Debi Lee, Margaret Guinn, David Holland and wife, Kelly; her adopted daughters, Pat Stanley and Mary William Baines; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted Saturday, April 30, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Holland Cemetery. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holland Mission Church, 221 Dutch Road, Suffolk, VA 23437. Condolences may be registered at