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Barbara Holland

Early Monday morning near the midnight hour, July 22, 2019, Barbabra Ann Gaynor Holland lost her battle with Leukemia. She slipped peacefully into the night while being surrounded by music, family and friends. Barbara was born in Bertie County, NC to Willie Mack Gaynor and Lois Cowan Gaynor on December 11, 1950. She was fondly called “B” by her husband and relatives. She graduated from Franklin Lane High School in Brooklyn, NY and St John’s Episcope School of Nursing, Brooklyn, NY. She was a devoted nurse for more than forty-two years. As a military wife she took her skill set around the world. She was able to provide care for people from Germany to Illinois .Her last assignment was with the VA Hospital in Albany, NY. She was happily married to James Holland for more than 45 years and from that unit they were blessed with four daughters. She was the embodiment of the word matriarch and truly fulfilled the roll. She will be sorely missed for her love, patience and humor. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband James Holland, daughter AnDrea PatriceHolland, father, Willie Mack Gaynor, and sister Dorothy Gaynor and great grand daughter Essence Marie. She leaves to cherish fond memories her mother Lois Gaynor, sisters, Delores Jones (John), Clarece Ekweonu, Denise Gaynor Mercado (Edwin), three daughters, Tasha Michelle Holland, Ebony Nicole Holland, and DaNea Monique Holland. Grandchildren: Marquis Jamal Holland, Laquesha Charmagne Holland, Quinell Xavier Holland-Terry, Darius LijahHorne, Ava Nicole Horne, and Amara Nakai Horne, Great grandchildren: Dayvon JulioHolland, Dezmond A. Holland, Anorah Michelle Holland and Jonah Marcel Holland, Brother in Law Jerome Holland (Valerie) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Tasha holland Jul 27 2020 12:00 AM

Mama and I was always winning.there are no words in the history of the alphabet or dictionary that can possibly explain the ache that surrounds my entire physical being and soul of void that has left a lasting imprint on my soul.She was made to love me.No one will ever see the likes of Barbara Holland again.we should all mourn this loss.

Tasha holland Jul 27 2020 12:00 AM

Wow that is amazing.it is rare that you hear of those places which was a passing moment because we were just kids.im glad she had friends of that nature to relate with.i am her oldest,my name is Tasha.She was a beautiful woman in all aspects of her life.A woman of God,a wife,mother and sister.It was a great loss for all that knew her.Thank you for caring enough to share a kind word.She was Emaculent.

Tasha holland Jul 27 2020 12:00 AM

I just found out about your mom passing away. I am truly sorry for your loss. Barb and I worked together quite a few years and she was a wonderful person. We shared a bond since my dad was in the Air Force as well as her husband and we had both lived in Belleville, IL and Istanbul,Turkey. My sincere condolences.

Karen O. Mar 25 2020 12:00 AM

This makes think of my mama.i miss her so much https://www.youtube.com/embed/D1tTKVE5LCk

Tasha Dec 20 2019 12:00 AM

Mama loves butterflies

Tasha Dec 20 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Holland

Tasha Dec 20 2019 12:00 AM

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Tasha Dec 20 2019 12:00 AM

Mama I miss u.your gentle touch,infectious laugh,to the soothing tone of your voice.if I could be any closer I'd be in your skin.you were made for me and I don't have words to express my gratitude and love I have for you now and always.til we meet again.

Tasha Aug 3 2019 12:00 AM

Rest In Heaven Beautiful

Monica Edwards Aug 3 2019 12:00 AM

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