Phyllis HolderFt. Blackmore, VA | April 26, 2009
II Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Phyllis Ann Holder, 67, went home to be with Jesus Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born October 12, 1941 in Kentucky to the late Clifford Williams and Mary Kathleen Lawson Williams. Including her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Jimmy Williams. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Tommy Holder, Ft. Blackmore, VA; daughter, Joy Fletcher and husband, Teddy, Hiltons, VA; three sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Tina Holder, Ft. Blackmore, VA, Jimmy and Sabrina Holder, Kingsport, TN Mark and Wilma Holder, Surgoinsville, TN; eight grandchildren, Bradley, Morgan, Taylor, Nathaniel, Jessica, Amanda, Bristyn, Brylee; six great grandchildren, Mathew, Joseph, Cody, Luke, Leland and Whisper; two sisters, Donna Overland and Sharon Brown; three brothers, Glen Williams, Bobby Williams, and Buddy Williams; special friend, Marie Dockery; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the home. Services will be at 8 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Andy Sensabaugh and Rev. George Willis officiating. Music will be provided by Chris Holder and Higher Vision. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Mount Mitchell Church Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, TN. The family will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. Pallbearers will be Gene Holder, Teddy Fletcher, Billy Joe Dockery, Mickey Lane, Jimmy Holder and Chris Holder. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Smith, Mathew Smith and Kenny Burchfield. Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Holder family.
CondolencesChris and Tina,
I was so sorry to here about your loss. I always enjoyed talking with Phyllis when she would come into Indian Path for treatment. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Posted by: Amy Gillenwater, April 29, 2009
To Chris and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of you mom. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
Posted by: Beth Kegley, April 29, 2009
Tommy and Family,
We just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of all of you. We loved Phyllis very much. May God be with you.
Sally and staff of Dr. Sath
Posted by: Sally Leonard, April 29, 2009
To Elder Mark Holder and wife Wilma,
Mark, sorry we couldn't get to the service tonight. You have been in my prayers ever since I heard of your Mom's passing. We love you all. I smile, when I hear your Mom was a special person, I rejoice when I heard she loved the Lord, and I praise God knowing we all will be seeing our loved ones again very soon. Peterson's Chapel mourns your loss, and we all are thinking of you during this difficult time in your life.
Michael and Jane Peterson
Posted by: Michael Peterson, April 28, 2009
Chris and Jimmy,
I hated the circumstances of getting to see you both again but it was so great to reconnect after all these years when we ran into each other at the hospital.I am so glad that you have continued pursuing your music career. Please stay in touch with me at my email address and I will keep you all in my prayers. Your mom was a great person.
Robin (Johnson) Frye
Posted by: Robin Johnson Frye, April 28, 2009
Tommy & Chris & family:
Ronnie & I are so very sorry of your loved one's passing. She was indeed a very beautiful and warm loving person. I remember the last time she was at Freedom. She said that she felt that God had healed her. He has INDEED healed her. She will suffer no more; and she will be awaiting your arrivals in heaven. I treasure the memories of hearing her voice as she so gloriously sang with you two. She was so proud of being a part of such a loving family; and I know those memories of your singing together will help you through the hard days to come.
God's blessings on all of you.
Ronnie & Carolyn Larkins
Posted by: Carolyn Larkins, April 28, 2009
Chris and family,
I just want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. It is so hard for us to let go of those we love. But, for those who die in Christ we know that to be absent from the body is to be present with our Lord. My prayer is that God 's love will surround you at this time and give you peace in knowing that she is in His presence.
Peace be with you.
Posted by: Lisa McConnell, April 28, 2009
Chris and Joy,
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Sorry for you guys; not for her. She is now perfect. Kent and I lost our Mom last Sept. (also to cancer) so I know what you are and what you will be going through. It will be a roller coaster of emotions for a long time. Just remind yourself every day where she is; with Christ. Jesus told the thief on the cross that when he died, he would join him in paradise THAT DAY.
Posted by: Mark Johnson, April 28, 2009
Tommy and Family,
I am saden to hear about Phyllis. She daning with the angels as I told Bradley yesterday. She is in a better place then we are.It want be long until you all see her again.
Just have trust in the Good Lord and he will see you thur.
And i know Tommy has the trust in the good lord like you all do.
Posted by: Marlene Barrett, April 28, 2009
To my Friend Chris I know words cannot help the pain that you feel right now. But I want you to know that I'm here for you and your family anytime you need me. I know that your Mother is with the Lord now and there is no more pain we did not want her to go and we wanted her to be her with us but someday we will be there with her and we will all be singing God's Praises. Buddy I will always be here for you were brothers and I will be praying for You and your family.
Posted by: Jeffrey Spicer, April 28, 2009
Tommy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss Phyllis was a beautiful loving person and will be greatly missed . Your family will be in my prayers. Tonya Mcaninch Mathis
Posted by: Tonya Mcaninch Mathis, April 28, 2009
We are so sorry for you all. Phyllis was a wonderful, loving person with a welcoming smile. Our prayers go out to everyone in the family.
Posted by: Allison Smith Arrington, April 28, 2009
Chris and Holder family — Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother, wife, grandmother. May God comfort as only He can.
Posted by: Tricia Edwards, April 28, 2009
We were so heartbroken to hear about your wife. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. I always counted you and your family dear friends.
Jay, Carolyn, and Lisa Snavely
Posted by: Lisa Snavely, April 27, 2009
Brother Tommy and family,
We are praying for all of you thru the passing of Phyllis. All of you are dear to our heart and we love each and everyone of you. It won't be very long until we all will see her again!
Darrell & Sandra
Posted by: Darrell & Sandra Bishop, April 27, 2009
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