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Barbara DeJarnette Holland

Barbara DeJarnette Holland, born in Halifax County, passed away June 17, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Blanche G. and Richard P. DeJarnette. She was predeceased by one sister, Beatrice D. Twine; and three brothers, Jennings B. DeJarnette, A.T. DeJarnette, and Waverly E. DeJarnette.

She was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church, the Joyce Ann Harrell Sunday School class and the Joyful Ringers Handbell Choir. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She retired from Suffolk Social Services after over 20 years of service and was a volunteer at Autmn Care Nursing Home where she played the piano for the residents.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Paul “Cotton” Holland; daughters K. Michelle Holland and Lisa Holland Lowe and husband Mark; grandchildren Dawn A. Joyner and husband Alan and Andrew and Haley Lowe; great grandchildren Ian Day and Ainslee Joyner; sister, Mildred D. Piland; brother Franklin D. DeJarnette and wife Anita; sisters-in-law Catherine DeJarnette, Louise DeJarnette, Shirley Murray, Audrey Beck and husband Phil and Maureen Holland; brother-in-law, Ray Holland and wife Ditte; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Visitations were Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Parr Funeral Home and Crematory, 3115 Robs Dr., Suffolk and other times at the residence. Funeral services are June, 20, 2014, at Bethlehem Christian Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Matt Winters and the Rev. Wayne Gardner officiating. Burial is to follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to The Stained Glass Window Fund at Bethlehem Christian Church, 1549 Holland Road, Suffolk, VA 23434, or to the Deborah Marlo Brown Memorial Fund in care of Marty Ridout, McPhillips Roberts and Deans, 150 Boush St., Ste 1100, Norfolk, VA 23510-1625. Condolences may be registered online at 

The family would like to thank neighbor and special, long-time friend, Adele Brown for her continued help and support through Barbara’s illness.