Feb. 3, 1928-May 1, 2020

Private graveside funeral services for Mrs. Gloria Lea Hester Holland, 92, of Meadville were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Byrd’s Chapel Cemetery in Meadville.

Mrs. Holland went peacefully to be with her Lord on Friday, May 1, 2020.

She was born Feb. 3, 1928, to the late Thomas Flowers Hester and Amanda Leomer Reemes.

Mrs. Holland was a homemaker and a member of Bude Church of God. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Owen Holland; step-father, John Lincoln Brasher; daughter, Elizabeth Hawkins; son-in-law, Robert Hawkins; and granddaughter, Cheri Hawkins.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Farrell Holland and wife, Wilma, Bobby Holland and wife, Judy, and Wendell Holland and wife, Tanya. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren.

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Riverwood Family Funeral Services of Brookhaven was in charge of arrangements.

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