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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Mary Holden

Mary Inez "Mary Honest" Holden

Thursday, April 29th, 1954 - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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Mary Inez Godwin Holden, lovingly known as “Mary Honest,” was born on April 29, 1954 to the late James and Louveller Godwin in Temperanceville, Virginia. She departed this life suddenly on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland.

Mary was educated in the public schools of Accomack County. At an early age, she realized she needed the Lord in her life and joined Jerusalem Baptist Church. She was a member of the E. L. Bruce Singers, Senior Choir, Gospel Ensemble, Missionary Circle, and assisted the culinary committee during Vacation Bible School.

Mary was united in holy matrimony on September 15, 1990 to the late Norman Wayne Holden. They shared twenty wonderful years and their union was blessed with two children.

Mary was employed at Eastern Shore Seafood for over thirty years until her health began to fail. Most recently, she volunteered with the Democratic party. She assisted with voter registration and could be seen registering people at various stores, schools, and even at their homes.

Mary was a very loving, friendly, and “bossy” mom and sister. Her love for her family and friends was shown through her many conversations on the phone daily. She was a mother to so many and her house was always open to everyone; she never turned anyone away.

Mary had so many favorite things she enjoyed, including, talking, laughing, shopping, listening to gospel music, and going to her favorite restaurant, The Road of Texas as she called it, actually Texas Roadhouse. Mary’s favorite team was the Washington Redskins and she was a diehard fan.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Godwin; sister, Marlene Godwin; and special niece, Kittora Bonniville.

She leaves to cherish her loving memories: three children, Tara (David) Knox, Martia (Charlie) Colmon, and Keyshonda (Niecey) Holden; four godchildren, Tyreek Parker, Mekai Wilson, Shy’taza Lewis, and Duane Armstrong; three grandchildren, Jamaria Holden, Destiny Holden, and Brandon Holden; five brothers, Norris (Maria) Godwin, Kennie (Louveller) Godwin, Calvin (Gwen) Godwin, James Godwin, and William (Sue) Shrieves; one sister, Vanessa Jackson; special sisters, Arlene, Joanne, Gale, Deborah, Teresa, and Bridgette; special niece, Shymekia Brown; devoted cousin, Valestine White; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc.
    24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
    Accomac, VA 23301
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Jerusalem Baptist Church
    10011 Jerusalem Rd
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 1:00pm
    Jerusalem Baptist Church
    10011 Jerusalem Rd
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    Rev. Richard Holland
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 1:00pm
    Jerusalem Baptist Cemetery
    10011 Jerusalem Rd., 10011 Jerusalem Rd.
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Roland Godwin-Debnam

Posted at 12:49pm
Cousin Tara, Martia, Shonleon' & Family

Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love, it can’t take away our memories either, In the end, life is stronger than death so remember "Whatever my lot thou hast taught me to say it is well with my soul"

Lady Due

Posted at 05:58pm
Kissy my heart is with you at this time. I am praying for you. Your mother with her beautiful smile will be missed. Your Mom could clear the choir stand, I didn't understand then, but now I have had the pleasure of clearing a few myself, I know what the joy of the Lord is really like. Love and hugs to you and the family.
Praying for you.

Press Crosby

Posted at 02:55pm
The loss of your mother has saddened our entire family, Your mother was a gift to everyone who ever met her. We hope the precious memories you carry in your heart will help you through this challenging time. Sorry for your family’s loss.

The Crosby Family - Bertha, Prestine, Ticara, Ralph & Regis

Posted at 08:10am
To the family,words cannot express the pain I feel,she was certainly a trooper ,a leader and I will never
forget the encouragement you gave me when times was hard for me,you will be forever condolences
to the family.

Jackie C

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