We would like to say that Holland and Harris Funeral home has handled 2 of our family members in the last 2 months, my dad and my brother. We would like to say what a wonder staff that they have and what a beautiful job they did on our arrangements. It was very hard on our family but Mr. Steve Holland and Sadie and all the staff was so sincere and showed great love for us. The arrangements went smooth and everything was handled with respect.
My mother, Patti Blount, passed away unexpectedly on October 7, 2018. Words cannot describe the sensitivity, care, and love my family was shown by the Holland staff. Our first contact was over the phone with Sis, the day after Mom passed. I don't know how she did it, but I felt her love through the phone. When we met with Vicki, she guided us through the planning process and did everything she could to make us as comfortable as we could be, given the circumstance.
After the arrangements had been made, I received a call from Mr. Holland who told me that he recommended a closed-casket memorial service and funeral. While that must have been difficult for him to tell us, he handled it with care and grace.
Mother's celebration of life was beautiful. It is hard to say that your mom's funeral is anything but the worst day of your life, but it really did turn out to be a beautiful celebration of her life. I think Mom would have been happy to see all the lives she touched, to see and smell the flowers that filled the rooms, and to hear the stories and songs that touched her life and ours.
The procession to her resting place was bittersweet. Unknowingly, the route went by our old neighborhood and down a road that Mom and I traveled everyday as she took me to school. We passed the church where we were members. Mom and I, both, were baptized there. It was a procession that led us down the road of our lives. We drove passed memories and experienced emotions that only a son and husband can feel when the matriarch of the family makes her journey Home.
I could not have asked for a more caring, loving, and compassionate experience for such a solemn occasion. Mr. Holland, Sis, and Vicki touched our lives more than they will ever know, and we are eternally grateful.
Thank you, all, for being there for my mother, Patricia Joy Dunnam Blount, and for helping us celebrate her life in a way that, in the midst of sorrow and tears, we were able to smile and laugh.
James Corey Blount
My husband, Harold Jolly passed away on September 15, 2018 and the staff and family at Holland's could not have been more of a blessing for my family and myself in this terrible time of need. Harold worked digging graves for them and they were family to us. We will forever be grateful to have such family and friends in our time of need. God bless each and every one of you is my prayer.
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