Rachel Colean Hartness Holland, 81, of Stony Point, N.C., went to sing in the Angels choir on November 6, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loved ones after an extended illness. Rachel was born April 6, 1942, in Alexander County to the late William Ivan Hartness and Ina Marlowe Hartness. Rachel was a member of Poplar Springs Church of God.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Holland; and five brothers, Willard, Alton, Rabon, Steve, and Larry Hartness.
Those left to cherish her memory include four daughters Brenda and Linda Holland of the home, Penny Parker and husband Rocky of Union Grove, Rachel Gale Griffin and husband Ronnie of Love Valley; one brother, Gerald Hartness of Statesville; and one sister, Reba Jean Shaver of Statesville; nine grandchildren, Natasha (Ed), Paula (Jody), DJ, Dustin (Haley), Bridget (Tim), Ashley (Brian), Brandon, Josh, and Jessica; and fourteen great grandchildren Sadie-Mae, Blake, Bentley, Emma, Michael, Gabe, Raiden, Maryssa, Khylin, Mylo, Gunner, Breydon, and extended family Jerry, Karlee, Ayden, and Ava; and her fur babies and puppy
Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, November 10, 2023, at 2 p.m. at Poplar Springs Church of God. Rev. Steve Newman will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday, November 9, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. Burial will be at Bright Light Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Holland Funeral Fund, c/o Rachel Griffin, 207 Dishmon Family Drive, Statesville, NC 28625.
Chapman Funeral Home is serving the Holland family