She grew up in the Rogers Grove Community and joined Rogers Grove Baptist Church at an early age. She later moved her membership to Mount Zoar Missionary Baptist Church.
She was married to Ralph Holloway in 1945 and to this union six sons were born. One son, Johnny preceded her death in 1995. She was the steadying force in her family and was very influential in all business and educational decisions.
She leaves to cherish her memory and carry on her legacy her husband, the Reverend Ralph N. Holloway; five sons, Algin, Delton, Nathaniel, Kenneth and Timothy; two sisters, Mildred Goss and Constantine Lyon, both of Durham; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at noon at Peace Missionary Baptist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service at 11 a.m. The family is receiving friends at 401 Pilot Street.