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A funeral service celebrating the life and legacy of Mrs. Lillie L. Tate Holland will be held Friday at 11 am at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth L. Simon delivering the eulogy. Mrs. Tate entered eternal rest on February 28, 2017 at her residence in Youngstown.
Mrs. Tate was born March 14, 1928 in Macon, MS a daughter of Louis and Arthur Brewer Young. She was formerly employed at Shots Restaurant and The Pizza Oven for over 40 years. She was a 50 year member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
Mrs. Tate was an excellent gardener who loved to cultivate roses. She was an avid Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians fan. She was the Captain of the Cleveland Street Block Watch and she never met a stranger. Her signature apple and cherry cobblers; chicken and dumplings recipes will be missed by those who knew and loved her.
She leaves to carry on her legacy her loving children, Jeanette Tate, Linda L. Tate Poindexter with whom she made her home , Shermanetta Tate (Eddie Clinkscale) of Columbus, OH., Michelle G. Tate (Frederick L. Hicks Sr.), Alysia C. Tate Cotton all of Youngstown, OH, Charles L. Holland Jr. (Destiny Collins) of Cleveland, OH; her step-daughters, Charlotte Austin, Barbara Freeman both of PA; her sister, Prescilla Hinson of Macon, MS; 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and dear friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husbands, Finis Tate, Charles L. Holland Sr; her son-in-law Randall Poindexter Sr; her granddaughter, Amber M. Dock, her stepdaughter,r Jackie Holland; her niece, Emma Mary Jones and her sister, Louise Smith. 
Friends may call Thursday from 3-5 pm at Washington Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Friday one hour prior to services at the church.

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  • Monday, March 06, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Inc.
  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    PROVERBS 3:5-6 TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART;AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING.IN ALL THY WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM,AND HE SHALL DIRECT THY PATHS.
    ~ CLIFTON HICKS   EMPORIA, VA
  • Thursday, March 09, 2017
    We are lifting your family up in prayer at this time of loss. We love you Hicks Family.
    ~ The Townsend Family   Youngstown, OH
  • Friday, March 10, 2017
    Mrs. Tate always had a warm smile, beautiful spirit and wise words of wisdom for me. Whenever I stopped by her home for a visit or gave her a call she was ever so gracious and loving. I will truly miss hearing her voice and seeing her lovely smile. May God wrap you in his arms in heaven.
    ~ Debert Cook   New York, NY
  • Friday, March 10, 2017
    Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. May the Peace of the Lord be with you and your family at this hour. Although I am not there with you physically you know I love you all and you will have my continued prayers.
    ~ Terri Harvey Watkins   Macon, GA