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Retta Patricia (Pat) Holding, born May 16,1950, departed this life peacefully on Thursday,  May 24,2018, at The Hock Family Pavilion. 

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, visitation at 1:00 pm Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 2608 NC Hwy 55, Durham, NC 27713. The family will receive friends at 1 Bentwood Pl. Durham, NC 27703.

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  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Holloway Memorial FH
  • Friday, May 25, 2018
    Please except my condolences. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about her and bring her back again. John 5:28, 29 gives this assurance.
    ~ Ms Allison   Durham, NC
  • Friday, May 25, 2018
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. There is a very comforting scripture found at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can look forward to a time when death will be done away with forever. I hope that this scripture can bring some comfort during this time.
    ~ Kayla P
  • Friday, May 25, 2018
    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 What a special angel the Lord is getting, soo sorry for the loss of a deal loved one. RIH Mrs Retta.
    ~ Randy Farmer   Durham, NC
  • Friday, May 25, 2018
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. There is a very comforting scripture found at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can look forward to a time when death will be done away with forever. I hope that this scripture can bring some comfort during this time.
    ~ Kayla P
  • Friday, May 25, 2018
    Sending my sincerest condolences to my family. I am saddened to hear about the passing of Pat! I have so many fond memories of her and always think of my mom Fannie Bell whenever I saw her as the resemblance is amazing. May you rest in glorious peace and welcome to your mansion cousin. John 14:2 In my fatherโ€™s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you: I go to prepare a place for you. RIH cousin Pat
    ~ Brenda Rucker   Houston, TX
  • Friday, May 25, 2018
    My heart and prayers go out to the family on the passing of your loved one( my classmate Retta. May you be comforted by the loving arms of Jesus. I will never forget her beautiful smile, personality and friendship! May God continue to comfort you and your family. !
    ~ Gloria judd Riley   creedmoor, NC
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018
    We will truly miss Pat and she will forever be in our hearts. RIH. Aunt Lillie and girls.
    ~ Aunt Lillie Holding   Raleigh, NC
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018
    So sorry to learn of the loss of your love one and my friend. She was my short buddy! I am grateful for the times we spent together and will ever hold her is my heart. Rest in Peace.
    ~ Cynthia Traynham   Durham, NE
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    My dear beloved friend, I will truly miss you, your laughter, advice and funny sense of humor. Could not have asked for a more confident, sweet lady. Johnathan, Cadelia(sorry for the miss spell) but you know, and Danny she loved you all so ever much and her grand-daughter. May God give you peace and comfort at this time. -Love you all Carmen Royal Lee and Family Durham. N.C.
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Will miss my friend... my condolences.... Sorry for your loss, Retta was good friend throughout our lives....
    ~ Michael Mann   Woodbridge, VA
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018
    So sorry for your loss Retta was a sweet person she will be missed by all
    ~ Beverly Witherspoon   Durham, NC
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018
    So sorry for your loss Retta was a sweet person she will be missed by all
    ~ Beverly Witherspoon   Durham, NC
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018
    So sorry for your loss Retta was a sweet person she will be missed by all
    ~ Beverly Witherspoon   Durham, NC
  • Sunday, May 27, 2018
    Words are not enough right now to express how very honored, blessed and grateful I am to have known sweet Retta and to have had the pleasure of caring for her during her illness. Retta was an amazing person with a heart of gold, and I can honestly say that my life is a better place for having known her. Thank you, Carmen, for always welcoming me into your home with open arms from the very first day I met your sweet family. Some people you truly connect with right away, and that was most definitely the case with Retta and her family. She touched my heart from the moment I met her. I am so, so sorry for your loss, and I pray fervently that God wraps His strong arms around all of you as you grieve during this difficult time. Again, words just are not enough. I love you all dearly. Many prayers for peace in the days to come.
    ~ Mendy Phillips   Burlington, NC
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    On Thursday -May24th- my lifelong friend left . I tried to keep her here but she had to go. You will never be forgotten RIP Retta . Lillie ,Tracey and Chris. We love ya.,
  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    May God's wonderful grace comfort you and give you peace during this most difficult time.
    ~ Sandra Philpott-Burke   Detroit, MI
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    We deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. You can find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    Words can't express how saddened and sorry I am to hear of the passing of My Cousin Pat. We will miss her tremendously!! RIH Pat. Love you. The McCall,DeWalt and Bailey Family.
    ~ Linda DeWalt   Creedmoor, NC
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    I'm sorry for the loss of my cousin Pat. She will truly be missed and I will always have fond memories of her. May God give you strength during this difficult time. Love y'all. From, Tonya H. Moss
    ~ Tonya Moss   Creedmoor
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    I'm sorry for the loss of my cousin Pat. She will truly be missed and I will always have fond memories of her. May God give you strength during this difficult time. Love y'all. From, Tonya H. Moss
    ~ Tonya Moss   Creedmoor, NC
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    Remembering some of our childhood good old times, playing and talking. RIP, Retta!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ
    ~ Sadie Brown   Charleston, SC
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    Remembering some of our childhood good old times, playing and talking. RIP, Retta!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ
    ~ Sadie Brown   Charleston, SC
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    Condolences to the Holding Family. May God comfort you and give you peace.
    ~ Barbara Philpott Hood   Fort Washington, MD
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    Condolences to the Holding Family. May God comfort you and give you peace.
    ~ Barbara Philpott Hood   Fort Washington, MD
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    Always that beautiful smile, always the welcoming presence that made you know she cared about you. Rest in peace Retta.
    ~ Anne Murphy   Durham, NC
  • Monday, May 28, 2018
    To My Family (Holding). May you find comfort and strength in knowing that God loves you and he cares for you, through talking to God in prayer, and from God's Word, the Bible.Psalm 36:7 says: "How precious your loyal love is, O God! In the shadow of your wings, the sons of men take refuge". Nahum 1:7; God "is a stronghold in the day of distress, and is mindful of those seeking refuge in him". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 34:18; Isaiah 41:10;13) Rest Well PAT!
    ~ Hudie Smith III   Raleigh, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    To the entire Holding family, my deepest condolences. She will be truly highly missed.
    ~ Collette Richmond   Durham, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    To the entire Holding family, my deepest condolences. She will be truly highly missed.
    ~ Collette Richmond   Durham, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    To the entire Holding family, my deepest condolences. She will be truly highly missed.
    ~ Collette Richmond   Durham, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    To the entire Holding family, my deepest condolences. She will be truly highly missed.
    ~ Collette Richmond   Durham, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    To the entire Holding family, my deepest condolences. She will be truly highly missed.
    ~ Collette Richmond   Durham, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    To the entire Holding family, my deepest condolences. She will be truly highly missed.
    ~ Collette Richmond   Durham, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    To the entire Holding family, my deepest condolences. She will be truly highly missed.
    ~ Collette Richmond   Durham, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    To The Family of Retta Holding: My prayers and thoughts are with your family during this time. Retta was a wonderful person and she loved life. I will miss seeing her. Rest In Peace Retta!
    ~ Ruby Allen (Rich) Osborn   Durham, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Very sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. Pat was always such a friendly person and even though we weren't blood related we always called her our cousin. I can see her now when we all lived in NY. She loved to read and suck her fingers! She will be missed. Cousin, Wanda Parker McIver
    ~ Wanda P McIver   Mebane, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Rest In Peace
    ~ Brenda Lewis   Durham, NC
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Rest in Peace cousin! May heaven smile upon you! With sincere deepest sympathy to your love ones, extended family and friends.
    ~ Hilda Myers-Reeves   Hampton, GA
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Tanya and I send our condolences to the family during this difficult time. Praying for strength and comfort in the days to come. Pat will truly be missed. As you would always say before we depart I love you and I would reply with I love you too. ๐Ÿ’” Rest in Heaven
    ~ Serverra Jones
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Tanya and I send our condolences to the family during this difficult time. Praying for strength and comfort in the days to come. Pat will truly be missed. As she would always say before we depart I love you and I would reply with I love you too. ๐Ÿ’” Rest in Heaven๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน
    ~ Serverra Jones
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Tanya and I send our condolences to the family during this difficult time. Praying for strength and comfort in the days to come. Pat will truly be missed. As she would always say before we depart I love you and I would reply with I love you too. ๐Ÿ’” Rest in Heaven๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน
    ~ Serverra Jones
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    Tanya and I send our condolences to the family during this difficult time. Praying for strength and comfort in the days to come. Pat will truly be missed. As she would always say before we depart I love you and I would reply with I love you too. ๐Ÿ’” Rest in Heaven๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน
    ~ Serverra Jones