Charlene Holloway

Charlene Holloway

May 27, 1948 - April 17, 2020
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Ms. Charlene Holloway, 71, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 17, 2020 at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Hospital after a brief illness. Charlene was born on May 27, 1948 in Durham, NC to the late John Carlton and Nellie J. Harris Holloway.

Charlene was educated in Durham County Public Schools and graduated from Hillside High School in 1968. She then decided to move north to New Haven, Connecticut to join her siblings. Charlene was employed as an accounts receivable clerk at the Adley Express Company from 1969-1973. She decided to pursue a clerk position next at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Division in North Haven, CT from 1972-1981.

Charlene moved back to Durham, NC and began her career at North Carolina Central University as a secretary and clerk-stenographer. Charlene worked for the College of Arts and Sciences and University Career Services for over 20 years. She paid attention to details and was even-tempered. Charlene officially retired from the University in 2013.

Charlene enjoyed singing and praising God. She attended church at Union Baptist Church for some time. Charlene was a loving and generous person. She was also feisty and inquisitive. She was very detail-oriented and kept accurate records of birthdays, anniversaries and important events. Charlene was diligent about making phone calls and staying in touch with everyone. Charlene also enjoyed talking and spending time with family and friends. She loved watching television, especially soap operas, basketball and tennis. After her retirement, she would stay up late to watch her shows and movies.

Charlene is preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, Cassius and George Holloway; sisters, Martha Holloway, Zella Mae Johnson and Shirley Ann Miller; Aunt, Bessie Harris; niece, Renee Holloway; and sisters in law, Dorothy Jean Holloway and Mary Holloway.

Charlene leaves to cherish her memories: one sister, Lucy Fleming (Donald Sr.); two brothers, Freeman and Clifton Holloway all of New Haven, CT; sister in law, Mary E. Holloway of Clinton, MD; 17 nieces and nephews and a host of loving great nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
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Jacquelne Brodie

Posted at 12:51pm
In loving memory of Charlene Holloway,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Charlene was a true jewel. I enjoyed working with her during a brief period of my employment. Jacqueline Holland Brodie


Posted at 04:56pm
Prayers going out to the family and friends. May Charlene Rest In Peace sitting on the right hand side of God the Father, Jesus Christ His only begotten son and the Holy Ghost/Spirit. She will be greatly missed by all her loved ones, family and friends. Cherish the memories and rejoice in the Lord for this is the day that the Lord has made. Look to the hills for all your strength during trying times because our strength comes from the Lord. May the Lord be a comfort to the family and friends.

Velma Williams-Estes

Posted at 11:36am
To Lucy and the Holloway Family,
My deepest condolences to each of you upon the loss of Charlene. I met Charlene many years ago through mutual friends (Linda W. and Libby J.) here in Connecticut. She was always full of life and she truly enjoyed family and friends. I will always remember her beautiful smile and jokes that kept everyone laughing. She was so much fun to be around. We will all miss her. May God's Blessings be with you and may He wrap His arms around each of you so you will feel comfort and peace as she does now.
With Prayers and Love,
Velma Estes & Deborah

Linda Williams

Posted at 10:28am
We were sisters, cousins, & friends your name for me was rock. My name for you was rock because our love for each other was hard as a rock. I will always love you even in death as I did in life. You will be truly truly missed. To the Holloway family I know your pain I feel it too she was someone very dear to me. We just have to learn to live without her in the flesh but keep her alive in our hearts.

Linda Williams

Posted at 10:23am
We were sisters, cousins, & friends your name for me was rock. My name for you was rock because our love for each other was hard as a rock. I will always love you even in death as I did in life. You will be truly truly missed. To the Holloway family I know your pain for I feel it too in time we will learn to live without her but love will remain.

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