Joseph Clifton Holland

Joseph Clifton Holland

Suffolk, VA
03.08.1929 - 06.28.2019
Nansemond Co.
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Joseph Clifton Holland, 90, passed away on June 28, 2019. He was born in Nansemond County, VA to the late Mattie Virginia and Jesse Linwood Holland. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 ½ years, Flora Bland Holland, and brothers Johnnie Linwood Holland, Jesse Edward Holland and William Hunter Holland; and sister Virginia Marie Holland.

Cliff was a member of Western Branch Baptist Church and the Ruth Bible Class. He served as a deacon and in numerous other capacities in the church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and served in the 9th Infantry. Cliff was a founding member of the Kings Fork Ruritan Club. He was a long-time owner/operator of Windsor Shell Service.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Pamela Miller (Mark) of Fairfax, VA, Wanda Rector (John) of Suffolk, VA, Brenda Mansfield (Cary) of Suffolk, VA; sons Joseph “Joey” C. Holland, Jr. (Pam) of Suffolk, VA, Adrian Alan Holland (Lucy) of Suffolk, VA; grandchildren Stefanie, Meredith, Haley, Casey, Kelly, Trey, John, Trent, and Kate; brother Raymond Jackson Holland (Lenora); and many other loving family members.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Western Branch Baptist Church, 6952 Old Myrtle Rd, Suffolk with Pastor Tim Rawls officiating. Burial will follow at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, July 1, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 PM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington Street, Suffolk and other times at the home of daughter Brenda Mansfield. Memorial donations may be offered to Horton Wreath Society, P.O. Box 6246, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Condolences may be offered at

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Western Branch Baptist Church
6952 Old Myrtle Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
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So sorry for your loss may God give you grace and confort during this time. God bless all family, friends. We have lost a fine man but God has gained another of his children.

Alvin Anderson Jr

I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was a great man and gave me my first opportunity in life to start a business and for that I will be forever grateful to him for giving me a chance. He played a big part in me becoming the man I am today. The world has lost one of the last few good ones.

Sparky lerner

Pam, Wanda and all the family, I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that I am holding you close in my heart. I hope memories will bring you comfort in the days ahead. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Kay Weaver Hurley

To all the Holland family, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father and grandfather. I got to know Cliff really well when he was buying snicker bars from me for his business in town. He was truly a gentleman and I will never forget his kindness. God bless Cliff and may he Rest In Peace. Jim and Wanda Clark. Windsor

Jim Clark

Pam & all your family, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father/grandfather. I know how devoted you all have been to each other, particularly in the years since your mother's passing. May you all feel God's comfort.
Gary Klinger

Gary Klinger

So sorry to hear of Cliff passing. A true southern gentleman and man of God. One of Western Branch best Sunday School teachers and Deacon. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Brenda & Marie

Brenda &Marie Stephenson

Wanda and family, Jim and I are sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish the memories.

Jim and Jeannette Thurston

anna thurston

Brenda and the Holland Family, you have our heart felt condolences. May the Lord confort you in this time of loss. Cherish the good memories.

Michael Faulk and Family

Michael Faulk

Brenda, Cary and family, I am so sorry for your loss, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Andy McLaughlin

Brenda and Family, Just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers. It's never easy to let a parent go, but I am sure you have many wonderful memories of him. My Daddy passed away in 1999, and I still think of him most every day.
Take care.
Mary Charlotte

Mary Charlotte (Pearce) Boyette

I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Cliff and I send my condolences to all of the family. He was a wonderful man. Thad and I had many good times with him and your mother. I know this is a difficult time and I will keep you in my prayers.
Nancy Williams

Nancy Williams

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