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“Mom im thinking of u errrryday ya spirit keeps me strong bc without ys spirit in me i would b in trouble thanx for walkimg with me. I LOVE YOU...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: eric downing - atlanta, GA

“I miss my grandma I can't take the fact that she is gone I take it hard it hurts ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Erica Downing - Atlanta, GA

“You and the family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. May God shine a light of comfort over you. Love Fran ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Francina Belton - Dudley, NC

“The Lord is near to all who call upon him...Psalm 145:18 -Sometimes there are just no words to say those things that are deepest in our hearts....Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: willie patterson - goldsboro, NC

“My condolences are with you (Ms. Sylvia, Tommy, Lolo, T,T. & Tlejah) during this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort in knowing that...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Latoya Brown-Crowe - Chicago, IL

“"We live; but how we are remembered are the memories we leave behind."Sylvia state strong because you had a foundation that will long be carried on.....Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: John L. Daniel - Decatur, GA

“Ms. Sylvia, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I missed you and hope to see you soon. Just know that you are love by all of us...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Wanda Westbrook - Goldsboro, NC

“You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Earlina Robinson

“Sylvia you and your family are in my prayers. I know GOD will give you strength. Just believe she is in no more pain. She is with the best - our Lord...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Diane George - Goldsboro, NC

“Thinking of you Sylvia and your family. I know this is a hard time right now but your mother is not suffering any more. Yoy have been a great...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Byerly - Goldaboro, NC

“Ma, This is from the Facebook Family and Friends that I reached out to on Facebook. There was so many that offered their condolences and prayers in...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Cecil T. Chapman

“Thinking of you and your family during this time. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Sandra Outlaw - Goldsboro, NC

“Sylvia, I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Kenise ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Kenise Jones - co-worker

“You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless! ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Gale Pate - Co-Worker

“Sylvia, You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your mom is at peace and has no more pain. Memories are...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Lib Jackson - Co-worker

“Slyvia, I am so sorry for the lost of your Mother. May God be with you and your family at this time. She is now in Paradise with the Lord. You and...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Carr - Dudley, NC

“Sylvia, I am thinking of you and your family during this time of loss. We miss you at work. You are in my prayers! ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Cam S. Sauls - Goldsboro, NC

“Sylvia, May God give you strength during this time of sorrow. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Susie Teachey - Goldsboro, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Sherry Paim - Seven Springs, NC

On Sunday morning, November 4, 2012, Alice Waters Holland, 86, of Goldsboro, moved to her Heavenly home. Alice was a godly woman who loved the Lord and her family and set an example for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that will lead them all their lives.

Alice was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 1, 1926 to the late Clarence Edward Thomas Waters and Minnie Powell Waters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reginald Holland. Alice was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed.

A service remembering the life of Alice will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Alice is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Chapman; son, Eric Downing of Atlanta, GA; three grandsons, Eric Long, Marqarius Harris and Cecil "Tommy" Chapman; four granddaughters, Ericca Downing, Erin Downing, Erielle Downing and Erion Downing; and three great-grandchildren, Cecil Chapman II, Tlejah Chapman and Giovanni Harris.

The family will receive friends Friday, November 9, 2012 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home.

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