Holly Palmer Rhodes

November 1, 1959November 11, 2012

Arrangements under the direction of H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Cha, Atlanta, GA.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 17, 2012

Holly Palmer Rhodes

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George Cotner

January 19, 2013

I, too, had not seen Holly since Kirkwood. We went to North Kirkwood Junior High together. We became good friends, the cheerleader befriending the geek. After 9th grade, I moved to Tulsa, and she later moved to Macon. We wrote to each other throughout High School, and then I lost contact with her when she went to UNC.

Over the last few years, I would occasionally try to search for her on the internet, wondering where she had gone with her life. I always figured she had lived life to the fullest in a truly unique Chistian manner, as that is how I knew her so long ago.

Sadly, I only found her today through her passing and the obituaries and memorials since.

From everything I have read, she was the same kind, giving, light-up-the-room Holly I knew back then.

My condolences to her family and all that knew and loved her. I cannot begin to imagine your loss, but I can imagine the joy she brought to all of you.

Jeanette (Pettersson) Tilley

January 17, 2013

Will, just heard recently of Holly's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

November 29, 2012

Mr. Palmer,

I am so sorry to here about you daughter passng. I remeber times that we spent with you and your family. They were very special, Our family and the family that was what I was brought up on are what I love the most.

God Bless

Julia Fickling Tiller

November 29, 2012

My friends, the Palmers. I haven't seen you in so many years, yet you remain as close to my heart as ever. I learned of Holly's passing in a letter from Lisa. I am devastated, as you are. A lot can be handled with a strong family and great faith. You are in my heart and prayers. I know that you can feel her presence. I love and miss you.

November 26, 2012

Dear Nick:

I am heart broken to hear of your mother's sudden passing. Nick, I only met your mum the one time, at your graduation. I was sitting in the second row of "Irvine" waiting ...saving seats for my family and this breathtakingly beautiful blonde woman walks past a red sleeveless dress with matching pearl ear rings and necklace....a radiant smile on her face...I thought to myself " wow...she looks like an "angel " ! ....that was honestly my gut reaction....then you walked in behind her and I realized ..."this is Nick's mum!!!"......
As soon as we realized that our sons were close friends...we moved seats so that we could sit with each other and talk.....we had a good 30 minutes before the programme started. We talked about how you and Arjun were...fraternity brothers...and had lived together for the past 3 wonderful it was that the two of you would be working together at Morgan Stanley after graduation AND would be living together in NYC! Holly was so relieved that I lived in New York and that I would be your "go to person" should you need which I "promised" her I would be your "NYC Mum" ....those were the exact words I said to her Nick....Your mother hugged me so hard recognizing that we shared that same "mommy quality"....I was so happy to meet her...we agreed that we would meet when she next came up to NYC...I KNEW this was a person I was going to be friends with for a long, long time....I already felt like we were old just 30 minutes.

When Arjun called me and told me what happened first thought went to you, Nick. I prayed for you...I prayed hard and asked God to give you and your family strength to deal with this deep loss. I came to your apartment building and sat on the stoop and cried.
It just doesn't seem fair not fair BUT my faith is the only thing that makes any sense of this...and I believe that God chose this time for Holly, his angel, to join him.

I will keep my promise to your mother. I am here should you need help, a home cooked meal or just someone to sit and cry with. I am here for you, Nick. Love Mrs. P.

To the Rhodes Family
Deepest condolences for your loss. The Pai Family has you all in their prayers.

November 26, 2012

I have not seen Holly for almost thirty years, but she remains one of my fondest memories from Kirkwood, Missouri.
She was so intelligent, so thoughtful, so fun-probably the best friend I have ever/will ever have.
I always thought-in the back of my mind- that I would get together with her again, somehow.
I am sure that her husband/kids/friends know how fabulous she was, and I am truly sorry for your loss. Please don't hesitate to contact me if any of you are EVER in Minnesota.
Karen Sletten
St. Paul, MN

Margaret Decker

November 24, 2012

The Decker family from Inman Drive sends their condolences. We remember Holly walking her children to school down Lanier Drive. We thought of her as "Mother Goose" with her beautiful blonde children trailing behind her. We can't imagine the loss you feel. We have you in our prayers.

Lee Cook

November 20, 2012

Amazing lady, amazing family, will be so missed!
Prayers for all!

November 20, 2012

Jerry and Sue, Mama and I were so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious daughter daughter Holly. What a special, wonderful young lady she must have been. We love you and think of you often, Norma Jane Eagerton and Careen

November 20, 2012

Jerry and Sue, Mama and I are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your precious daughter Holly. What a special, wonderful, young lady she must have been. We love you and think of you often, Norma Jane and Careen