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Violet W. Holman

March 17, 1920September 6, 2019

Violet W. Holman, 99 of Weston, Florida, passed away on September 6, 2019 in Weston, Florida.

Visitation, and service at KL Brown Funeral Home, September 14th, 2019 at 10 AM and Internment will follow at 11 AM, at adjacent Forest Lawn Cemetery, Golden Springs (Anniston), Alabama with Pastor Buddy Nelson, Mom’s former Pastor of First Baptist McClellan, Anniston, Alabama, officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements are by KL Brown Funeral Home.

Memorial Service and God-Centered Celebration of her life will be at First Baptist Church, Ft Lauderdale, Ft Lauderdale Florida on October 6th at 2 PM.

Violet Holman, (affectionately known as Memaw) was born in Needs Creek, Arkansas to Avie Lowry Woodruff and Clarence Oliver Woodruff on March 17th, 1920. She graduated from Greenbriar High School, Greenbriar Arkansas and attended Draughon Business College in Little Rock, Arkansas. She married Ralph D. Holman on December 28th, 1946 in Fort Knox, Kentucky. She retired from the Federal Government, last working as Treasurer, Nobel Army Hospital, Ft McClellan, Alabama.

Violet was faithful member of First Baptist Church of Anniston (McClellan) from 1964 until moving to Ft Lauderdale, Florida in 2013 to live with her daughter, Janis. She taught Sunday School for over 50 years at First Baptist Church, Anniston, Alabama. Violet was a faithful servant of the Lord, serving in the ministry of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ her entire life. She was also faithful in attendance at First Baptist Church Ft Lauderdale for almost 30 years, attending her final service on September 1st, 2019. She accompanied her daughter to Church, Sunday School, Choir rehearsals and Ft Lauderdale Christmas Pageant rehearsals and performances. She served as volunteer in her community, played duplicate bridge with Anniston Bridge Club for many years.

Violet was a faithful servant of God, a loving wife and mother, a devoted grandmother, adored aunt to many nieces and nephews. Treasured for her loving nature, beautiful smile, twinkling eyes, her wisdom in things of God and her wise spirit in all things. She will be greatly missed.

Violet Holman is preceded in death by her parents and loving husband, Ralph D Holman, Sr.

She is survived by daughter Janis Holman, her Son R.D. Holman, Jr. (Brenda Holman), her granddaughter Marci Holman Sacco, (Adam Sacco), her great grandson, Miller Sacco, and all her nieces and nephews, the children of her six treasured siblings and their spouses who predeceased her.

Memorial donations may be given in her name to First Baptist Church Ft Lauderdale, 301 E Broward Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33301, First Baptist Church at McClellan, Anniston, Alabama, 851 Morton Rd, Anniston, Alabama 36205 and the Baptist Children’s Home https://baptistchildrenshome.org.

Acknowledgements: The family would like to express appreciation to their many family members and friends for their love and support during the time of our personal loss. We honor and appreciate her physicians, Adult Day Care and Home Health caregivers. May the Lord continue to bless you all for your love and acts of kindness.


  • Graveside committal service Saturday, September 14, 2019


Violet W. Holman

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Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

September 11, 2019

Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.

We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff

Shirley Scott

September 10, 2019

It has been an honor to associate with sweet, beautiful Violet Holman a woman of God . I know you are in your home with Jesus. I know Janis will experience a peace as the days unfold. I pray right now. Much blessings and love. 🙏💖Shirley S.