Anne Henley Wilson Holliday

September 3, 1940June 8, 2018

Anne Henley Wilson Holliday of Greensboro passed away the morning of Friday June 8th, 2018 surrounded by family after struggling with breast cancer. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be at 11 AM, Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at Roseboro United Methodist Church, 300 N. Broad Street, Roseboro, NC 28382. Born in Roseboro, NC on September 3rd, 1940, she was the daughter of Needham Leonidas Wilson and Marion Beach Wilson and the wife of the late Charles Leonard Holliday, Sr., who passed away on April 11th, 2006. Anne had a passion for music and a successful career as a piano teacher and her love of people later led to a second career in real estate. Anne loved her dogs, Desi and Gracie, music and her gardening. She had a very giving heart and was adored by many. Anne especially enjoyed time with her family. She was actively involved in the Sunset Hills Garden Club, Benjamin Readers Book Club and various charitable organizations. Anne attended Greensboro College. She is survived by her son, Rueben Andrew Gainey II and wife Tamela of Greensboro; daughter, Jessica Anne Gainey of Cary; step-son, Charles Leonard Holliday, Jr., and wife Catherine of Folly Beach, SC; granddaughter, Katherine Anne Olson; great grandson, Hunter Davis Olson; step granddaughters; step great grandchildren; and sisters, Beach Campbell of Crestview, FL, Frances Pearson and Jane Spell both of Clinton. She is also survived by many nephew and nieces who loved her dearly. In lieu of flowers, her family requests contributions be made to breast cancer research made in memory of Anne. The family is assisted by Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home in Greensboro and Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro. Online condolences may be offered at or


  • Breast Cancer Research


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 16, 2018

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Sharon Bolt

June 17, 2018

The first time I saw Anne she was like a ray of sunshine. Big smile, acted like she had know me all her life.
She pulled me into her life like I was family.
We shared so much sitting on her back porch.


Susan Wilson

June 13, 2018

My dear sweet friend:
From the moment we first met at Maison, I knew I just loved the dickens out of you. Smart. Genuine. Sweet. And funny. Carry on passionately in your new heavenly adventure!
Love always

Sonya Raper

June 12, 2018

My dear Aunt Anne,

I will cherish the fond memories of you while my sister, Christal, and I grew up. Our parents, Judy, Joe, and Jimmy, thought the world of you as well.
You and I will always have a special bond as we both endured breast cancer within a close overlapping window. Our chats about our treatments, experiences, and hopes helped me push through. You are the epitome of the example of the good fight for God.

1 Timothy 6:12 King James Version (KJV):
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

I will truly miss you my sweet Aunt Anne. I will see you again in eternal life.


Lisa TerioHeath

June 11, 2018

Anne, I will miss your sarcasm and hysterical sense of humor.

Your acceptance of all, your love for Desi & Gracie, and your family was inspiring.

I know your in Heaven having a few select words with God about you know who! Do what you can, please!!

love and miss you Anne..

Janine Oliver

June 11, 2018

Anne Henley was my dear friend. I already miss our chats about life, love, politics and her two little canine confidantes. I know she is fiercely watching over all of us. She would expect us to look forward and live well inspired by her memory.

Caroline Cleary

June 11, 2018

Anne Henley,

I know that you are always with us, but that doesn't fill the void of talking to you each day. I will miss your kindness, wisdom and most of all, our morning talks. I love you so very much.