OBITUARY

Eleanor Diane Hollingsworth

February 7, 1943June 1, 2019
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Eleanor Diane Hollingsworth, born February 7, 1943, went home to Heaven on June 1, 2019. She was at peace with her condition, because she has walked daily with the Prince of Peace for over 60 years. The impact of her life, her ministry to others, cannot possibly be contained in this little column. She was a loving wife, mother & (mother-in-law), memaw, and great memaw, sister, (and sister-in-law) and friend. If you are reading this, you probably received a card from her at one time or another, and though you will miss that greeting card your next birthday, I hope it will bring a memory of her to your mind, and will give you a smile. Because she loved to smile, and her joy and genuine love for you could not help but to make you smile. Mom loved her church- Mt. Zion United Methodist Church- and her community and was actively involved in them right up until the end. She was active in Gam-Anon, counseling many caught up in the addiction of gambling. She saw the best in you when you could not. This letter is so inadequate in describing the greatness of this godly woman. Two of her siblings summarized it in this way-“there aint none better”. But she would deflect that and say, “To God be the glory”. She would want you to know that Jesus is the source of her strength, joy, and peace and she would also want you to know Him as she did.

She was preceded in death by her husband GW “Doug” Hollingsworth III, her parents; Lloyd and Mozelle Wilhoit, brothers; Patrick Wilhoit, Lynn Wilhoit, and Jon Wilhoit.

She is survived by her son Scott Hollingsworth and his wife Allison, daughter; Donna McCane and her husband Steve, grandchildren; Kaci Hart, Tricia Mauk, Kristen Thomson, Amelia Harvey, Madeline Ware, Abby Turner, and great-grandchildren; Leah, Ellie, Hannah, Jovie, Maggie, and Simon; and her brothers; Wayne Wilhoit, Mike Wilhoit, Gary Wilhoit and sisters; Beth Williams, Jeri Trenova and Robin Jordan.

Family and friends will be received for a visitation on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 5 PM to 8 PM at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home located at 376 Fairview Rd in Stockbridge, GA 30281. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church located at 984 Panola Rd In Stockbridge, GA 30281. Interment will take place at Fairview Memorial Gardens.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 7, 2019

Memories

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Vici Eckhart

June 8, 2019

Diane was the most Christ-like person I have ever known. She was extraordinary in so many big and small ways and I know I was so lucky to have my path cross with hers. Her family and friends were so fortunate to have her and although a profound loss for all who knew her I hope all will find comfort and peace with the knowledge she is home.

Crystal Jennings

June 7, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to the family. My family had the great pleasure of living across the street from Ms. Diane. I can still see her outside tending to her flowers. She was the first neighbor to welcome us to the subdivision and quickly became a friend to our family.

I had a few instances of being locked out of my house and I would go straight over to Ms. Diane's house to use her phone and wait. She was such a sweet-spirited person and she always looked out for my kids. She will be deeply missed! May God continue to provide comfort to the family and anyone else grieving her loss.

With deepest sympathy,

Crystal (Mario) Jennings

Tammy Carlisle

June 7, 2019

My prayers and love for the family. Thank you Diane for your loving contribution to Cilicia as your upbringing contributed to the fabulous woman she is today. My love and friendship of Cilicia and her family has no bounds. I don’t remember a day spent with them that you were not mentioned with love, laughter and fondness. 🙏💕🙏💕

Joel Hewitt

June 6, 2019

Sorry for your loss, Praying for the family, Joel Hewitt (Worked with Steve @ Snapper)

Vickey Hemphill Kessinger

June 3, 2019

I remember growing up with the Diane and her family back in the day. She was close to my Aunt Daisy and was always active at Ellenwood Methodist Church. She always had a great smile and something positive to say no matter what was going on at them time. Her hughs were great and you could feel the love every time.. But Jesus had to have her with him and she is celebrating with her loved ones that waited for her. May God bless you and give you comfort and peace, Celebrate all the wonderful things she stood for. Vickey Hemphill Kessinger

Lindsay Parks

June 3, 2019

My Aunt Diane's love for the lord and helping other was like an ocean. You could see it beginning, but it had no end. She loved without condition, she talked without bad intention, she gave with out reason, and most of all she cared for people with out any expectation. My aunt Diane lived a life that mattered, a life of love for the Lord and others. I feel as if my Aunt Diane never got tired of doing the little things for others like sending them cards, because she understood that it was those little things that occupy the biggest parts of our hearts. Aunt Diane was selfless, throughout the years she has taught me more than she could possibly ever know. She taught me that what matters in life is not what we bought but what we gave, not what we got but what we shared, not our compentence but our character, and not our success but our signifigance, and most assuredly she taught me what it meant to be christ like. She walked the walk and talked the talk. I have been truly blessed that I had Diane as my aunt, I will miss her deeply but my memories and lessons she taught me will live on forever in my heart. I love you aunt Diane.

Teresa McCullough

June 2, 2019

Diane was a jewel. She sent cards, made calls, took food, said prayers and reached out especially to the sick, the elderly, our military and the young. If you were in the hospital you could count on her to visit. Diane cared and those of us who were lucky enough to have been remembered by her, loved her. She was such a godly woman and I know that Jesus will be there to welcome her home.

Tisha Ruffolo

June 2, 2019

Prayers go out to the Hollingsworth family, the Wilhoit family, and friends of beautiful Diane, who is now at eternal peace. May the memories that you hold in your heart comfort you. Tisha Turner Ruffolo and Luigi Ruffolo.

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Biography

Eleanor Diane Hollingsworth, born February 7, 1943, went home to Heaven on June 1, 2019. She was at peace with her condition, because she has walked daily with the Prince of Peace for over 60 years. The impact of her life, her ministry to others, cannot possibly be contained in this little column. She was a loving wife, mother & (mother-in-law), memaw, and great memaw, sister, (and sister-in-law) and friend. If you are reading this, you probably received a card from her at one time or another, and though you will miss that greeting card your next birthday, I hope it will bring a memory of her to your mind, and will give you a smile. Because she loved to smile, and her joy and genuine love for you could not help but to make you smile. Mom loved her church- Mt. Zion United Methodist Church- and her community and was actively involved in them right up until the end. She was active in Gam-Anon, counseling many caught up in the addiction of gambling. She saw the best in you when you could not. This letter is so inadequate in describing the greatness of this godly woman. Two of her siblings summarized it in this way-“there aint none better”. But she would deflect that and say, “To God be the glory”. She would want you to know that Jesus is the source of her strength, joy, and peace and she would also want you to know Him as she did.

She was preceded in death by her husband GW “Doug” Hollingsworth III, her parents; Lloyd and Mozelle Wilhoit, brothers; Patrick Wilhoit, Lynn Wilhoit, and Jon Wilhoit.

She is survived by her son Scott Hollingsworth and his wife Allison, daughter; Donna McCane and her husband Steve, grandchildren; Kaci Hart, Tricia Mauk, Kristen Thomson, Amelia Harvey, Madeline Ware, Abby Turner, and great-grandchildren; Leah, Ellie, Hannah, Jovie, Maggie, and Simon; and her brothers; Wayne Wilhoit, Mike Wilhoit, Gary Wilhoit and sisters; Beth Williams, Jeri Trenova and Robin Jordan.

Family and friends will be received for a visitation on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 5 PM to 8 PM at Horis A. Ward Funeral Home located at 376 Fairview Rd in Stockbridge, GA 30281. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church located at 984 Panola Rd In Stockbridge, GA 30281. Interment will take place at Fairview Memorial Gardens.