Jewell Violet Holder

July 9, 1925June 6, 2021

Jewell Cheek Holder of Wilmington, NC, passed away on June 6, 2021. She was born July 9, 1925 to Jeter P. Cheek and Lenora Vanhoy Cheek in Yadkin Co., NC and lived most of her life in Lewisville, NC. After retiring from Western Electric in Winston Salem, she moved to Wilmington to be near her children. She was a “Light of Love” to all who knew her.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband R.J. Holder, Jr.; daughter Carol Holder Tayloe; son, Robert Michael Holder; brothers: Granville Cheek and Bryant Cheek; step-granddaughter, Wendy Tayloe; step-great grandson, Jason Tayloe; and son-in-law, Bill Tayloe.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Holder Tayloe, sister, Golda Davis Canter, grandchildren: Chip Tayloe and wife Eileen, Wes Holder and partner Katy and Thom Tayloe and wife Tiffany; great- grandchildren: Carolyn Tayloe, Odell Tayloe and Johanna Tayloe; daughter-in-law, Pamela B. Holder, son-in-law Edward F. Tayloe; nephew, Ronald Davis; nieces, June King, Denise Lineberry and Meg Eakes.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.


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