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John E. Holloman, Jr. 1942-2022

John E. Holloman, Jr. better known to some as “Jr.” heart was ultimately healed on September 15, 2022. It was not the way we wanted but it was the way our Heavenly Father chose. Although we are in sorrow, we know that GOD’s way is the best. John was Born in Norfolk, VA, on October 25, 1942, to the union of John Holloman Sr. and Jannie D. (Swain) Holloman, He was the 1st child of 7 siblings.

He leaves behind a truly grateful family with the love and peace he shared. His wife Diann (Hood) Holloman finds comfort with the many memories of their marriage and the assurance of God’s faithfulness and love through the highs and lows of life.

He also leaves to mourn his passing his children: Jannie Holloman of East Hartford, Annette (Jerry) Bruton, Lynette (Andy) Harlan, and Steven Holloman, Bryant (Barbara) of Middletown, Roxanne Holloman of Bristol, and Dominic (Laura) Jimerson of New Britain, Deidre Lynes of TX. Bonus children: Cecelia (Cece) Ann Peppers-Johnson of TX, and Gordon (Monique) Peppers of OR.

He is survived by his siblings: Ralph (Ruby) Holloman, Steven “Buck” (Sharon)

Holloman, Delise “Lyttle” (Monique) Holloman of MD, Denise “Biggie” (Shawn) Holloman-Murphy of VA, and Ruby Holloman of Granby as well as 25 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; and a world of nieces, nephews and friends that he loved and cherished. Special friends Joseph (Linda) Smith of Boston and James Mitchell (Dam Sam) of Middletown, David Gonzalez of Willimantic, and Calvin Hood of Hartford. To list all the family and friends who were blessed by John’s life would take FAR more space than this already-long presentation, and possibly the Internet, could contain.

John’s children, grandchildren and great grands as well as extended children gave him so much joy, and the opportunity to see four generations of his family. God is good! We are sure that John has the blessing of spreading his wings while seeing the “fruits of labor” from family and that makes him even more proud as he looks down over them and their work, with love, pride, and joy.

John was predeceased by his parents John Holloman Sr. and Jannie D. (Swain) Holloman, and brother Larry Holloman.

He was very blessed by being able to be there for others, he always worked tirelessly, with the conviction that his true legacy would come through the family and church and through the power of the God he so loved. One’s true legacy, and true source of pride, was in that for which he took the least amount of credit.

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