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Elizabeth Ruth Holly
December 4, 1932 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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A service to remember Elizabeth Ruth Gatson Holly, age 90, of Columbia, South Carolina, will take place on Friday, September 15, at 11:00 am at Bethlehem Baptist Church, located at 1218 Lyon Street in Columbia, South Carolina, burial will follow at the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens on 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to service, there will be an open viewing on Thursday, September 14, 2023, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, followed by a wake from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Pearson's Funeral Home 4508 N. Main Street Columbia, South Carolina. Elizabeth Ruth Gatson Holly was born in Dunbarton, SC, on December 4, 1932, to her late parents, Harry and Jessie Gatson. She was a dedicated member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and cherished spending time with her family and friends. Throughout her life, Elizabeth Holly was a shining example of love and kindness, and her boundless generosity touched the lives of countless individuals. She shared this gift in her career as a retired Nurse Aide at Mayfair Nursing Home, impacting everyone she encountered. Elizabeth Holly was preceded in death by her father, and mother, and three sisters: Thelma Ellis, Mary Vaughn and Allean Conner, as well as her brother, Harold Gatson. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin F. Holly, her daughters Jacqueline R.(Gregory) Holly-Maynard, Donna (Keith) Holly-Groomes, Nicole (Eric) Holly-Crichlow, and son Mark (Carol) H. Holly. She was a devoted grandmother to her grandsons Andrew, Ethan, Devynn, Emory, and Benjamin, sister in-law Dorothy Holly Kirby, and she had a host of nieces and nephews. Her love for the family knew no bounds and she took immense pride in their accomplishments, serving as their guiding star through life's challenges and triumphs.