Janelle Holland

July 20, 1944 - August 22, 2001

07/20/1944 - 08/22/2001

Portsmouth-Janelle Holland, 57, died August 22, 2001 in a local hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Denton and Vernelle Denton Carter.

Janelle was a licensed clinical social worker who recently retired from E.V.M.S. She worked for the Norfolk Community Services Board for almost 10 years. She was a member of the Unitarian Church of Norfolk.

She is survived by her loving partner of almost 21 years, Carol L. Nelson; her daughter, Cristine Holland-Zapata and her grandson, James Zapata; as well as many friends who were like family.

A memorial service will be held 2pm , Saturday, September 15 at the Unitarian Church of Norfolk with Rev. Danny Reed officiating.

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Donna Ruth
7 years ago

Carol, I am so sorry to hear about Janelle. Please know that your old A Street friends are thinking and praying for you. We all regret taking so long to realize what great neighbors we had in both of you. I really enjoyed the talks I had with Janelle here at

the health department and think often of the support she offered when things just weren’t going well. What a tremendous person with such a big heart.

I wish you comfort and peace…

Donna

Leigh Northrup
7 years ago

Carol; I am thinking of you and am so sorry about Janelle. I loved her so much. May God give you peace and good friends to ease your pain. Love Leigh.

Jorge Sague
7 years ago

Janelle was a wonderful individual that helped me with the youth group Youth Out United. She always had time for the kids and their problems. While at EVMS she continued to assist those that were hopeless and she helped lift them up. She is a great loss to our community. My prayers go out to her family, she will be greatly missed.

Jorge Sague

TAMMY ARTIS & KELLIE JORDAN
7 years ago

TO:CAROL NELSON AND FAMILY

OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. WE WILL MISS JANELL VERY MUCH. LETS BE THANKFUL FOR THE TIME WE ALL HAD WITH HER