Final_Celebration of Life for Charlotte Holloway



Victor Gaines, Fredrick Gaines, Sterling Mitchell, Sean Mitchell, Willie Gipson, Jr., Calvin Payne, Jr., Kenneth Muhammad & Roger Scruggs Kerry Thompson, Robert Overstreet, Cal Samples , Garry Wilson, Chandler E. Johnson, Brendan Holloway Donald Holloway & Wayne Gaines HONORARY: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT


On behalf of our families we extend our deepest gratitude for your presence and support during this difficult time. Your kind words, gestures, and condolences have provided us comfort and strength. Thank you for honoring the memory of our beloved Mother - Lana Johnson & Eric Holloway



For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. - Phil. 1:21

Processional leaving from the church to: Laurel Land Memorial Park 6300 S. R.L. Thornton Fwy. Dallas, TX 75232

Following the funeral at Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Close friends and family please.

God saw you getting tired, And a cure was not to be; So he put his arms around you, And whispered, “Come to me”. With tearful eyes we watched you, And saw you pass away; Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

FEBRUARY 3, 2024 @11AM

ANTIOCH FELLOWSHIP MBC 7550 S. Hampton Rd. Dallas, TX

Love, Barbara, Beverly, Cheryl & Sandra



was born on February 2, 1959, to the parentage of Robert Lee Sr. and Ruby Faye (nee Gaines) Overstreet in Dallas, Texas and departed this Earth on January 28, 2024. Her father, Robert Sr., and sister, Willie Delois “Mickey” Ford preceded her in death. Charlotte, known by close friends and family as “Vern,” was raised in Dallas, Texas, where she attended DISD schools and graduated from Skyline High School in 1977. Charlotte went on to become a respiratory therapist, working at St. Paul and Baylor Hospitals. Charlotte, always striving to learn more and better the lives of her family as a single mother, often working more than one job, obtained an AA, a BA in Social Services from the University of North Texas, and finally, an MA in Professional Counseling from Amberton University in 2016. Charlotte was a social worker who worked for Dallas MetroCare Services as a case manager and, ultimately, a contractor for the state of Texas in El Paso at the border. As an adult, Charlotte, who had long prior accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, rededicated her life to Him. She not only introduced her children (and countless others) to Christ, among many other crucial lessons, she wanted them to know that a relationship with Jesus was personal and something they should not enter into lightly, but after self study and understanding of what such dedication truly meant. Over her years with us, Charlotte was a servant leader in the church as a member of the choir and a teacher in the children's church. At the time of her passing, she was a faithful member of Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Charlotte leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Ruby; stepmother, Elmarie; two children: Lana (Chandler) Johnson and Eric (Kayla) Holloway; six grandchildren: Chandler Ellis, Brendan, Corinne, Kaydon, Kellan, and Baylee; four siblings: Kerry Thompson, Carolyn (Kenneith) Hatley, Robert Jr., Delicia (Rontrek) Floyd, four nieces: Lanita, Natosha, Kara and Daja, four nephews: Clinton, Gary Jr., Robert III “Tray” and Dylan; plus a host of extended family and friends.

PROCESSIONAL & VIEWING Opening Hymn................................AFMBC Music Ministry Old Testament Reading..........................Elder Michael Rose New Testament Reading.....................Minister Shirley Neal Prayer........................................................ Pastor Chris Wesley Selection..............................................AFMBC Music Ministry

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. - John 14:17

Resolutions....................................................Church & Others Expressions...........................................Select Family/Friends Video Tribute........................................From the Family Eulogy.......................................................Pastor Cheryl Wesley Prayer for Family......................................Pastor Chris Wesley BENEDICTION & RECESSIONAL

Vern’s strength, tenacity, sense of humor, love of children, and laughter will be greatly missed by us all.




My Aunt Vern was always the happiest person in the room. She could convince anyone to have a good time, and brought everyone out of their shell. She taught me the valuable lesson of being true to myself, living a life filled with joy, and leaning on the strength of the LORD when I really needed to. I could always count on her mischievous grin and antics as she came up with some new way to bring a smile to all our f aces. I hope to see that same smile when I make my way up to heaven, too. We met on the playground of our elementary school oh so many years ago, and immediately became best friends. We were BFF’s long before it was a thing. We talked on the phone everyday of our lives, sometimes two, three even four times a day or more about nothing, and about everything. HELEN (GRAHAM) JACKSON

My older sister always said I just had to do things my own way. She called me stubborn, but I liked to walk to the beat of my own drum just like she did. My older sister was a little mischievous a little sweet, and she could always see the best in people.

She collected friends and they were all very different, yet she understood them for who they were. She loved her family, unconditionally, and was never judgmental. And although she wasn’t always visible, she knew how to show up just when you needed her most. I admired her ability to find joy in places where most people could only see negativity. She had an offbeat sense of humor, but I think that added to her appeal. I’ll always carry some of the things she taught me in my heart and I count it a blessing to be her sister. She taught me to laugh out loud and she pushed me to be the best version of myself without saying a word. She didn’t say much about who she was, but she made sure to show me. I’ll forever love, admire, and respect her as a woman of virtue.

To our beloved mother, you were a guiding light and source of unwavering love. Your nurturing embrace and unwavering support shaped us into the people we are today. Your selflessness and dedication to us will forever be etched in our hearts. Though we grieve your loss deeply, We find solace in the memories we shared and the values you instilled.You made the most out of your dash (1959-2024) and showed us how to make the most out of ours. Your life and love will be forever in our hearts, as we continue to fight the good fight of faith. Your grandchildren and their grandchildren will know how virtuous their Mema was. We love you to eternity until we meet again. LANA & ERIC

You left the other night without a word, and when I heard about it, I was shocked and saddened, but not surprised. When I took the time to sit with it and thought about it all I was ok with it, because I knew that you were ready. I pray that you are now resting in the arms of the Savior. I know that you knew him and that you remained faithful. I recall several of our conversations when I would ask if you were ok, your response would be “I won’t complain because God’s got me.” You fought the good fight and have finished your race and you endured as a good soldier.

Now there is laid up for you a Crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award you on that day.

As I think of you right now, I’m praying that you are healed and whole and are able to peek over from heaven’s way and see all that is taking place to honor and celebrate you. Vern, I will miss you girl, but I shall never forget you. We held on for life. (Friendship)


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