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Alexander Holland


Sunrise: December 5, 1951

Sunset: November 18, 2020

Alexander (Smith) Holland, 69, of Chesapeake VA passed away and got his wings on November 18th, 2020 of a chronic medical condition, where he managed his illness with strength and grace and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. On his final day, he was surrounded by his child Tonia. Who he adored more than anything else in the world.
Alexander studied at Thomas Nelson Community College, majoring in Science. Whilst serving in the U.S. Army. At 24 he was stationed in Germany. Where he enjoyed the country and the culture.

He later than met his ex-wife, Patricia Vaughan at that time now Mrs. Patricia Manuel. They spent a long marriage together and had one child. He then worked at the shipyard for numerous years as a production worker. In his spare time he definitely enjoyed spending time with his Bowling League. This was his happy place. He also enjoyed time with his family and also loved crabbing. My father loved to cook and certainly loved to eat…especially anything with gravy. He was a devoted spouse
and amazing father to Tonia. And there bond was unbreakable. Years and years have passed and the couple were no longer married, but they still kept in contact with each other and checked on each other every week for many years…And ending on every call he would always say “ I still love you”. My father use to always tell me that “Family is Important and always remember that”. This is how he chose to live his life always trying to be there for family and friends, even if he didn’t have.

Alexander survives and leaves behind his only child, Mrs. Tonia S. Holland-Huff; son in law, Wendell T. Huff; grandchildren, Ianna G. Huff, Khloe N. Huff and Isaiah M. Huff, whom he loved them all dearly. He is also survived by his siblings; eldest brother, William Smith (deceased), Leroy Smith and his spouse, Myrtle Smith; sister, Julia Smith Manley; brothers, Steven Smith and Anthony Holland (Chystell); biological parents, Wilroy and Maggie Smith and adoptive parents, Charles and Mary Holland. He leaves behind many neices and nephews and two good friends Jeanette Farrell and Debra Richardson, whom have been a good friend to him throughout the years.

One of Alexander’s biggest accomplishments was being a father. He wanted children  and considered himself lucky enough to have his one child. Tonia called her dad her superhero and even as an adult, still see him that way. He wasn’t always there
physically but he taught me to enjoy every moment life has to offer and to always make wise decisions.

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    Clarence & Rev. Arlethia Drumgoole says

    Sincere Condolence to the Family. Stay strong, hold your head up. God Speed!

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      Tonia Huff says

      Thank you so much Mr. and Mrs. Drumgoole, that really means alot. Prayer is the only thing I can do.
      Love The Huff’s.

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    Bob and Pam Brezinski says

    We are sorry to hear about the passing of Alex. We worked with him at Craft Machine Works. May God be with you and your family
    at this time and grant you peace.

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    Angela jenkins says

    Praying for the family.He will greatly be missed.

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