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Kenneth Holloway


Sunrise: March 27, 1947

Sunset: June 18, 2020

During the early morning of Thursday, June 18, 2020, Kenneth Holloway quietly transitioned from his earthly home to eternal rest at Governors Glen Assisted Living in Atlanta, Georgia. Born March 27, 1947, he was the son of the late Emma Holloway Blackmon and David Blackmon.

Kenneth grew up in the Seatack Community of Virginia Beach, Virginia and was a proud 1965 graduate of Union Kempsville High School. He continued his studies at Norfolk State College (now University). He accepted Christ at an early age and throughout his childhood as well as into early adulthood, he was a member of First Lynnhaven Baptist Church. Later after marrying, he joined St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Church located in Norfolk, Virginia where he served in several church ministries.  During his last years in Virginia, he became a member of First Baptist South Hill.

Kenneth later relocated to Atlanta, Georgia with his daughter, son, son in law and grandsons. While in Atlanta, he greatly enjoyed worshipping with his family and subsequently joined Zion Hill Baptist Church, Atlanta. One of his joys was singing in the choir.

He retired after thirty one years of employment with International Longshoremen Association Local 1970. He also served as Vice President of ILA Local 1970, as well as Container Inspector for the Port of Hampton Roads.  He was well known by many for his dedication and commitment to causes which impacted the union.  He was part of many negotiation sessions to advocate for fairness and job security.

Kenneth was a Past Master of Excelsior Lodge #87 Prince Hall Mason and his fraternal affiliation also included his membership with Arabia Temple No. 12 Shriners Lodge in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Kenneth was known for his giving spirit, his engaging dimpled smile, his wit and his love of music, especially gospel and R&B.  Often in his later days, he would be comforted through songs even singing along with the music.  His other love was children.  One of Kenneth’s joys was the time he had to be with his grandsons and children of his family.  Affectionately called PaPa by his grandchildren, he got countless hours of pleasure whether he was talking with them, playing with them, attending events, watching movies or any of the many things that he had the opportunity to partake with his family.

Kenny is survived by his son Kenneth Antwone Holloway of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Nicole Davis of Atlanta, GA; their mother, Sharon Holloway of Chesapeake; son-in-law, Tariq Davis of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Jazz Thomas of Virginia Beach;  grandsons, Brayden Davis, Bryce Davis, Ayden Holloway, Braxton Davis of Atlanta, GA and Micah Thomas of Virginia Beach; nephew, Deon German (Crystal) of Suffolk, VA; his special niece and nephew, Diona German of Norfolk, VA and Justin German of Virginia Beach; several cousins, godchildren, other relatives, friends, and schoolmates.

Kenny will be greatly missed by all who knew him and he will forever be in our hearts.

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    Bishop Bernard Williams, D.D. says

    I am deeply saddened to learn of Kenneth’s passing. Growing up in Virginia Beach, we were very good friends. We attended Church together at First Lynnhaven Baptist. and until I left the area remained in contact. I pray for the strength and comfort of his family during this difficult time.

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    Renee Cherry-Veal says

    We love yall and are praying for you everyday.

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    Addie Bradley says

    My Heartfelt Condolences to the Holloway and Davis Families. I was so saddened to hear of Kenny’s passing!
    May the memories of your father and the caring thoughts of others comfort you. ♥️🙏🏽♥️

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    Ethel Spain says

    To the family of Kenneth Holloway, our prayers and heartfelt condolences are with you. May you fine comfort in each other at this time, God bless each of you.

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    Walter R.and Christy A. Hunt says

    May the lord comfort you at this time and after with the lost of your love one.

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    Francess Cooper says

    Kenny was my next door neighbor for most of our Seatack life. We grew up together. Truly sorry to hear of his passing. I pray for family strength at this time.

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    Joyce McNair says

    I was sadden to hear of Kenny’s passing. We considered ourselves brother and sister with different parents. We also worked with the ILA for over ten years together. Will certainly miss that dimpled smile, his kindness and that keen sense of humor. I extend sincere condolences to his family, and pray that God’s love and the wonderful memories you share of him will comfort you.

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    Jacqueline Alexander says

    My condolences to you and your family May God comfort and you and keep you all in perfect peace know that the family of Mr Holloway is in my prayers

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    June I. King says

    I am so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. We grew up together in Seatack and attended elementary and high school together. We were both members of the Class of ’65 of UKHS. He was always laughing and smiling and making everyone else laugh. May God comfort you during this difficult time and may your memories of Kenny bring a smile to your face. He will be missed by me and the Class of ’65.

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    John and Carolyn Lowery says

    With Sympathy:
    May your heart be filled with warm thoughts and treasured moments of your dearly departed loved one. Our prayers are with you.
    “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” Mathew. 5:4

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    Eugene A. Benjamin Sr. says

    To one of the most loving brothers who was raised in the Seatack section of Virginia Beach Virginia! We the Benjamin’s will miss him and remember that affectionate smile that would light up the communitu..

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    James and Michele McCoy says

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Kenny. We have such great memories of our times in Georgetown together. God’s blessings to the family. May Kenny’s soul rest in heaven.

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    Elnora P. Green (Norfolk, VA) says

    I was deeply saddened to read of Kenneth’s passing. He was a dear cousin. His great aunt Alice Holloway Walden was my grandmother. I share in your sorrow. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories he left to us all. God Bless!

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    Yvonne Payne Davis (Virginia Beach) says

    I am a distant cousin of Kenneth’s and I am heartbroken to learn of his passing. I will remember Kenneth’s beautiful smile and his warm friendliness, always. I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!

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