Roosevelt Holloman, Sr., was born on July 17, 1940, to the late Sarah Holloman and Eligah Holloman, Sr., in Virginia Beach, Virginia. On October 6, 2019, he departed peacefully into eternal rest; free from all pain and suffering. He was predeceased by his sister Dorothy Holloman Bowen, brother Eligah Holloman, Jr., sister Rose Holloman, and grandson Johnathan Holloman. His memory will be forever cherished and honored by his devoted wife Gladiola Holloman of 61 years, daughter Joann Vaughn (Drake), son Roosevelt Holloman, Jr. (Marie), daughter Mary Ann Mendez (Toni), son Randy Holloman, Sr. (Rhonda), and son Shaun Knox (Melissa), 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Joseph Holloman, Sarah (Doll) Mason, Robert (Pop) Holloman, Sr., Lilly B. Holloman, Ulysses Holloman, Freda Newkirk, Barbara Jeffrey, Gene S. Holloman, Sr., and Carolyn Tillett, and a host of other nieces and nephews.
He was an industrious and zealous individual who was driven to succeed in every endeavor. His career included retiring from the City of Chesapeake, and as an entreprenteur, owning his own business, Holloman Enterprises. He gave his life to Christ and joined Christ Empowered Ministries, Inc., where his son and daughter-in-law serve as pastors. He served in the church, and was mostly known for his hospitality as an usher. He loved quartet music by the Canton Spirituals, the Williams Brothers, and Lee Williams. Although we will greatly miss him, the memories of his life are everlasting. His counsel to every one was “you better have some”.