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William Melvin Holley, Jr.


Sunrise: October 18, 1940

Sunset: October 13, 2020

William M. Holley, Jr. 79, from Norfolk, VA passed peacefully October 13, 2020. William graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, class of 1960 and was a member of Saint John’s AME Church in Norfolk, VA, where he was a member of the Lay Organization, Noon Day Bible Study Group and the Men’s Day Choir. William was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving our country in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army.

William is predeceased by his parents, William M. Holley, Sr and Lucille Allen Lowe; sisters, Sandra Lowe, Amy Lowe and Georgianna Smith. William leaves to cherish his memoires, his sister, Claudine Allen Gray and Brother Harvey T. Allen, Jr. (Delores).

Viewing Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Michelle Swarthout says

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Karnita told me how full of life he was and what an amazing man he was. Prayers and thoughts go out to the family. God Bless and stay safe.

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    Wesley and Sandra Bishop says

    Rest in peace Uncle Melvin. I am so glad God allowed our paths to cross.s

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    Alvina Scott says

    I am so sad to learn the passing of my neighbor and loyal friend William. We were members of the BTW Class of ’60.
    He always had a cheerful personality and loved to joke.
    My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God grant you Peace during this difficult time.

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    Tony and Sherry Brooks says

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our dear friend and Brother. May God Bless the Family he will truly be missed 🙏

    Blessing
    Tony and Sherry Brooks

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    Barbara A Crawford says

    I am sad to learn of William’s passing. He was a blessing and friend extraordinaire. Kind, laughter, committed, loyal, dependable, fine dresser, and compassionate are some of the words that come to mind when thinking about him.
    May God bring comfort to his family during this time and bless each of you. My prayers are with you.
    Barbara Crawford

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    Harvey T Allen lll. says

    What I wouldn’t give to hear one of your stories that you have told me a thousand times you are missed and still loved. Rest well. Love you uncle Melvin ❤

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