The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1908 Dozier Road, Ellaville, Georgia. Reverend William Laster, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow at the Galilee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Highway 19 North in Ellaville, Georgia.
Mrs. Vernice Hollis was born May 22, 1937 in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia to the late William Thomas Collier and Addie Lee Morrison Collier. Two siblings, Henry Collier, Sr. and William Collier, Jr., and one daughter-in-law, Cynthia Renee Johnson Hollis, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Vernice Hollis was united in Holy matrimony to the late Deacon Dan Hollis on May 9, 1959. To this union, they were blessed with seven children. She was educated in the Schley County Public School System. At an early age, she joined Ebenezer Baptist Church where she faithfully served as a Deaconess and on the Mother Board until her health declined. In 1999, she retired from Cooper Lighting in Americus, Georgia after working there for approximately 25 years.
She was a spectacular baker and the “best” cook in the world, and was known for her delicious home-made cakes. Almost every Sunday afternoon, her family gathered at her home to enjoy a feast fit for a king, prepared by her. She loved her family dearly and practically raised most of her grandchildren and even her great grandchildren until her health declined. She welcomed everyone into her home with open arms and never wanted to let her guests leave without giving them something from her kitchen to take home including her delicious home-made preserves.
Left to cherish her precious memories are her loving and devoted children, Nina Hollis Smith of Ellaville, Georgia, Randy Hollis (Pat) of Americus, Georgia, Steve Hollis of Ellaville, Georgia, Becky Hollis DeLaney (Ben) of Warner Robins, Georgia, Vanessa Hollis of Ellaville, Georgia, Ted Hollis, Sr. (Sandra) of Americus, Georgia, and Kirk Hollis (Michelle) of Albany, Georgia; thirteen grandchildren, Torell Barker (Arthtricia), Tameka Hollis, Bradley Johnson, Leticia Edwards Banks (Anthonio), Venus Hollis, Lee A. Edwards, Jr. (Falicia), Yashika Hollis, Tanisha Hollis, Melissa Hollis Porter (Hezorn), Sandria Hollis, Ted Hollis, Jr., Cody Hollis, & Joy Hollis; twenty great grandchildren; siblings, John Collier of Akron, Ohio, David (Doris) Collier of Albany, Georgia, Geraldine Collier Drone (Alphonso) of Akron, Ohio, Mattie Walker of Buena Vista, Georgia; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Lacy Collier of Rockford, Illinois, Glazella Collier of Miami, Florida, Mary Ellen Curry (Charlie) of Atlanta, Georgia, Virginia Hollis of College Park, Georgia, and Lemar Hollis of Jonesboro, Georgia, and Laura Hollis of Racine, Wisconsin; her nieces and nephews including devoted niece & nephews, Ethel Hollis Campbell, Darryl Aldridge, & Anthony Hollis, all of Ellaville, Georgia and Christopher Hollis of San Diego, California; a host of other relatives and friends.
MAY GOD'S HOLY WORD BE A COMFORT AT THIS TIME. GOD LOVES YOU ALL AND SO DO I. THE FAMILY HAS MY PRAYERS.
SHERRY F. OLIVER
May God uplift your hearts and spirit during this time of mourning. Stay Blessed and keep her legacy alive. To my friend; Arthtricia Barker, it's time for you to bake some home made cakes for the family now. Take Care and continue to hold onto God's unchanging hands.
God has called another one of his faithful servant home.We loved her,but God loved her more. Her hugs,kisses, and her saying "I love You" will be missed from our church family. Trust God Family and he will take care of you all.
Ebenezer Baptist Church Family, Ellaville, Ga.
We will miss you dearly. We love you so much.
Mattie Bell Haynes-Martha Shelton
our prayers are with you.may God bless you.
Ida Mae Lampkins&Ma Susie Hart&Family.
"Then shalt thou call,and the Lord shall answer;thou shalt cry,and He shall say, "Here I am." ISAIAH 58:9
You all are in our prayers.....
William(Crow)Clemons and Family
With Deepest Sympathy in The Loss of Your Mother
Losing someone so close to use is so difficult,
things appear meaningless and life just seems unfair...
But as time passes your loss will get easier, it's true, and cherished memories help to keep your mother close to you.
The Patrick Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, may God continue to bless each of you.
The Tatum Family (Robbi Tatum Ware, Michael Tatum, Jeff Tatum, Ruby Tatum, Sylvia Tatum (puddin) and Jackie Tatum.
TO THE HOLLIS FAMILY WE ALL LOVED MRS.VERNICE BUT GOD LOVED HER MORE,WE ARE GOING TO MISS HER AT EBENEZER.OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.BE STRONG AND TRUST IN THE LORD,HE WON'T PUT NO MORE ON YOU THAN YOU CAN BEAR.
DEA.CHARLIE JONES,JR,SIS.EMMA JEAN JONES AND FAMILY
Your are in our prayers and thoughts,during your time of sorrows. Continue to lean and depend on God
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish your wonderful memories forever.
David & Melanie Thomas
We pray peace and comfort to you. Allow God's love to comfort you when times get hard and allow Him to remind you of the wonderful memories you hold in your hearts to cherish forever.
Woodrow and Angela Terry
We love you all and send our deepest prayers and thoughts to you. Words cannot express the pain and sorrow you feel. Keep the love strong with your family.
The late Jessie James and Annie Julia Brown family (Shirley, Linda, Bug, Cathy, Pap, Lee, Mary, Bernice, Kenneth, Steve and Stacey)
Randy-Pat & The Hollis Family
My hearts goes out to you at
this very difficult time may
God be with you and your family.
To the family of the late Vernice Collier Hollis, may your faith in the Lord comfort and keep you during the home going of your love one. We will continue to pray with you and for you.
Love, Joe & Gail White /Jacksonville, FL
"Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me." John 14:1
Evelyn Greene Hayes
I send my most heart felt sympathy to the Hollis family. May God give you the strength to keep the legacy your parents formed alive.
Janice Clark-Howard, Columbus, Ga
Kirk, Michelle,Cody and Joy my prayers are with you all and the Hollis family during this most difficult time.
To Kirk, Michelle, Cody and Joy & the entire Hollis family. My prayers are sent to our Heavenly Father on your behalf. May peace and comfort surround you.
Sonya Walker - Albany, GA
She will be missed terribly but all is in God's Hands my prayers will be with you all God can give you the strength to make it be Blessed
we will miss you very much i loved you then and i love you now but God loved you best he will renew our strength day by day be strong my family God is still in charge.
Rev. C.D. Aldridge,Jr.
I love them both as if they were my parents much love to the family