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Bobbie Nell Herndon Holley, of Newnan, Georgia, passed away on February 13, 2021.
Mrs. Holley was born on June 14, 1943 in Panama City, Florida to Jessie Willard and Eula Mae (Smith) Herndon. She grew up in Bainbridge, Ga along with her brother and sister. Bobbie attended Bainbridge High School where she graduated in 1961. The previous year, on October 1st, 1960, she married the love of her life, Frank J. Holley, after writing letters back and forth for months while he was stationed overseas. The two fell in love and spent an amazing 60 years together. Bobbie became a military wife, strong and unwavering, and the two were stationed in many different places, from the United States to Paris, Germany, and back stateside in several different states. When it was time to move to the next base, her husband never had to worry about Bobbie taking care of the children, the moving, and meeting him there.
Mrs. Holley worked in insurance and property management throughout her life. She was a devout Conservative Baptist and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Valdosta for 32 years before moving to Newnan, where she became a member of the First Baptist Church of Newnan for the remaining 4 years of her life. More than anything else, Bobbie loved her family and cooking. She was very well known to cook for her church family and events and also her neighbors. She spent her years taking care of her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and attending baseball games.
Mrs. Holley was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband: Frank J. Holley; her children: Christie Olde (Paul) of New Braunfels, TX, Lisa Aguero (Oscar) of Valdosta, GA, Pam Danbury (Bill) of Newnan, GA, and Buddy Holley (Mary) of Strawberry Plains, TN; grandchildren: Chuck Danbury, Ryan Danbury (Audrey), Samantha Olde, Michael Olde (Kerstin). Parker Holley, Chase Holley, David Holley, Haley Aguero, and Kimsey Aguero; and great-grandchildren: Jenna Hickman, Whitney Danbury, Jordan Matthews (Jackson), Cannon Danbury, Case Danbury, and Ace Olde, Her Brother: J.W. Herndon, Jr., Rome, GA, Her Sister: Frances (Burt) Poitevient, Faceville, GA. and many nieces and nephews.
The family will be having a private service due to Covid. In Lieu of flowers the family is asking that you send donations in Memory of Bobbie Holley to one of the following charities:
To donate by check or over the phone: Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International, 11 Plaza Dr., Hattiesburg, MS 39402, (601)544-3586. Missionaries-South Asia, Kevin and Cynthia Weldon. Gift in Memory of Bobbie Holley.
To donate online: www.BMDMI.org go to giving link at the top of the website, select the tab for DIRECT MY GIFT TO: scroll down to Missionaries-South Asia, Kevin and Cynthia Weldon. Under additional comments, gift in memory of Bobbie Holley.
Coweta Pregnancy Services: Mail check to 29 Brown Street, Newnan, GA 30263 or donate online www.coweta-ps.org, Donate, then choose Bobbie Holley.
The Holley family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville, GA 30214. Messages of condolence can be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com
LOFTON WILLIS says
I AM VERY SAD TO HEAR ABOUT THIS=BOBBIE NELL WAS A CLASSMATE OF MINE AMD BOBBIE NELL WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT NEW HER = LOFTON WILLIS
LOFTON WILLIS says
BOBBIE NELL WAS A CLASSMATE OF MINE AT BAINBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL [BHS] BAINBRIDGE GEORGIA BOBBIE NELL WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT NEW HER LOFTON WILLIS
Memorie Cloud Halstead says
I always enjoyed seeing the family pictures. It was quite a TRIBE as my husband calls our family.
We attended school together and several years ago as we were traveling thru Valdosta in our motorhome from one Habitat Build to another and we stopped and had lunch with them.
She was a very special, talented lady and loved people.
J W Herndon says
J W Herndon
My sister was quite a lady She and Frank Always came up and stake with me and she took great care of me and Frank while I was getting well. I will miss her for the rest of my days. I guess the good lord needed another great cook and boy he got one.
Nan Fletcher says
She always had a smile for me…. or a hand to hold. She was a treasure. Thinking of the family and saying heartfelt prayers for all who loved her.🙏
Love, Nan Fletcher
Sue Clary says
Sure did love and enjoy Bobbie at FBC. We missed her and Frank at the Food Ministry when they moved …..we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace. Sue and Jim Clary
Ron Hatchett says
We are very sorry that you have lost such a wonderful mother and grandmother! Our prayers are with you during this time of loss. Your friends, Sara and Ron Hatchett
Missy Ingram Belcher says
My prayers are with the family. Ms Bobby Nell was a great Christian lady and I loved her dearly. She was always there for our family in time of need.
Jean R. Dorcheus says
Sam and I have known Bobbie Nell since we moved to Commonwealth nearly three years ago. I found her intelligent, fun, talented , and devout in her love of God. I enjoyed visiting with her on her front porch and talking about everything and nothing. She was a special lady and will be missed by us.
Kay Hogan says
Randy and I are so blessed to met Bobbie . She was a joy to know.
Randy and kay Hogan
Randy Beckham says
Bobbie was one of the most unique personalities I’ve ever met. She always had a gleam in her eye and a smile on her face. If you were around Bobbie you always felt at home. She was a giving, caring, gracious southern lady. She was the kind of person that you were proud to say was a best friend. Bobbies love was her bond. Her children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors all knew where she stood. She loved to laugh and caring enough to cry. Rose and I will miss her greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
Marie James says
So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady loved her dearly.
Sammy and Marie James
Melissa Stephens says
We loved Bobbie and always loved being around her smile and laughter that you brought to any gathering! Michael and I will treasure the memories of her taking care of ALL of us singles (before she married us off) and more memories made after as part of the FBC Valdosta Family!! We will miss her! God Bless.
Shirley and Roger says
Bobbi was a great neighbor. It was always a pleasure to see her smiling face.
She will be missed
Eveann Howard says
Bobbie always had a sweet smile and waved from her front porch as I passed by on my way to the mailbox here at Commonwealth. She was a beautiful lady. “Christians never say goodbye forever. We always say until we meet again.”
Barbara and Dick McSherry says
We will miss a generous smiling lady. May she rest in Peace
Sherry Cape says
Bobbie was such a wonderful person. She was always so happy and genuine and had a smile on her face. I will miss seeing her when I pass their porch. She was so giving and passed her wonderful cooking to those in the neighborhood! She was one of a kind and I as well as all of Commonwealth will miss her terribly!
Kay LeVaughn says
Bobbie was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever met. Even though I only knew her a short time, right away I could feel her goodness and love for not only her sweet family but for everyone! She had a beautiful smile and a positive manner. I enjoyed talking with her. My prayers are with her family. She will be greatly missed!!
Ken & Neva says
All of Commonwealth will miss Bobbie’s smiling face. She was such a kind and giving person and I will miss visiting with her on my way to the mail hut.
Keith Driver says
Frank, Pam and Bill and the rest of the family my prayers are with you. What a special lady, doing for others. She will be missed not only by her family but by all that came in contact with her. Our prayers will be for you in the days ahead as adjustments are made. Know that neighbors are here for you and stand ready to assist in any way that we can. Lots of Love
Kelly Kearney says
Im so sorry, I will never stop hearing her laugh and seeing her smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you Frank and family.
Clementene McFarland/Bill McFarland says
Billy and Clem McFarland, neighbors of Frank and Bobbie Holley. She was a very nice person. We met her when she and her husband (Frank) moved The Commonwealth at Calumet. May memories of happy times you shared help to ease your loss and bring comfort to you now. We will continue to hold the family in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
Frances Rayburn says
Bobbi embraced me with a heart of kindness and generosity, She pampered me with the most delicious food during my illness. I will miss her presences and her gift of blessing others. Heaven has received an Angel.
To Frank: The love you shared has not ended but transformed into a heartfelt of treasured memories. Let those memories comfort you now in this time of grief, Let the tears and sadness take you through your pain to ease the heartache as you slowly see the dawn of a new day.
To the Family: My heart reaches out to you at this painful time, offering love,comfort and friendship.The goodness of her soul is shining on you right now.
Greg and Merri Chapman says
We love you all! We are so sorry !
You’re in our prayers!
james stephen pitts says
LOVED her….gone too soon, but we know where she landed 🙂
Lynnpetermann@yahoo.com Petermann says
Lisa, I’m so sorry I didn’t know your sweet mom. She sounds like a jewel and I know you will miss her terribly. Please accept my sincerest condolences.
KELLIE FESLER says
What a beautiful lady inside and out! She was such a blessing to many!
Candice Wright says
Bobbie will be missed as a friend and neighbor at the Commonwealth. Frank and family are in my prayers. Take comfort that she is in God”s hands now and is suffering no more.
Bobbie was one of the most compassionate Pearson I have ever met. Her love for her family was very apparent. Her love for the members of the Hope class was right on her sleeve for all to see. Her love for her Neighbors was told with tears. Bobbie could be summed up in one-word LOVE. She will be missed greatly by Joyce and me but the memory of Bobbie will go on. We will meet you at the Eastern Gate, my FRIEND
Sam and Charlotte Colvert says
Charlotte and I have grown to love Bobbie. She was a wonderful lady who loved her Sunday School class, her church and her family. What a fantastic legacy to leave to those who knew and loved her. She will be missed. Though we are mourning her loss, we are rejoicing at her home going, knowing we will all be together for eternity.
Kelly Elliott says
Buddy, I am so very sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Brenda Thrasher says
Oh such a special lady and friend . She and I had our own special way of greeting each other and it was due to her wit and humor! This happened about 25 or more years ago at First Baptist Church in Valdosta in the Fellowship Hall ! I have missed her so much since she moved and I will always treasure the memories !! My thoughts and prayers are with this special family!
Edsel Houseworth says
What a wonderful person! Joy personified! I wish I had known her better and for longer.
Hal Drake says
Bobby was such a sweet and wonderful person and I’m glad that I knew her all these years. God has such a wonderful person in heaven. Pam, Christie, Frank, and Buddy I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Susan Crawford says
Bobbie was a wonderful lady. Enjoyed knowing her and will really miss her cheerful smile. So gracious and kind.
Elsie Daniell says
It’s always hard to lose someone you love but from what I’ve read, Ms Bobbie was a very special lady. God bless your family and know that Jesus is taking very special care of her—-she was a jewel.
Ellen and Tim Golden says
To Frank and the Holley family,
We just read Bobbie’s obituary and want you to know how very sorry we are for your loss. Bobbie sure made a difference while she was here and touched a lot of people in her special way. I always enjoyed talking with Her especially her humor. She loved her family and was very proud of each of you. She will be missed by all. We will keep you all in our prayers as we know she is in a better place.
Carol Hatcher Ahrens says
I met Mrs. Holley in Stuttgart, Germany when I was a sophomore in high school. I was friends with her daughters, and did I get a Southern taste of life from her! The cooking, the “schooling”….I learned a lot and spent a lot of time in her kitchen. My mother asked me why I spent so much time at the Holley’s….it took me a long time to explain that to her……the Holley’s house was the place to be. My eyes were wide open! Mrs Holley knew EVERYTHING going on with the teenagers her kids hung around, and made it a point to let us know that….we didn’t mind, she was a firm but sweet lady at a time when we needed it! Then, spent time at the FL beaches with her and the girls…..and eventually kept in touch via facebook and boy, did I look forward to those Christmas letters she and her husband sent to me…loved every one of them! To her family: I am truly sad for each of you, but never ever forget all the great times she brought. Oh, and another thing: she taught this yankee the proper way to say and usage of “y’all”….only the way a proper Southern woman could……among other Southern things…..peace and love to you Mrs Holley and your lovely family~~~~