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MARY L. HOLLAND

May 2, 1929 April 21, 2014
MARY L. HOLLAND
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Mary Lillian (Tyler) Holland was born on May 2, 1929 in Huntingtown, Maryland (Plum Point) to the late Enoch Tyler and Martha Freeland. She was the oldest of three children-one sister, Evelyn (deceased) and one brother Enoch Jr. She was married to the late Carroll Thomas Holland (Smitty) and seven children were born from this union.

Mary was educated through the Calvert County Public School system. After graduating high school, she attended nursing school in Baltimore, Maryland for one year.

Mary worked for the Federal Government for 31 years, to include: Andrews Air Force Base, the Census Bureau and the Pentagon. She retired in 1991, but continued to work at the Twin Beaches Library and finally as a bailiff for the Calvert County Circuit Court for 11 years, retiring for the second time in 2008.

After retiring in 2008, Mary kept busy working at home; helping anyone she could, whenever she could. She especially enjoyed cooking for family and friends. She also enjoyed dancing, playing cards, reading, traveling to casinos, watching game shows on television, word puzzles and taking care of her flower garden. She also spent time visiting the senior centers of North Beach and Calvert Pines.

Mary joined the church at an early age. Starting at Young's United Methodist Church (the Tyler family church) and from there she joined Patuxent United Methodist Church, where she continued until her death. She was a Communion Steward, and a member of the Finance Committee, the Usher Board, the Senior Choir, and the Kitchen Committee, as well as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Mary leaves to cherish her memories: seven children, Douglas Oliver, Mary Ann Yarbrough (Timothy), Carroll Holland (Doris), Michael Holland (Donna), Leroy Holland (Elaine), Dean Holland (Natalie) and Brenda Jacks; one brother, Enoch Tyler, Jr.; three sisters-in-law, Sophonia Holland, Lovelette Reid and Betty Watts; two brothers-in-law, Wilford Jones and Bishop Robert Watts (Sunny Boy); twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Mary also leaves her special friends Doris Jones, Irene Wallace, Alice Sewell, Pauline Jones, Mazie Holland, Yvonne Wills, Catherine Long and Eleanor Hicks.

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Visitation

Friday

2

May

6:00 PM 5/2/2014 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/2/2014 8:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Visitation

Saturday

3

May

10:00 AM 5/3/2014 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/3/2014 11:00:00 AM
Patuxent UM Church

3500 Solomons Island Road North
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Patuxent UM Church
3500 Solomons Island Road North Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

3

May

11:00 AM 5/3/2014 11:00:00 AM
Patuxent UM Church

3500 Solomons Island Road North
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Patuxent UM Church
3500 Solomons Island Road North Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Saturday

3

May

1:00 PM 5/3/2014 1:00:00 PM
Young's Cemetery

4230 Hunting Creek Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

Young's Cemetery
4230 Hunting Creek Road Huntingtown 20639 MD
United States
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