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Dorothy"Dot" Holder

May 6, 1922 — June 18, 2022


Dorothy"Dot" Holder


 Dorothy Earl Kelly Holder “Dot” ,100 of Merigold, MS Passed away June 18, 2022, in Cleveland, MS


A visitation will be Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Ray Funeral Home from 10:30-12PM

graveside service will follow in the Delta Heights Memorial Garden at 12:00pm




Dorothy was born on 6 May 1922 in Boyle, MS to her late parents Joseph Marcellus Kelly and Lavada Tucker Kelly. “Dot” attended Boyle Schools from elementary through high school, then graduated Drew High School, 1940 after moving to Sunflower Plantation with her family. She married Leroy Wilson Holder on 6 June 1942, at the parsonage of the Baptist Church in Merigold, MS. She earned her nursing license through Mississippi Delta Junior College in 1979 and was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at North

Sunflower Hospital until 1998. She was a dedicated member of Sunflower Church of the Nazarene and was active in all church activities, then later joined  the Cleveland Church of the Nazarene. She had a close and loving relationship with her siblings and strived to maintain that relationship her entire life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who cherished her family immediate and extended family dearly.


Predeceased by: Spouse:  Leroy Wilson Holder, Children:  Leroy Wilson Holder, Jr, Parents:  Joseph Marcellus Kelly and Lavada Tucker Kelly, Siblings:  Zula Pearl Durham (sister), Allen Eugene Kelly (brother), Lee Roy Kelly (brother), Edna Kelly Peeples (sister), Myrtis Kelly Ashline (sister), Jack Milton Kelly (brother), Terrell T. Kelly (brother), Mary Francis Edwards (sister).


“Dot” is survived by:

Dolphus Warren Kelly (brother, Gore Springs, MS)

(Donna Rose Holder, daughter-in-law) {Donna, Kathy} [Petal, MS]

Donna Holder Starr {Jackson} [Auburn, AL]

Kathy Holder Stutsman (Sam) {Zach, Luke} [Trussville, AL]

Bobby Marcellus Holder (Wanda) {Joshua} [Natchez, MS],

 Joshua Boren Holder (Courtney) {Brooklyn, Lane}, [Magnolia, MS]

Jimmy Lewis Holder (Hilda) {Erin, Dani}, [Hattiesburg, MS]

Erin Holder Schmitt (Isaac), {Finn, Rivers} [Buras, LA]

Danielle Holder McVeigh (Caleb), {David}, [Hattiesburg, MS]

Roger Dale Holder [Merigold, MS], {Hayes, Tucker, Sarah Claire}

Wilson Hayes Holder {Amelia} [Cleveland, MS]

Tucker McNeil Holder [Covington, TN]

Sarah Claire Holder [Alexandria, LA]


Reverend Howard Green will officiate the service.


Our family extends our sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the staff at Azalea Commons and Adoration Hospice for their dutiful and loving support of our mother while she was under their care.


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Past Services

Visitation honoring Mrs. Dot

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

10:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Delta Heights Memorial Gardens

Hwy 8, Cleveland, MS 38732

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