Helen Owensby-Holland

Helen Jenever Owensby-Holland was born July 21, 1927 and went home to be with the Lord on April 21, 2018.

Helen attended and graduated from East High School then later graduated from Mt. Carmel School 9of Nursing and later as a registered pharmacy and chemist at OSU. She worked many years at Benjamin Franklin TB. Hospital and retired from Alum Crest Nursing Facility. Helen owned and operated Holland’s Carryout and Pater J+N carry out.

Helen loved to travel and traveled the world. She enjoyed reading, writing poetry, gardening, cooking, helping anyone in need, having cook-outs and entertaining.

Helen is preceded in death by parents, John W. Brockman and Mary Helen Estelle-Mullins; daughter, Helen Lawson; and grandson, Larry S. Ransom Jr.

Helen leaves to cherish her memory, sister, Ella Theresa Brockman; children, Freda Robertson, Sylvia Owensby, and Otis (Cheryl) Owensby; grandchildren, Otis Ransom, Cassandra (Bernard) Leonard, April Guy, Tammy (Earl) Cunningham, Geneva (Thomas) Owensby-Doyle, Edwin M. Goins III, Dwight (Aimee) Jones, Shanikka Flinn, Syljavia Sanders, Monique Robertson, Herbert (Taylor) Robertson, Olajuwon Owensby, and Amber Smith; great grandchildren Sequala Owensby, Miae’ Jone, Nihyae’ Jones, Immanuel Jones, Isaiah Jones, Zenota (Joe) Ransom-Sullens, Bryan Cunningham, Amber Cunningham, Avandi’ (Zenith) Milton, Josh Roberts III, Johnathan Roberts, Herbert Robertson III, Dayana Robertson, Bostynn Robertson, Tariq Robertson, Tavares Robertson, Trinity Robertson, Edwin M. Goins IV., Aahliyah Smith, Jordan Miller, Syl’jala Saunders, Je’Kaila Saunders, Kassandra Mason, Geneva Mason, Fedelis Mason III, Devon Ransom, Giovanna Ransom, Shaniqua Ransom, Gianikqua Ransom, Giaricca Ransom, Jayden Ransom, Jaxon Ransom, Larissa Ransom, Blake (Chris) Ransom, Chiqutwa Washington, Antwann Ransom, and Allen Ransom; special nephew, Stan (Diane) Brockman; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Entombment at Green Lawn.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Charles Wiley :

    So sorry to hear of Mrs Holland passing. I don’t know if she is related to Leonard Holland who I know quite well. May you find comfort for your loss from the God of all Comfort. His promises are very comforting. John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4

    Sincere condolances

  2. Evans family :

    We want to share our family condolences.
    When we lose our love one , it’s the most difficult time
    In our life. However there is loving comfort in Psalms 55:22
    Throw your burden on God and he will sustain you. No matter what you are facing God is there to help you though it.

  3. To the family of Helen, you have my condolences in your loss. How is it that the Methuselah tree lives for 4,849 years when humans only live 70 or 80 years? (Psalm 90:10) God’s original purpose was for humans to live forever! (Genesis 1:28; Psalm 37:29) Soon his promise of the resurrection will come true and his purpose for humans to live forever.

  4. Lorraine Patrick Canady :

    Geneva Owensby-Doyle so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers, condolences and hugs to you and your family.

  5. Kia Robinson & Tony Little :

    Oh, I’m sorry to hear the loss of your grandmother Geneva. Prayers for you and your family. I just lost my grandmother couple months ago. If you need anything let me or Tony know. ❤️

  6. Geneva, Im sorry for your loss! Im praying for you.

  7. Debbie Thompson :

    So sorry for your loss Neva.

  8. Tynette Croff :

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother’s passing. I really enjoyed the time I was able to be with her. My family and I send our prayers for you and your family. I ask God to send his strength and comfort in your time of need.

  9. Tamra( Radcliff)Meto :

    I am so sorry for lose .just know in your she is at peace and she won’t hurt anymore. She will watch over all of us in the family. I love you all

  10. Sandra mason :

    So sorry for your loss.Praying for the family.you have my deepest sympathy.May God bless and keep you.

  11. I’m so sorry Neve your Grandmother was a special lady!

  12. Kentwan D. Glass :

    Just seeing this Geneva. I didn’t know your grandmother but I’m sure she was special. She will always be with you not in the physical but always there.

  13. Karen LaPaugh-McDonald :

    Sorry to hear about your Grandma, Geneva.

  14. Ray Valentine :

    Geneva, I’m terribly sorry for your loss. May her memory forever flourish in your heart, and may you and your family find comfort knowing she is at peace in heavens glorious garden. Big hugs my friend.

  15. Regina Lott :

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness you are feeling right now, We are here for you and our family ..We are praying for you to get through this. God bless you and may your Mother rest in the everlasting peace of Christ Almighty…Regina Lott, Angie Morris and Blue
    I/We extend to you my/our most heartfelt sorrow and condolences.
    I/We offer you my/our thoughts,

    • Regina Lott :

      Please accept our heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness you are feeling right now, We are here for you and our family ..We are praying for you to get through this. God bless you and may your Mother rest in the everlasting peace of Christ Almighty…Regina Lott, Angie Morris and Blue
      I/We extend to you my/our most heartfelt sorrow and condolences.

  16. Regina Lott :

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness you are feeling right now, We are here for you and our family ..We are praying for you to get through this. God bless you and may your Mother rest in the everlasting peace of Christ Almighty…Regina Lott, Angie Morris and Blue

  17. Berneta Ingram :

    Family…My sincere condolences for your loss. May God grant you comfort and a sense of peace at this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

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