Ms. Nelvina Holloway

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Nelvina Holloway (Smith), age 87, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday,
November 9, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio.

Nelvina was born on December 3, 1934 in Pigeon, West Virginia to the parents of Walter Smith and Mabel Hagwood. She was affectionally known to her family and friends as Vi, Ms. Vi, Mom, Mom Holloway, Grandma, Grams and Baby Cakes. She worked and retired from Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) with over 30 years of service.

She truly enjoyed being around her family and they would often gather at her house for family gatherings. She also enjoyed watching her favorite, Ohio Buckeyes, play college football. She also liked to play spades while drinking E&J with Pepsi. She loved taking weekend trips to the casino with her
sister, Lib.

Nelvina was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mabel Smith; her son, Walter Bruce Smith; her brothers James Smith and Gordon Hagwood and her sister, Mary Elizabeth Evans; a special Aunt, Annie Mae Shruggs, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Nelvina leaves to cherish her memories: Sons Mike (Angela) of Florida, Kenny (Sherri) and John Holloway; her Aunt, Charity, driver of North Carolina, Latonya Napier, Tiffany Smith, Sayveon Jordan and a host of grandchildren (24), great grandchildren (54), great great grandchildren (4), special friends from the Southfield neighborhood and Mr. & Mrs. Williams.

Condolence Messages

  1. Grandma, I miss you so much, but I truly thank God that you are no longer suffering. Rest well my love, until we meet again.
    Love always,

  2. Truly a gem with a heart of gold. Giving from the time we met even to the end. Such a beautiful soul.
    You took ‘flight’ before me(insider). I’ll always remember you aunt Vina. I love you, Nina❤️

  3. Nelvina Holloway

    My baby my love my everything I’m going to carry are name sake on I’m so hurt broken l wasn’t there to see you take ur last breath l love you always and 4 ever til we meet again

  4. Sorry for the lost you will be deeply missed may you rest with the Heavenly Father

  5. Micenzia Holloway

    Love and 4 ever ur great granddaughter Micenzia Holloway

  6. Mrs Holloway,you have always been a gracious spirit and for that,I am ever grateful. I am grateful for your sons,Michael and John..we’ve been friends for many years
    Your legacy will live on im them and me. Rest well… the journey is complete

  7. Tonya always talked highly of you I don’t believe we meet here on earth ….but I do know you were loved by her and everyone else in y’all family … by the stories you ran a good race ….rest in heaven always

  8. Mrs Holloway, Thank you for blessing the world with your son, Mouse. Now, it’s your time for eternal glory with your Lord and Savior… “welcome home my good and faithful servant, all I have is yours” – Jesus.

    Amen , John B

  9. My Condolences to the family, Praying for you all.

  10. Prayers to the Holloway family! Treasure all the wonderful memories you shared!

  11. Bernice Close McQueen

    Prayers and condolences to the family. May God grant each of you strength and peace during this difficult time.
    Bernice Close McQueen

  12. John I’m so sorry for your loss , my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family

  13. My love, prayers and condolences to the Holloways… Another one of my childhood moms has moved on through the pearlie gates of heaven. Rest well moms and tell all of my mothers hello

  14. Deepest Sympathy fam

  15. My condolences to the family. Thinking of you, continued prayers for strength

  16. To the Holloway family, my heart ❤ and prayers go out to to all of you , I didn’t have the privilege of knowing this dear lovely woman, but I did get to know you John from School, and I see where your kindness and warmth came from, as we grow older ourselves, we can see the importance of drawing closer to our heavenly father, because we need his comfort at times like this, my prayer is that he helps you and your family to be comforted in knowing that we all have a opportunity to be reunited once again.

  17. Cecil and Pam Hill

    Mrs Holloway, your guidance and wisdom through the years will be missed. Prayers for all the family.

  18. Alex and Jo Ann Fitts

    We are saddened by the loss of our family member, Nelvina. Our thoughts and prayers are with our entire family. We pray you will find comfort in knowing that Nelvina is resting in the arms of the Lord.
    Alex and Jo Ann Fitts

  19. Mom Holloway you did it your way. To Latonya, Sayveon you put your lives on hold to ensure she would be comfortable, Much love. To my brothers Mike, Kenny and Larry I love you. Mike I have seen how far a son’s love can stretch. Job well done.

  20. Thanks Big bro really appreciate

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