Thelma Lee Holland

July 08, 1942 - December 04, 2022

Thelma Lee Holland

July 08, 1942 - December 04, 2022


Thelma Lee Holland was born in Charleston, Missouri on July 8, 1942. She passed away on December 4, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 11am at Holy Highway Evangelistic Church.

On July 8, 1942, a beautiful baby girl was born to Thelma McKenzie in Charleston, Missouri.  She named her Dorothy Thelma.  She was affectionately known as “Grape”, “Thelma” “Lou or Lucy”.  Thelma attended Froebel High School in Gary, Indiana.  She was member of Christian Valley Missionary Baptist Church until she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. She then joined Holy Highway Evangelistic Center. 

Thelma was united in holy matrimony with Carl Gray and to this union a beautiful baby girl, Carla was born.  Although this union dissolved, Thelma never gave up on love.  She married Mr. Robert M. Holland and to this union a blessing of baby girl was born and her name was Monique Iana. 

Thelma worked for JCPenney, Voter Registration, Lot-A-Burger, St. Simeons, Tulsa Public Schools (Gilcrease) in many different capacities.  Thelma was always a very good cook.  Whenever you went to her house, she had food for you to eat.  Her specialties were Indiana Tacos, Hog Head cheese, Mayonnaise Cake, Chicken and Dumplings, white beans and crackling cornbread… just to name a few.  At Thelma’s house there was always a card game or dominoes playing on the weekend, a gathering for all family and friends. 

Meeting her a heaven’s gates will be her husband, Robert Holland; mother, Thelma McKenzie; daughter, Carla Gray; brother, Eugene and cousins, Nola, Mayre and Lizzie Mae Parker.

She leaves her legacy and loving memories to her daughter, Monique Holland Lowe; her bonus children, Robert Holland III, Thomas Holland, Sr., Cecelia Holland – Phillips and Mark Carson; grandchildren, Robert Holland IV, Brittany Bennett, JayShawn Phillips II, Kashja Tabor, Erica Carson, Jada Adkins, Endya Holland, Tyra Holland, Thomas Holland Jr., Jaden Holland, Jurnee Holland, Kaman Holland, Khylen Holland and Gavin Coleman.  Cousins, Pauline Applewhite and Valena Hardy and their families. Special people and friends, Rev. Burnice and Carolyn Gant, Shirley Phillips, Anna Devers, Rather Powell, Delois Boone, Margaret Wilson, Cousin Billie Ruth Parker and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 


Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: December 16, 2022 (11:30 AM)
  • Venue: Holy Highway Evangelistic Church

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