Mrs. Lexine Jones “Pinky” Holder, 79, of 506 Carolina Avenue, passed away Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton.
Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 10, at First Baptist Church at 408 College Street, with the Reverend E. C. Mattocks officiating. Burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.
Mrs. Holder is survived by her husband, William (Bill) Holder of the home; one son, Michael Anthony Holder and wife, Susan; and one grandson, Peyton Anthony Holder, all of Clinton.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Holder was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Scott Holder.
Mrs. Holder was born on January 29, 1934 in Johnston County to Battle Young Jones and Lucille Blinson Jones. When her father died at a very young age, Mrs. Holder and her mother would return to live with her grandfather and two unmarried aunts, Margaret Lee and Zulieka Blinson, whom she loved dearly. She married her high school sweetheart, Billy, after he return from service in the Korean War, and they made their home in Clayton for a number of years.
In 1965, the couple moved with their small children to Clinton, where Mrs. Holder would work for a number of years for Piggly Wiggly grocery stores as a cashier. She would then dedicate 27 years to the Clinton City School system, working as a teaching assistant and reading specialist with elementary school children.
A devout Christian from the age of 14, Mrs. Holder was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton, a beloved member of the Love Sunday School Class and an active participant in the church’s seniors programs.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral services in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 408 College Street, Clinton NC 28328.
Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville Street,
Clinton, NC 28328.