Kathleen A. Holland

Published 7:00 am Thursday, January 9, 2020

Kathleen (Cathi) A. Holland of Picayune, Mississippi passed away on January 3, 2020 at age 77.  She was born in St. Louis, MO. and has lived in Picayune since 1977. Cathi was a Community Leader in volunteering to make Picayune a better place to live. She was very activity involved in the community as a member of the Pearl River County Board of the Margaret Reed Memorial Library as well as Vice Chairman of the Friends of the Margaret Crosby Memorial Library. Cathi was also a member of the Republican Women of Greater Picayune, Red Hats, Pearl River County Historical Society, the Garden Club of Picayune, Life Member of Picayune Junior Auxiliary, and a Life Time Girl Scout.

Cathi was truly a professional volunteer. Over the many years of community volunteer work, she received many awards including the 2019 Senior Citizen of the year award and in 2018 the Senior Citizen of the Month from WRJW.

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In 2011, the Cultural Room of the Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library was named Holland Hall in honor of the support she and her late husband provided to the Picayune Public Library. She also received the Highest award in Girl Scouting, the Thanks Badge not once, but twice.

Other awards included the Volunteer of the Year award from the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Picayune, United Way of Southern MS., NAJA Junior Auxiliary, and a state award from Ms. Republican Women. 

In addition to volunteer work, Cathi managed the Holland Rental Real Estate Enterprises, was a mystery shopper, former Silver Spoon Tea Room owner, homemaker, antiques enthusiast, loved to travel, and was passionate about her family.

Cathi touched many lives over the years and will be greatly missed.

Cathi graduated from Kirkwood High in Kirkwood Mo., Attended Webster College in Webster Groves Mo., and Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fl.

She is preceded in death by her parents Ed and Maxine Burke and her husband of 60 years, Clifford R. Holland.

She is survived by her son Randolph R. Holland and his wife Bonnie, daughter Michaela (Shelly) Elliott and her husband James; four grandchildren: Ted Holland and his wife Andrea, Ben Holland and his wife Stephanie, Chris Alley and her husband Chase, Garrett Fornea;  four great grandchildren: Luke Holland, Gabe Holland, Isabella Holland, and Violet Alley.

Visitation is Friday January 10 at Picayune Funeral Home from 11:00am to 1:00pm followed by a memorial service. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens, followed by a reception at the Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library at 4:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library.

Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Please visit our website, www.picayunefuneral.com for the obituary where you may leave an online condolence or share photos and memories.