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Lois Ann Holston

May 19, 1939 ~ December 22, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Lois Holston Obituary

Lois Ann Holston, 84, devoted daughter, loving wife, doting mother, and caring friend, passed on Dec 22, 2023, in hospice at Gainesville’s Northeast Georgia Medical Center from the combined effects of breast cancer and dementia. Lois was born in Long Branch, NJ to LeRoy and Mildred Daniels. They lived in Red Bank and Colts Neck before settling in Freehold. She graduated from Freehold Regional HS in 1957 and worked as a telephone switchboard operator and later a Court Clerk for Freehold Township. A first marriage blessed her with daughters Terri and Sharon. While running an errand, a forgotten item led to her return to the front steps of the old Freehold Post Office, where she bumped into high school acquaintance Chuck Holston. This fortuitous meeting led to their marriage and, for 53 years, they shared a type of loving partnership that few are fortunate to experience. Son Kenneth later arrived as their youngest child. No account of her life would be complete without mention of her full devotion to family and the countless parties, picnics, holidays, and get-togethers where she was truly in her element. Born into a family that adored all things music, Lois began a life-long passion for singing and playing the ukulele. As a youngster, she found that she could tune in the Grand Ole Opry’s weekly radio program; this sparked her love of country music and introduced her to the captivating persona of the singing, yodeling cowboy adored by many a “Cowboy’s Sweetheart”. She was a past President of the Freehold Township Independent Fire Co #1 Ladies Auxiliary and was very active with the Sweet Adelines women’s barbershop chorus. It seemed as if every situation reminded her of a song, to which she would sing a few bars. Even until the end, music was a daily fundamental, and her default was a steady melodic humming which brought her much comfort. From 1967 onward, Lois held two full-time jobs, the first being the secretary, receptionist, scheduler, and accountant for Chuck’s HVAC company Blu-Flame, later Burn-Rite. The second was being a Mom. When asked, “What did you want to be when you grew up?”, her reply was always, “To be a Mommy”. If Gold Medals were awarded to Moms, Lois would have been at the top of the list. To her, providing and caring for her kids was as natural as breathing. Retiring from Burn-Rite in 1987, Chuck & Lois sought warmer weather and relocated to Gainesville, GA and Lake Lanier. Lois sang with The Dawson Chorale, was active in the Peachtree Miata Club, and the local YMCA. The couple loved attending the social activities that came with these newest sets of friends. When Chuck passed, Lois moved to the Phoenix at Braselton assisted living where she found a new life in the friends and activities there. She was incredibly humble & kind and specifically proud of her family and role as “Grammy”. It is an understatement to say that she will be missed. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Roy & Mildred Daniels, husband Charles Holston, sister Joan Page, and granddaughter Kathy Marder. She is survived by daughters Terri (Bill) Marder and Sharon (David) Campbell, son Ken (Jennifer) Holston, grandchildren, Kyle (Melissa) Reed, Chris Marder, Stacey (Justin) Robertson, and great-grandchildren Landon & Lucy Marder and Justin & Allie Reed.

Arrangements are by Hillside Chapel Funeral Home and a celebration of life will be held on a date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor would be appreciated to either the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrf.org) or Hospice of NGMC (www.nghs.com/foundation/hospice/)

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