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Charlotte Holcomb

Charlotte Virginia Holcomb (Ervin)

1931 - 2020
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Obituary

Charlotte Virginia Holcomb, 88, of Churchville, MD, surrounded by family, she peacefully passed away in her home, on June 10, 2020. Mrs. Holcomb born November 30, 1931 in Havre de Grace, MD, was the daughter of the late Wilbur S. Ervin, Sr., and Annie L. Crawford Ervin, sister of the late Wilbur S. Ervin, Jr. and is survived by her brother Crawford L. Ervin of Catonsville, MD.
Virginia, as she was known to all, lived her life to the fullest enjoying her family. Later in her mother’s life, Virginia lovingly served as her caretaker. Virginia was the devoted wife of 68 years to Gene C. Holcomb, loving mother of Gayle A. Holcomb of Perry Hall, MD, Cheryl A. Swehla (Robert) of Havre de Grace, MD, and Lisa S. Holcomb of Belcamp, MD. She was the adored grandmother of Dr. Brian P. Swehla (Kristan) of Hydes, MD, Rebecca A. Hendrich (Russell) of Easley, SC, Sarah G. Swehla of Pittsburgh, PA, Amanda B. Lee (Paul) of San Diego, CA, and Susan E. Swehla of Havre de Grace, MD, and fond great-grandmother of Lily, Owen and Olivia Swehla; Nicholas and Zachary Hendrich; and Evelyn, Audrey and Isabel Lee.
While Virginia lived the majority of her years in the Carsins Run and Churchville areas, her lifelong love was Havre de Grace. She enjoyed sharing memories of her town with everyone she met. One hardly had a conversation with her where Havre de Grace was not mentioned. Until her illness, Virginia was a member of the Havre de Grace Young At Heart club. As an avid collector of Lu-Ray Pastels and decorative glass especially coin, she could be seen around Havre de Grace scavenging the many antique and collectible shops. Virginia was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 , from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the Zellman Funeral Home, P.A., 123 S. Washington Street, Havre de Grace, MD, where funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Interment will be held at Harford Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen, MD. Live streaming available at Zellman Funeral Home, P.A. Facebook page for all services. Pallbearers will be Robert Swehla, Brian Swehla, M.D., Russell Hendrich, Sarah Swehla, William Ervin, and Glenn Holcomb, and USNPO2 Paul Lee will serve as an Honorary Pallbearer.
The family wishes to express their unending gratitude to Amedisys Hospice, for the loving care of Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 300 Rear Seneca Ave., PO Box 309, Havre de Grace, MD, 21078-0309. Messages of condolences and memories to share can be made on-line at www.zellmanfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Zellman Funeral Home, P.A.
    Address
    123 South Washington Street
    HAVRE DE GRACE, MD 21078
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 13th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Zellman Funeral Home, P.A.
    Address
    123 South Washington Street
    HAVRE DE GRACE, MD 21078
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  • Interment

    Location
    Harford Memorial Gardens
    Address
    3839 Aldino Road
    ABERDEEN, MD 21001
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Gary Wright

Posted at 06:12am
Dear Gene, Gayle, Cheryl and Lisa. ..Gina was one of the sweetest, kindest and caring ladies I’ve ever known ...she was also a lady whom my mother dearly loved since their early schooldays in HDG ..she will be greatly missed ..I hope all of you are doing fine. Best Regards, Gary
 
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Gayle Holcomb Posted at 11:26am

Dear Gary, thank you for your kind words. My Mom spoke often of her friendship with your Mom, Betty and how much she missed her. Mom was so glad to see your Dad this past Christmas as we were shopping at Macy's.
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Karen Hubble

Posted at 11:16am
To the Holcomb family, Im so very sorry for your loss! Prayers and sympathy to the family! Karen Hubble
 
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Lisa Holcomb Posted at 09:44pm

Karen - Thank you for your kind words.
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Cindy Height

Posted at 08:37pm
It is with great sorrow that I say goodbye to my sweet and loving Aunt Virginia. When I younger I had the opportunity to be with my Aunt and family weekly as we gathered at grandma's or great Aunt Verna's house. She was loving, intelligent, dedicated, wise, and a great mentor. As an adult, life became busy, we did not see each other as often, but she was always there, with a smile, a helping hand, and a kind word. Her deep dedication to family was an intricate part of her everyday life which I experienced and witnessed many, many times. She was a true and faithful servant of the Lord, she walked the walk. Praying for peace for Uncle Gene, Gayle, Cheryl, Lisa and the whole family.
 
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Cheryl Swehla Posted at 09:56pm

Thank you, Cindy for your kind words.
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Susanne Prigge

Posted at 07:40pm
To my dear friend Gayle and to Lisa, Sheryl, and Mr. Holcomb: I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I know you will miss her terribly. “And then I heard the angel say, ‘She’s with you every day’.” Susanne Prigge
 
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Gayle Holcomb Posted at 06:28am

Dear Susanne, Thank you for your kind words. Everyday, we will see something that reminds us of Mom. Some will bring a tear, while others a smile.
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Rebecca Stout

Posted at 04:24pm
Cheryl
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Becky Stout (Barben)
 
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Cheryl Swehla Posted at 05:34pm

Thank you for your kind words.
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