Ernestine Holloway - Counsel

December 6, 1943 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Ernestine Holloway - Counsel Obituary

Ms. Ernestine Holloway Counsel was born December 6, 1943 in Glenwood, GA to the late James E. Holloway and the late Sadie B. Nails.

During her early years, Ernestine Holloway Counsel attended the local schools in Wheeler County where she graduated from Wheeler County Training School, in Alamo GA.

In her younger years, she moved to Hazlehurst, GA where she was a member of Mt.  Calvary Baptist Church. She later moved to Jacksonville, FL and joined Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.

Ernestine retired from Jacksonville Urban League (Headstart). She enjoyed spending time with her family, children, grandchildren,  great grandchildren, and friends. She  also enjoyed baking, making delicious desserts and crocheting. You could always count on her to crochet a baby blanket for your newborn and whip up a delicious dessert for any occasion.

Ernestine passed away peacefully on January 25, 2024 with family by her side, after a lengthy illness.

Ms. Ernestine Holloway Counsel was preceded in death by her two brothers: Clarence Holloway and Voygie Holloway; three sisters: Runette Holt, Mamie Gibson and Rutha Mae Robinson.

To cherish her memories and celebrate her life, she leaves her loving and caring children: Stepahanie (Charlie) Corbitt, Jacksonville, FL, Steven Holloway, Jacksonville, FL and Kreg Holloway, Hazlehurst, GA; Ten  grandchildren: William (Julia) Holloway, Atlanta, GA, Corey Holloway, Jacksonville, FL, Davarian Banks, Tampa, FL, Anquanette Tobler and Akia Holloway, both of Jacksonville, FL, Jania Rhodes, Tampa, FL, Taiesha Holloway, Jacksonville, FL Steven Holloway Jr., Jacksonville, FL, Brandon Holloway, Port St. Lucie FL and Jeremiah Holloway, Jacksonville, FL; Eleven great-grandchildren; Four sisters: Edna Mack, Patty (Ernest) Wiggs, Angela (Thomas) Petersen, Jill (Andrew) Hamilton; One brother, Curt (Sharon) Hurst, Atlanta GA. Ernestine also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and a very close friend, Annecia Scott. She will be missed by all that knew her and loved her as she always left an unforgettable impression.

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Open Viewing
February 2, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ulysses Cummings Chapel of Howard Mortuary
40 North Center Ave.
McRae-Helena, Georgia 31037

February 3, 2024

Time: TBD
Hill Memorial Cemetery
242 Uvalda Hwy
Hazlehurst,, GA 31539

Funeral Service
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Mount Calvary MB Church
27 Girtman St
Hazlehurst, GA 31539


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