June M. HollowayNovember 28, 1932 ~ April 23, 2017 (age 84)
"When the Saints go marching in" June Marie Holloway is in that number. She marched on to glory Sunday morning, April 23rd, 2017.
The youngest daughter of four children, June was born November 28th of 1932 to Joseph Allen Hill, Sr. and Edna Geneva (Williams) Hill in Weirton, West Virginia, where she was well loved and cherished by her family and friends. She was educated in the Weirton Public School System, and excelled in her education. She graduated from Dunbar High School as Salutatorian of her senior class. June pursued her college education at Steubenville Business College. She then went on to teach preschool at the North Weirton Center for over forty years, enriching countless young lives. She referred to all of her preschoolers as "my kids".
In 1955, she was united in holy matrimony with William (Bill) Holloway, a partnership that lasted for almost fifty years before his passing. To this union no children were given, though the caring couple became mother and father to many family members and friends throughout Weirton and wherever they resided.
Religion, education and community service were important values that were impressed upon June early on by her late parents and they were never forgotten. June spread her great energy, jovial nature and compassion throughout her relationships, friendships and with her church family of St. Peter's AME Church. She was an active lifetime member. She always remained connected with her family and friends. Those that knew her well understood that no matter where life led them, they could always count on a card, a note or a phone call from her on their special day. June had a remarkable memory for dates and birthdays, as she could easily recall most birthdates of close family members and friends alike. June enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends, especially while eating ribs, potato salad and deviled eggs. Being actively involved in community activities, she touched the lives of all whom were blessed to encounter her throughout her 84 years, as June met no strangers. Everyone was family.
To continue to celebrate her life, she leaves her sister, Dorothy Phillips of Memphis, TN; her brother, Joseph A. Hill, Jr. (Eleanor Hill) of Brooklyn Park, MN; nephews, Vincent Phillips, Paul Pope, William Hill (Lonnie), Dennis Washington; nieces, Karima Quaim (Tarek), Yvonne Carroll (John), Toni Duberry (Ernest); her “adopted daughter”, Wanda Lander and many great nieces and nephew and special friends. Even though she moved from Weirton several years ago her Weirton church family continued to support her and keep her informed of the latest news. June was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Betty Savage. She never forgot Betty and her glorious cooking. "Nobody could cook like Betty." June dearly loved, appreciated and admired her sisters and brother and was very proud of their many accomplishments.
June was deeply grateful for the excellent health care and warm service she was provided by the kind staff at Cypress Pointe Health Care Center.
A Glorious Saint has marched on........ but we will continue to cherish her memory and celebrate her life! "God Bless June Marie (Hill) Holloway. “Aunt Junie”, you will always have a warm place in our hearts.
Funeral service will be held 11 am Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., 2107 N. Gettysburg Ave. Visitation 9 am Saturday at the funeral home until time of service. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Englewood, OH.