Carline Holland Ferrell

Published 10:46 am Monday, December 17, 2018

Carline Holland Ferrell of Statesvilled died at Autumn Care of Statesville on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 following an extended illness.

Daughter of the late Allen and Rosie Lee Turner Holland, she was born on May 24, 1948. She attended Unity High School. In her earlier years she was employed by WonderKnit, Lee Jeanes, and BagerSport.  She was a faithful member of Piney Grove AME Zion Church in Harmony. She gave God praises through her singing in the Mass Choir, Spiritual Choir and co-founder of the Cousinetts. She was head of the Christian Education Department until stepping down due to declining health. Her hobbies included softball, spades, singing and bingo. She was a loving mother to her children and others in the community. She was married to Willie J. Ferrell for 39 years.

She was also preceded in death by: 4 brothers and a sister. JC Chambers, Charles Turner, James and Roy Holland and Phyllis Pruitt.

Survivors: her husband, Willie Ferrell;  5 children, Keith (Thomasina) Holland of Salisbury, Denise (Lee Bailey) Holland of Statesville, Tina Ferrell of Charlotte, JoeQuanna Harris and Brianne Parker of Salisbury; additional children whom she raised; 4 brothers, Larry (Vivian) Holland of Atlanta, Ga., Stamey (Emma) Holland of Queens, N.Y., Otis Holland of Woodleaf, and Sammy Holland of Charlotte; 3 sisters, Martha Ann Johnson of Statesville, Margaret Peck of Statesville and Darlyn (Anthony) Rivers of Harmony; 2 sisters-in-law, May Louis of Chicago and Joyce Ann Brown of Tennessee; 4 brothers-in-law, Perry, Terry and Peter Ferrell of Mississippi, and Lonnell Pruitt of Mocksville; 5 grandchildren, Erica Holland of South Carolina, Eric and Ke’Essence Holland, TayRoy Mayfield and Christian Bailey of Statesville; 4 great-grandchildren; special cousins and friends, Barbara Gaither, Shelia Keaton, Victoria Brown, Shelba Turner, Silva Lewis, Nelda Chambers, Shanlyn Parsons, Andrea Myers, Lillian Brock, Ann Holland, Re-Na Allison, Bettye James, Doretha Nichols, Thelma Gaither, George Redmond, Tom Monk, Hazel Dillard and Annie Benson; other relatives and friends.

Her funeral service was held on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove AME Zion Church in Harmony.  The Rev. Darian L. Potts officiated and the Rev. Reginald Eldridge delivered the eulogy.  Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour before the service.