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Mr. Lancelot Lionel Holder

Sunrise: July 26th, 1918
Sunset: January 27th, 2015

With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation. Psalm 91:16

On January 27th, 2015, we lost our loving Dad, Mr. Lancelot Lionel Holder. He was born to the union of Richard Nathaniel Holder and Jerusha Jamesetta Lockett Holder. He was her baby and loved to be called "Baby Lance" by his mother.

He leaves to mourn his loss: only two daughters, Juanita Lancetta Loretta Holder and Ella Lou Holder Johns; three grandsons, Arthur Marc Sherman, Wesley McNeil Johns, and Esli Lancelot Johns: only granddaughter, Oneka Anita Johns; nine great-grandchildren, Marc Jalen Sherman, Asia Sherman, Sky Jordan Sherman, Raine Sherman, Myles Sherman, Brianna Cooper, Zahra Cooper, Eslia Johns and Ellysee Johns; one sister, Odessa Holder George (Jackson); nieces, Joyce Holder Frankel (Christoph); Marjorie Holder Wesley ,Yvonne Holder, and Suzetta Holder Jones (JD); nephews, Richard and Hennis Holder; first cousins, M. Burleigh Holder(Wilhelmina), Emmett J. Holder, Franklin Holder (Pearl), etc.

He is also survived by his grand nieces and grand nephews, cousins and friends; which include his best friend, Mr. Edwin Morgan of Maryland and his favorite Godson Christopher Thompson.

He was loved by many in the family including Algernon Porte (Estelle) , Gertrude DeShield, Elma Witherspoon Barker (James), Charlotte Holder, Alyce Holder Anderson,Bendu Holder Rogers and Paye Barclay.

He was the last surviving member of Crowd 13. Some of the members were Amb. David Thomas, Hon. Nathan Ross,Sr., Hon. Cecil King, Hon. Sammy Smith and Hon. S.B. Cooper among others.

Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church Riverdale, 5030 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale, New York 10471 on Saturday February 28th, 2015 at 10:30am.
For directions go to


Juanita Holder. Home 917-285-2638 / 917-701-4458
Ella Lou Johns. Home 718-720-5154
Oneka Johns. (Nikki) Cell 347-322-7348