Brenda A. Holland, 59

January 26, 2011

JAN. 11, 1952-JAN. 24, 2011

WILLIAMSPORT — Brenda Ann Holland, 59, of 10803 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, Md., died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at her home.

Born Jan. 11, 1952, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late David and Rachel Hackey Holland.

She was a 1970 graduate of Linganore High School.

She was a former member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Frederick.

Brenda was employed with Homewood as a nursing assistant for 13 years, retiring in 2008.

She is survived by her beloved companion, Arnold E. Martin Sr.; three daughters, Fara Martin-Thompson, Dawn Martin and Karen Martin, all of Hagerstown; seven stepdaughters, Balinda Benjamin and Yolanda Puller of Florida, Virginia Tynes and Deborah Rollins of Frederick, Kimberly Bryant of Henderson, N.C., Sheila Zanders of Olney, Md., and Tonya Bell of Woodbridge, Va.; two stepsons, Arnold Martin Jr. of Martinsburg, W.Va. and Darrell Martin of Frederick; four sisters, Angela Kenny, Barbara Woody and Rachel Barnett, all of Frederick, and Nettie Fishburn of New York; two brothers, Mark Holland and David Holland, both of York, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Derrick Martin; a stepdaughter, April Duvall; and a sister, Joan Beckwith.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd. The Rev. John D. Cozzoli will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown MD 21742.

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