Let the memory of Joshua be with us forever
  • 28 years old
  • Born on January 19, 1990 .
  • Passed away on April 20, 2018 .

Joshua “Josh” Lee Holland, 28, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018.

He was a longtime resident of Granville County and was the son of Terry W. Holland and Tina Marie Stone. He was of the Baptist Faith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday April 28, 2018 at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor by Rev. Bobby Wilson. Burial will follow the service at Carolina Memorial Gardens.

He is survived by his parents, Terry Wayne Holland of Stem and Tina Marie Stone of Franklinton; grandparents, Shirley and Billy Holland of Stem; three brothers, Tyler Ray Holland, Cody Wilkins, Austin Wilkins and a host of many loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Johnny Stone.

Visitation will be held Friday evening, April 27, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

Flowers are kindly accepted or memorials may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Josh Holland.

Posted by Tina Stone on 10th May 2018
Josh I miss you so much. This is so hard for me to believe that you’re not with me anymore. I love you and miss you so so much. I don’t know why you had to leave it’s not fair . There is such a huge hole in my heart since you left. I love you to infinity and more.
Posted by Tina Stone on 8th May 2018
Joshua You’ve been gone almost 3 weeks and it’s not getting any easier it’s so hard for me to believe that this is real. I love you and miss you so much. I keep waiting for you to text me or call me. What I would give just to talk to you one more time. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through. I love you with all my heart always. Love Mom
Posted by Tina Stone on 30th April 2018
Joshua I do not know what to do with myself since you left me all alone. I miss your text and phone calls just to say hey what are you doing. I miss your beautiful face and smile. I don’t know why you left me so soon. I think of you every waking minute and pray that I see you in my dreams. You left a huge hole in my heart that will never be filled. I hope you are with Johnnie catching up on lost times. I pray that you give me a sign that you are ok and happy. Can’t wait to see you again. Love Always Mom
Posted by Molly Pearce on 28th April 2018
Tina, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying for peace and comfort for the days to come. Love you!
Posted by Jennifer McClees on 28th April 2018
Terry, Tina, Shirley, Billy and Mark, You all are in my prayers and may you trust in God for guidance . I never personaly got to meet Josh, but I remember seeing him at school one day when I was picking my daughter up, I asked her was his last name Holland and she said yes. AMAZING, he looked so much like Terry and Mark. Yes and the the times that I did see him, he always had the biggest smile. God bless you all, Love always Jennifer Byrd-McClees
Posted by Laurie Cortright on 26th April 2018
Tina, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I only met Josh one time when I was at your house with one of the many, many animals you rescued, but I can't remember a single time that I talked to you that you didn't mention him. I know he was your life, your pride and joy. May God bless you in this terrible, trying time and grant you the peace that passeth all understanding. Josh is with God now and is watching down over you each and every second.
Posted by Betty Stone on 26th April 2018
Tina, Terry, Shirley and Billy my heart goes out to you. You are in my prayers. It is not an easy thing to lose a child. We as parents are supposed to be providing for our children for the generations to come. Josh I Love You with all my heart. I am so glad I got to see you. Mamaw
Posted by Tina Stone on 25th April 2018
Joshua moma misses you. Its so hard for me to think of you not ever walking thru the door, calling me or texting me just to see what im doing. I cannot imagine the rest of my life without you in it. This feels like a bad dream that I cannot wake from. I remember your sweet smile and gentle soul, I remember us going to the mountains with your friends and all the fun y'all had riding go carts and going to the caves. You were the best baby I could of had, never cried always happy. We were two of a kind always together. Always love for one another you were always respectful of others and put them before yourself. You taught me so much. I never thought that I could love someone as much and completely as I loved you. You were my heart and soul and always will be. You are not gone but just in the other room or around the corner. I will see you in my dreams and in time we will be together on the other side. I will speak your name freely without sorrow. Death is nothing at all it does not count . You have only slipped into the next room. I will see you again. Never forget my child. I love you. Mom
Posted by Rose Brown on 25th April 2018
Tina, I wish I had words to take your pain away. As long as the girls and I have known you and Josh we became like family. We have been through so much together and I hope you know we will always be here for you. Josh worked so hard to get where he was and he couldn't have done it with out you. He knows how proud you are of him and how much you love him just as much as we all know how much he loved you. I promise you we are here for you as long as you need us. Love you
Posted by DOLLY SEELEY on 25th April 2018
Tina, Terry, & Family Our heart breaks for you and pray for you to be strong through this terrible heartache. I will always remember Josh and Grant playing when they were little boys, even though Josh was a year younger than Grant he was so much bigger they were so cute. You all will be in our thoughts and pray & we will cherish the memories we had together. Love David, Dolly, and Grant
Posted by Roberta Quinn on 25th April 2018
Josh, I have never had the pleasure to meet you, but I got to know you and to love you thru your wonderful mom, Tina. She told me so many great things about you, I know you are a wonderful young man that just made your mom's life every day with your smile and wit! You left this place too soon, but with so much accomplished in so little time, especially in the last few months. When you went to visit your mom a couple of weekends ago, she texted me you were there and I could just feel her joy and pride! She said you looked so good and so happy!!! I know you made her day that Saturday. She will cherish that last visit with you for ever! love you Josh! Robi and Pete
Posted by Susan Brantley on 25th April 2018
From a cute, friendly, little boy to an intelligent, handsome, young man I had the privilege to watch you grow. Your smile was always warm and you would always take the time to stop and speak whenever I saw you! I know heaven is a little brighter today with you there. I believe you were welcomed by Johnny and are catching up on lost time. Prayers for comfort and strength for all of the family during this difficult time. Matthew 5:4
Posted by Chris Wallace on 25th April 2018
I was shocked and sad to hear of Josh's passing. As a little boy he was always smiling and happy. I know he will be sincerely missed by his friends and family. I am thankful I took the opportunity to encourage him last year after it seemed he was going through a hard time in his life. I am happy that I took that time to do so and I hope it was of help to him. I pray that his friends and family will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Posted by Cynthia Newcomb on 25th April 2018
Sure hope you are fishing right now in the most amazing waters ever seen, and pretty sure if you are your smile is as beautiful as the heavens. Josh, glad I had the privilege of meeting you years ago and sure did enjoy your visits to the house (on Roberts Chapel) fishing with my boys. Will miss running into you and seeing that bigger than life smile. Prayers to your family and thanking them for sharing such a sweet young man with us...YOU
Posted by Phyllis Newsome on 25th April 2018
Tina, Although I know that no words can ease the loss you feel, just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that we are here for you. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Remember we do it one day at a time. Sending extra Prayers and support on your very hard journey.
Posted by Shirley Holland on 24th April 2018
Josh u were my heart and soul.I know u were my grandson but we couldn't be any closer if I had gave birth to you.I will always cherish the talks and closeness we had. You are free now,fly like a Angel. Love u always.
Posted by Rhonda Wilkins on 24th April 2018
The loss of Josh will be missed by many. His dad and Tyler loved Josh so much. Billy and Shirley my heart goes out to yall. I know Josh loved you all so much. R.I.P. Josh and fly with the Angels.
Posted by Holly Clark on 24th April 2018
I only met Josh once, but he was his mama’s HEART!!!!!! She wanted the world for him. So sorry for your loss. Your in my heart and prayers.
Posted by Tyler Holland on 24th April 2018
Josh was my loved brother. I'm going to miss the good times that we had. I don't know how you were so good at basketball but every time we would play you would always beat me. I'll never forget that Saturday we went four-wheeling. Everytime we got back you would want to go again and I enjoyed it. I love you big brother and I'll miss u alot
Posted by Phyllis Selfe on 24th April 2018
Josh was such a smart young man. I loved his smile. I remember when Tina was pregnant they told her she was having a girl. Everytime I saw him he had grown more and Tina had to order his shoes because no where local had his size. He would talk to me every time I visited . Being a single Mom was hard but she made sure Josh was always taken care of. I know her heart is breaking. My thoughts and prayers are with her.
Posted by Hans Stone on 24th April 2018
Josh was a good man and I'll never forget time me and him and my father went fishing at the beach. I'll cherish the memory for as long as I live your uncle Hans. Tina please stay stong my deepest sympathy love you both.
Posted by Ken Hosford on 24th April 2018
Josh, where do i start man! we wont just best friends we were brothers. We were always together 24/7 doing god knows what! I wish with everything i have that i could go back to them times we had! i ll never forget you and ill miss you till we meet again! Rest easy big man, love ya brother!
Posted by Amanda Pridgen on 24th April 2018
My deepest sympathies to the family. Josh was always the most sweetest and kindest person around. He truly will be missed.
Posted by Beth Wilkerson on 24th April 2018
Tina and family, please know that I am praying for you all during these difficult days. I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you close in my prayers and pray that the goodness of God will give you peace and comfort.
Posted by Shannon Pratt on 24th April 2018
I am very sorry for your loss Josh will be missed
Posted by Diane Bell on 24th April 2018
Tina, The news of Josh’s loss is heartbreaking. Please know that we are thinking of you, and that there is boundless love and prayer being offered for your family. I wish I had words to lighten your agony but sometimes words are just not enough. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Diane Bell,
Posted by Samantha Willard on 24th April 2018
Josh ! When I was told sunday that you had passed away my heart literally dropped to my stomach. I told you that if I ever lost you I wouldn’t know what to do. I’ve done lost you and I hate it. I just wanna wake up and all this be a dream. If I were to know that Thursday would’ve been my last time talking to you I definitely would have told I loved you. You’ll forever hold a BIG spot in my heart, which you already know you do. I’m gonna miss terribly josh. Rest in complete peace honey. I love you❤️
Posted by Terry Holland on 24th April 2018
My dear son, I will miss you more than you know. You were always on my mind and I only wish we could have had more time. Rest in peace my angel and look over you brothers and guide them. We miss you and love you. Dad.
Posted by April Beal on 24th April 2018
Sweet Josh, thank you for being so kind to me. Thank you for our little talks, thank you for being a friend to my kids, and myself. Thank you for just being you. The day you messaged me, I didn't know you. But over these 6 years I watched you grow. Our friendship grew. I'm so glad I had the honor and privilege to call you my friend. I know you are watching over your mom. Help guide her through this pain. I promise you one thing Josh. If your mom needs me, I will be there. Rest Easy Sweetheart. You definitely will be missed.
Posted by Cheryl Morris on 24th April 2018
Our heart aches and we are still in shock to hear of Josh's passing. We send our heartfelt condolences to Terry, Tina, Mark, Anna, Shirley, Billy, and Tyler and are sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you all through this difficult time. We Love you all and have you in our prayers!
Posted by Tina Stone on 24th April 2018
You were and will always be my sweet baby boy. I have no words to express how i feel right now, you were my life my light my everything. I would give anything to go back and change last week. Living without you is going to be impossible for me because you were the reason I was alive. I cant wait to be with you again. Love always Mom

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