Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Ethel W. Holland

09/26/1934 - 02/24/2018

Viewing Information

Family receiving friends, 5pm-8pm, Friday, March 2, 2018 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Boulevard.

Service Information

WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 11am, Saturday, March 3, 2018
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Chapel
5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth VA

Interment Information

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
3920 Airline Boulevard Chesapeake VA

Ethel Wellons Holland, 83, of Portsmouth, VA peacefully passed away on February 24, 2018 surrounded by family. She was born Ethel Romania Wilson in (West Norfolk) Portsmouth, VA on September 26, 1934, daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy R. Wilson.   Ethel served as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for 28 years until her retirement from Maryview Bon Secours Hospital. She is a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, West Norfolk where she sang in the church choir.   She was predeceased by two husbands, Horace Snead Wellons Sr., James T. Holland, three brothers (Joseph Earl Lee Wilson, George Prayor, and Melvin C. Wilson).   Ethel is survived by her son, Horace Snead Wellons Jr. (Sally) and her daughter, Phyllis W. Albergottie, grandchildren; Shante’ Asprey (Martin), Darrell Wellons (Mishelle), Aaron Albergottie, Horace Wellons, III (Marisha), Eric Wellons, Marshall Gomes, Joseph Gomes, Erica Gomes and Heaven Wellons, 10 great-grandchildren and her godson Matthew Lyons. She is also, survived by four sisters, Vilma Braswell, Eunice Cephas, Florie Knight (Timothy), Arbedella Austin and three brothers Calvin Wilson (Barbara), Timothy Wilson, Ralph Wilson, and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, and cousins.

Sherry Quick Turpin I worked with Ethel at Maryview nursery for a number of years before she retired. I knew her to be a really nice, sweet lady who enjoyed her work and the babies. It was a pleasure to be her co-worker. Please know there are many people who loved her and will miss her. Sherry Turpin
Posted: 3/5/2018
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Linda My deepest Sympathy goes out to the family, losing a love one in death is a very trying time. Please find comfort in knowing what the bible says about the opportunity of seeing our dear love ones again under the very best conditions @ Isaiah 25:8 . Please also go to for more encouragement from God's word for our dear love ones .
Posted: 3/3/2018
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Lelia Patterson Our condolences go out to you Tom,Phyllis and family Aunt Bea, Norma and RC, Lelia and Richard
Posted: 3/2/2018
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Pamela Wellons Winder So sorry for your loss Tom and Phyllis.
Posted: 3/2/2018
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Rita Bradford We are praying for you and the family. Phyllis be strong and know God loves you and he will keep you in his care. Your Mother is a beautiful person. Love Rita & family Hampton, Virginia
Posted: 3/1/2018
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