Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Jane Howell Holloway

02/10/1934 - 09/05/2017

Viewing Information

No Public Viewing. Services are entrusted to Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby.

Service Information

A graveside service will be held, 1pm, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Entombment-Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
6309 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk VA

Jane Howell Holloway, a daughter of Mrs. Ivery Wilette Howel and her husband Attorney Lafayette A. Howell, transitioned from time into eternity on September 5, 2017 after a lengthy illness. Gifted and talented in music with a beautiful singing voice, Jane began playing “boogie woogie” on the piano by ear when she was 4 or 5 years old. After participating in a catechism class and being baptized when she was about age 8, Jane became a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and remained such until her career took her to other cities. Jane was a product of the then segregated Norfolk City school system. She attended J.C. Price Elementary, Booker T. Washington Junior High and played the flute in the BTW High School Band. She went on to Oberlin College becoming the first BTW High School graduate to earn a bachelor’s degree from this prestigious school. Jane then earned the MA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the EDD from Columbia University, New York City. Except for a brief stint as an English Teacher at what is now Norfolk State University, Jane’s career was in the field of music. She began as an elementary school music teacher for about 12 years in Norfolk then ending after more than 25 years as a professor of music at Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD. Her marriage to Roland Holloway ended in divorce. Preceded in death by her parents, Jane is survived by her sister, Ann; brother-in-law, Attorney Gerald Jones; their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; her beloved caregiver, Keziah Wanjala (“Doll Baby”) and her late in life “grandchildren” Daisy Wanjala and Denney Wanjala, a few other relatives, former students and many friends.

Nicole I'm sorry for your loss. May you cherish your fondest memories until the day you are reunited, John 5:28,29
Posted: 9/12/2017
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