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Barbara Jean Holloman

April 17, 1930 ~ August 21, 2021 (age 91)

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Barbara Jean (George) Holloman, 91, arrived at the pearly gates on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Relieved of all human suffering, with sense of humor intact, she immediately chastised her husband of 59 years, Preston Ray, for being late to pick her up. Residing in Fort Myers, Florida, since 1963, she was retired from the State of Florida, Department of Aging & Adult Services, after 25 years of public service. This side of heaven, Bobbie Jean loved many things - reading, crocheting, and exercising with her girlfriends at their Ft. Myers condo (using tomato soup cans as weights). She loved nature, with the exception of thunderstorms, and collected leaves, shells, and rocks from every adventure. She was a league class bowler for many years in Florida and Illinois. She loved shoes, travel, and her Sunday School class. Raised in a time when being lady-like was expected, she always kept her thick auburn hair, her figure, and her tongue. Her family and friends loved her very much. She is survived by her much loved brother, Douglas Allan (Judy) George, of Princeton, Kentucky; three grateful and loved daughters, all of Florida, Carol (Larry) Lyons, Vickie Holloman (Terry Bestor), and Toni (Brett) Bleiweiss. She leaves four granddaughters, Kym (Jason) Hoffmann, Misty (Ryan) Holler, Jennifer Wallace, and Summer (Henry) Miles, and grandson Rayford (Lorin) Taylor who were all blessed with the lifelong love and devotion of their Gramma. In addition, she is survived by nine great-grandchildren as well as many loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members who will remember her fondly and miss her deeply. Our loss is tremendous but we stand firm in our knowledge that we will all be together again one day. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service for immediate family members will be held at a later date. Should you wish to remember her, please consider a donation to your favorite charity.

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