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Ricardo

Pierre

Holloway

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October 1, 2023

Ricardo Pierre (Ricky) Holloway, Sr., 64, of Roanoke, Va transitioned on October 1, 2023, following his battle with dementia.


Ricky was born May 6, 1959, in Clifton Forge, Va to Jean Holloway Godfrey and Joe Louis Smith. Ricky attended primary schools in Covington, Va, and graduated from Covington High School in 1977. Ricky attended Ferrum (Jr.) College. He was also a proud U.S. Army veteran.


Ricky is preceded in death by his mother, Jean Holloway Godfrey, and father, Joe Louis Smith. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Cynthia Holloway (Roanoke, Va). He leaves behind his sons Brian (Debra) Holloway (Fredericksburg, Va), Kevin (Lettisha) Holloway (Gainesville, Va), and Ricardo (Elly) Holloway, Jr. (Covington, Va). Ricky's treasured and loved grandchildren are Bria and Aden Holloway (Fredericksburg, Va), Dequon Rice (Oak Hill, WV), Tavien Holloway (Roanoke, Va), Tyion Holloway (Gainesville, Va), Aleigha Holloway (Clifton Forge, Va), Arias and Ricardo Holloway III (Covington, Va). Ricky is also survived by his brother, Kurt (Gloria) Holloway (Cypress, Tx), and nieces/nephews; Kandice (Lawrence) Garnett (Houston, Tx), Natasha (Armon) Tillman (Cypress. Tx), Makayla, Alise, Deshawn, Ava (Cypress, Tx), and Keristin (Houston, Tx). He is survived by three aunts, Yvonne Laws (Anchorage, AK), Helen Holloway (Covington, Va), and Carolyn Holloway (Daleville, Va); and an uncle, Thomas Smith of Covington. Ricky is also survived by a host of cousins, friends, and associates.


Ricky was baptized at Pine Street Baptist Church, Covington, Va at a young age. During his youth, you could find him preaching from his front porch on Mercer Ave. He was an active member of Spirit of Liberty Worship Center, Roanoke, Va for the past 11 years. Ricky was proudly known as a 'fast' offensive and defensive tackle in high school football, garnering All District and Region honors. Ricky and Cindy were a house divided when it came to pro football. You see, Cindy is a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan; Ricky was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

Ricky will always be remembered for how well he played, and took great pride in playing, his saxophone; he was truly gifted! His memory will live in the hearts of his loved ones, friends, and acquaintances forever.


A Homegoing Celebration will be held on Monday, October 9, 2023, at 12 p.m. at Gospel Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, 415 S. Alleghany Ave., Covington, Va 24426, Elder Gregory (Pete) Moore, will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 A.M. until the time of service.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Arritt Funeral Home.


Online condolences may be made to arrittfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Gospel Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

October 9, 2023 at 3:00:00 PM

Service

Gospel Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

October 9, 2023 at 4:00:00 PM

415 South Alleghany Avenue, Covington, VA, USA

Final Resting Place: 

Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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