Mrs. Doris Elaine Holloway

December 3, 2021


Don’t think of her as gone away, her journey’s just begun. Life holds so many facets, this earth is only one.” – Author Unknown


Mrs. Doris Elaine Holloway, 63, of Hampton, VA, transitioned Friday December 3, 2021 at Sentara CarePlex surrounded by family and friends.   

Mrs. Holloway was born March 4, 1958 in Hampton, VA to the late Bertha Taliaferro.

A lifelong resident of Hampton, she was educated in the Hampton Public School System and graduated from Hampton High School in 1976.

Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Although she was known as quiet soul, her kindhearted and selfless nature spoke volumes and this is evident in the care and compassion she exhibited towards others.

Doris recently retired after working over 35 years with the City of Hampton Police Department. Aside from her employment, she enjoyed volunteering her time with Y.H. Thomas Youth Athletic Association as a Team Mom and member of the Executive Board. Aside from working and volunteering, she also took pleasure in working in her flower garden, fishing, attending Phoebus football games with her husband and maybe an occasional Bingo game or two; but caring for her family and ensuring their well-being is what was most important.

Mrs. Holloway was preceded in death by her mother, Bertha Taliaferro; son, Andre Holloway; sister-in-law, Doreatha Golden; grandson, Jonathan ‘Jay-Jay’ Holloway; mother-in-law Ruth Woodley; and other family members. Left to cherish her memories are her husband, John Holloway Sr.; daughters, Tanisha Taliaferro, Johniqua Holloway; Melinda Holloway (Jules), Anntoine Whitaker Greene (Xavier), son, John Holloway Jr.; grandchildren Khali Ashurst, Raymond Holloway (Shukura), Tameka Holloway, LeVar Whitaker (Je-Nee), Jimarr Whitaker (Brenda), Glenn Whitaker (Darcel) , Jaylen Holloway, sister-in-laws Patricia Gibson (William) and Sharon Brooks (Frederick), Jennifer Harris and a host of other relatives and friends who love her dearly.

The family would like to thank Dr. Edu Mohammed, Dr. David Chang, and Dr. Lawrence Hyman, the staff at Sentara CarePlex, Virginia Oncology and TPMG for everything done to comfort Mrs. Holloway.


Viewing for Mrs. Holloway will be held from noon until 4:00p.m. Sunday, December 12, 2021 at C.C.Carter Funeral Home, Inc.


Services for Mrs. Holloway will be held 11:00a.m. Monday, December 13, 2021 at New Hope Baptist Church 1415 Big Bethel, Rd. Hampton, VA. by Pastor William Gibson


Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens. 


It is the desire of the Holloway  family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


The family of Mrs. Doris Holloway has entrusted her final care to C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.




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December 12, 2021

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
C.C. Carter Funeral Home
3314 Roanoke Ave
Newport News, VA 23607

A Homegoing Celebration
December 13, 2021

11:00 AM
New Hope Baptist Church, Hampton, VA

Interment following funeral service
December 13, 2021

Hampton Memorial Gardens

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