In loving memory of

Myra Pearl Holland
October 14, 1936 - December 23, 2018

Myra Pearl Strickland Holland born October 14, 1936 in Colquitt County Georgia to Jack Bryant and Pearl Iva Morris Strickland.

Myra excelled academically ultimately earning her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University in 1979. Myra retired from the Fulton County School System after 43 years of teaching.

As a loving matriarch, dedicated member of the community, devout Christian, and teacher, Myra touched the lives of many in the community as an active member at First Baptist Church of Cumming, founder of the Angel Connection (a ministry dedicated to single moms), and enjoyed leading a local water aerobics class.

Myra is survived by her beloved husband Curtis Wilburn Holland, 5 siblings, 3 children, 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Myra is preceded by 1 grandson.

Visitation will be held at Ingram Funeral Home, Wednesday, December 26, 2018, from 5-8PM. The Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church of Cumming, Thursday, December 27, 2018, at 2PM.

God is good, life is wonderful; and the most important achievements in our lives are the people who have touched our lives in so many ways, especially our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Myra Holland

Ingram Funeral Home in Cumming is in charge of arrangements.


Lisa Kjellstrom wrote on Oct 14, 2019:

"Myra was the best teacher and mentor. I was a single mom for 20 years, Myra helped me through a lot of trials and tribulations. She also taught me in 8th grade. I miss her dearly."

Marilyn Fenner wrote on Dec 26, 2018:

"Myra's passing gives way to deep analyzation of our lives. Looking through her life's photos results in one conclusion: A Life Well Lived. Love, family, achievements, giving, respect, and an obvious guidance from her great faith in God. It was my pleasure to have been in your Arthritis Exercise class for the past 6 years. You will never be replaced in our hearts."

Jackie Meadows wrote on Dec 25, 2018:

"Myra, you always amazed me with your positive attitude and love for people but most of all your love for the Lord. Im sorry I didnt join your arthritis class sooner but I enjoyed it when I finally got there. Willie and I wont be able to be at the funeral to pay our respects because he just had knee surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are with Curtis and the rest of your family. You have touched many lives over the years and I know you have already heard well done thou good and faithful servant. We love you and will miss you. Willie and Jackie Meadows"

Jean Edgerton wrote on Dec 25, 2018:

"Gracious, humble, thoughtful, faithful, spirit-filled and productive- you were all these and more, Myra. I was so blessed to be in your H2O aerobics class. Your warmth and wisdom and humor were contagious, drawing me back for 6 years. You will be deeply missed and remembered tenderly, as you rejoice in Your Lord and Saviors Amazing Presence,7"

David and Frances Clark wrote on Dec 24, 2018:

"Curtis and Family,You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in knowing that her life was well lived and she is resting in the arms of our Lord! Prayers for you all."

Susan opferman wrote on Dec 24, 2018:

"Myra was such an inspiration, helping me through my knee issues with swim class. She will be sorely missed. Prayers to all of her family and friends. Susan Opferman"

Cheryl Payne wrote on Dec 24, 2018:

"Met Myra a little over a year ago. She was and is an inspiration to all. She'll be greatly missed. God bless her and all your family."

Jennifer Cook wrote on Dec 24, 2018:

"Aunt Myra, You are loved so much and will be missed by so many. Thank you for the lifetime of memories. You are such an inspiration and made an impact on every one of us that loved you so dearly. May you rest in peace and rejoice in joiningGranny and Granddaddy. We willsee your smiling face and behugged byyour loving arms againone day soon, until then we know you will be watching over us all.WeLove You,"

Jennifer Thomas wrote on Dec 24, 2018:

"I had the great honor and privilege of knowing Myra as a student in her water aerobics class after I had injured my back. Myra was so kind and encouraging. I loved the old-fashioned songs we sang in class as we splashed and exercised in the pool. What an amazing woman and inspiration to all with her joyful attitude and kind spirit. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Prayers of peace and comfort going up for her family."

Pamela Light wrote on Dec 24, 2018:

"I joined the arthritis class for my knee issues. Myra was the best! I know I'll miss her tremendously, as will the other ladies and gentlemen in our class. My prayers are with her family for peace and comfort in the coming days."

Nancy Vaughan wrote on Dec 24, 2018:

"Myra we all loved you in the Harmony SS class at FBC. I am sorry I didn't tell you more often"

Judy Zwierzchowski wrote on Dec 24, 2018:

"Prayers and condolences to Myra's family. I have been one of Myra's arthritis class participants for the last five years. We will miss her beyond any words I can express. Rest in peace my dear friend."