ST. PETERSBURG, Fl. — Doris Davis Holland, 73, of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Sanford, went to be with the Lord on Sunday (02/21/21) at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ivey and Nellie Davis, and son Paul Rudolph Holland. She is survived by her husband Rudolph Holland, daughter Angela (Steve), and grandchildren Rylee and Jon Patrick.
Doris was a graduate of Waynesburg College, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Science/Nursing. She was awarded with the outstanding achievement of being in the Top 10 Adult College Educated Students in the state of Pennsylvania. She worked as director of Safety for Napa State Hospital and later as a disability claims nurse for Liberty Insurance Company.
Perhaps her greatest accomplishment was authoring the book, “Life’s Tragedies, God’s Grace,” based on her and her family’s harrowing experience of raising a physically and mentally handicapped son. Above everything, Doris Holland was known for being a dedicated pastor’s wife, a devoted mother and grandmother, and a fervent follower of Christ.
Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Grace Chapel Church in Sanford with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. with Pastor Joel Murr officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Other services will be held Wednesday at Thirtieth Avenue Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Online condolences can be made at www.bridgescameronfuneral
Florida arrangements by Sorensen Funeral Home, www.sorensen