Mr. Johnny Lewis Holliday

  • Born: September 2, 1959
  • Died: July 15, 2021
  • Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Sanders Funeral Home

806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416

Tribute & Message From The Family

God gave him his first breath on September 2, 1959, and allowed him his last breath on July 15, 2021. Johnny Lewis Holliday was born to the late Henry Louis Holliday and Janie Mae Holliday on September 2, 1959, at Good Hope Hospital in Erwin, North Carolina. He is preceded in death by both parents and a son Mitchell Lewis Holliday. Johnny attended Benson Chapel Church at an early age. Later attending South Johnston High School and graduating in 1977. In 1978 he joined the U.S. Army beginning as a Tank Commander and later as a Drill Sergeant serving a 23-year career. Johnny's 2nd career was with the U.S. Postal Service in Louisville, KY. He worked 21 years with U.S. Postal service retiring for the 2nd time on May 31, 2021.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories one sisters Janie Surran of Louisville, KY, and her husband Jeffrey Surran and Five brothers William Earl Sanders, of Four Oaks, N.C., Daniel Sanders of Benson, N.C., Dion Holliday of Linden, N.C., Wendell Elliott of Orlando, FL, Sylvester Elliott of Orlando, FL. He has one Uncle Josephus Sanders of Wichita Falls, TX and wife Bettye Sanders of Wichita Falls, Texas, and a host of nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends. He will be missed.

We wish to sincerely thank each of you for your prayers and many acts of kindness shown during our hours of bereavement. May God Bless each of you!

Another soldier has gone who has fallen on the battlefield. He fought a good fight, he finished his course. He's gone on to receive his crown, We, your family will miss you, but thank God you have gone onto a better place.
A precious one from us is gone; a voice we loved is still, there is a vacancy in our hearts that never can be filled. We dearly loved him, But God loves him best. Sleep on dear one, and take your rest.
Respectfully, The Family

I must go home now! My Savior calls, He calls me home. And when He calls, I will obey, my work here is finished. Now all that I have left undone, someone else will finish for me! Cannot wait, I must hurry, my Savior calls, He calls me home. For a long, while I've waited, I've been tired, sick, and lonely. I've suffered bad times, and pleasures, and good times but always I've waited for my Savior to call, Call me Home! Now I'm home at last! I may not have time to say goodbye! Or kiss my loved ones, but know all my family and friends weep, for a little while. My Savior calls, He calls me home.
Respectfully, The Family

Funeral Service:
Thursday, July 29
11:00 AM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Salisbury National Cemetery
501 Statesville Boulevard
Salisbury, NC