Holland, Delphia

Joyce Holland

November 20, 1938 - November 4, 2020

Delphia Joyce Holland of McKinney, Texas passed away on November 4, 2020 at the age of 81. She was born on November 20, 1938 to Jesse Lee and Arah Marie (Brooks) Hocutt in Paris, Texas.  Joyce married Harold Loyd Holland on September 21, 1957 in Dallas, Texas.  She attended Christ Fellowship Church in McKinney, Texas.

Joyce loved to love on people. She took great care of her family throughout her life. At an early age, Joyce learned to sew from her mother and enjoyed designing and creating her own clothing. There wasn't anything that she couldn't cook or bake either - her recipes will live on for everyone to enjoy. Joyce was a dedicated mother and grandmother first and foremost. She treasured her family and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Mamaw.  She loved to craft and play games with her children and grandchildren - especially devoting many hours to mastering the game of bridge just short of reaching her lifetime master status. Joyce was a Board member of the McKinney Duplicate Bridge Club and also a member of the Heard-Craig Volunteer League. She loved playing with her friends until her health declined.  She had a vivacious personality and always made people around her laugh. She made friends everywhere she went. It's easy to say that Joyce tackled everything with commitment and passion.

Her life was an example of her favorite Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 — “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”

Joyce is survived by her husband, Harold Holland of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Tami Burkett of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Jason Holland and wife, Suzana of Carrollton, Texas, Ashley Holland of Keller, Texas, Jordan Holland of Grapevine, Texas, and Ty Burkett of McKinney, Texas; great grandchildren, Jaden Holland, Ava Holland, Riley Holland, Reagan Holland, Payton Holland; and numerous other loving family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Hocutt and mother, Arah Hocutt Walker; son, Tim Holland; and brother, Keith Hocutt.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Memorial Service.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Joyce’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: Celebrationoflife.tv. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.
However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Joyce and show their support to her family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

Celebrationoflife.tv livestream https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/harold-and-joyce-holland

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I will forever miss you! I am blessed to have been your caregiver. You were truly a joy to know. You became someone who I can call family. You and your daughter! Thank you for touching my heart and life. Elizabeth Carrizales, November 14, 2020 Tami and Ty, We can't imagine how devastating the pain is in losing both parents and grandparents in one week, Life didn't prepare you to have to plan a double funeral, and there are no words to make it all better......only memories and a peace knowing they are together in Heaven and no longer suffering. You have been unbelievable caregivers and we know you did everything in your power to make Joyce and Harold's lives as comfortable as possible as their health declined. The video is excellent and brings both smiles and tears. Love, prayers and sympathy to your family. Joyce, You are no longer suffering, and I know that God is shouting, "Welcome Home!" I'm reflecting on our 25 years of friendship, and 13 of those living across the street from each other. We met at the duplicate bridge table with all of our McKinney girlfriends. I know how much you missed playing once you could not get around as easily, but I'm sure you will play daily in Heaven and bid and make 7NT every time. You are finally a "Life Master". You are beautiful and kind, and I will always hold close to my heart the memories of our little visits that we shared so often. Love you forever girlfriend! Marci & Keith Meyer, November 13, 2020 My Aunt Joyce, I always remember you as a very beautiful person! When Dad,Mom, my brother and I would drive to visit you and Uncle Harold, we loved to see y’all and loved playing with our cousins Tim and Tami! All the memories we had with our families together will be eternally blessed in our hearts. Love you and will see you. Kyle Holland, November 13, 2020 Remembering our good times at the bridge table. I will never forget our trip to Oklahoma City. May God be with you. Anna Anna Seal, November 13, 2020 Tami, Harold and family; I am so sorry to hear of JOyce’s family. I have many good memories of dropping in at the Holland or Winan’s house to swim, play some cards, and just visit with the parents. We always had such a good time when we were all together. As I was looking through the slides, I was struck by how beautiful Joyce was. Of course she was beautiful...especially when she had her winglet phase like most of our mothers did! Lol! In my family, those remain some of the funniest pictures we have! It was so obvious how crazy JOyce and Donald were about their grandkids. It seems like just yesterday that Ty came to live with you all. Tami, I know you have taken such good care of your mom and dad. And it will be a hard year as you settle into a life without her here on earth. Take care and know I always have a shoulder available for you! Love you very much!
Lisa Winans, November 9, 2020 Rest in peace Joyce, deepest sympathy to Harold, Tammy and family. will, November 6, 2020 Joyce was a good friend and bridge mentor to me. She lived with a smile on her face and enjoyment of the world she lived in. Joyce will always be missed. My deepest sympathy to all her family and especially her daughter, Tami, who has been Joyce's lodestone and support through a long and difficult illness. God bless you all with loving, happy memories. Kay Schlough, November 6, 2020 Joyce was my long-suffering bridge partner and friend. We shared many bridge playing ventures in local clubs and in Wichita Falls and in Hilton Head, South Carolina. She excelled in bridge and came within a few points of obtaining Life Master status. Rest in peace, dear Joyce, our memories will last forever. Shirley Presson, November 6, 2020 I so enjoyed playing bridge with Joyce, and was lucky to have known her. Carla Guthrie, November 5, 2020