I met Louise in 1968 when I went to work at Equipment Service Company. From my first day there, it was like I had known her all my life. She helped me so much and I loved hearing all her life stories. Such a great lady with a wonderful spirit. In later years, she would ask me to come to her house to visit and drive her around in her Buick. On Saturday when she entered heaven all her family and friends rejoiced. I'm sure if there is a Buick in heaven, she is driving around and of course, smiling and laughing.
Linda Foster - Birmingham
I have wonderful memories growing up with "Aunt Louise" in my life...the fish fries in College Hills,riding bikes along Lakeshore Dr.,celebrating her birthday at Pinedale Shores and my rehersal dinner in her basement. Such a beautiful spirit will be greatly missed. Sherri Beyer Forrester (Huntsville,AL)
Dear Sissy, You will always be our "Sweet Potato Queen". Thank you for the wonderful memories we made together over the past 15-years. It is gonna be tough without you but I know that he has made good on his promise to you!! You enjoy those streets of gold and may all the butterflies in heaven land upon your head.
I love you dearly,
Karen McCormick (Joan's favorite sister!)
Aunt Louise I sure enjoyed our week this summer. I enjoyed our talks and your wit. I enjoyed learning about my family history. What a great family I am from. I am so glad that you got to meet Hannah and share your" Is that right?"...She knew to say "That's right"!...You got me lost so much, but Garman got me home. You would say, turn here, turn here, but that was Ok! I spent 2 Thanksgivings with you and Aunt Jo--what a hoot! Yall set my sister's and I up with dates-one time to the football game. I also spent a week with you when Dad was there when he was moderator of the Presbyterian Church and you drove us around. The Holland family is such a big part of my family. My oldest brother has the honor of being called Hilton (after your brother). You told me that you had such younger friends and I met some of them. They loved you and were such angels to you. You kept them young, as you were so young at heart.
I am thankful for spending a week with you this summer, and I love you. ENJOY HEAVEN!!!!