Theo Catherine Holland


Mrs. Theo Catherine Holland, 89, of New Church, passed away March 27, 2021, at the Harrison House in Snow Hill, Md.

She was born in Miami Beach, Fla., on Feb. 29, 1932, a daughter to the late John “Jack” Carpenter and the late Jessie Mae (Hughes) Betz.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, on Chincoteague Island, and OES # 62.

Theo is survived by her two sons, Jack Jester and his wife, Cherie, of Atlantic, and Cloyd Jester and his wife, Sue, of Sanford; daughter, Janet Watson-Rocchini, and her husband, Robert, of Stevensville, Md.; two granddaughters, Danielle Daisey and her husband, Mark, of Chincoteague Island, and Heather Hardie and her husband, William, of Colonial Heights, Va.; four grandsons, Lance Jester, of Hallwood, Lee Jester, of Chincoteague Island, Randy Rhodes and his wife, Michelle, of Supply, N.C., and David Rhodes, of Supply; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Susie Tuberson, of Suffolk, Va.; four-legged loving rescue friend, Ollie; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John D. Holland; and first husband, Carl Lambert “Chub” Jester.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 2 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, Chincoteague Island, with the Rev. Jon Woodburn and Pastor John Thorne officiating.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the SPCA, P.O. Box 164, Melfa, VA 23410, or Manna Café, 6253 Church St., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336.

Services were entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home Inc., on Chincoteague Island. Condolences may be made online at
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