Jewell Violet Holder, 95, retired from Western Electric

WILMINGTON — Jewell Violet Holder, 95, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021. She was born July 9, 1925, to Jeter P. Cheek and Lenora Vanhoy Cheek in Yadkin County and lived most of her life in Lewisville. After retiring from Western Electric in Winston-Salem, she moved to Wilmington to be near her children. She was a “light of love” to all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R.J. Holder Jr.; daughter, Carol Holder Tayloe; son, Robert Michael Holder; brothers: Granville Cheek and Bryant Cheek; step-granddaughter, Wendy Tayloe; step-great-grandson, Jason Tayloe; and son-in-law, Bill Tayloe.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Holder Tayloe, sister, Golda Davis Canter, grandchildren: Chip Tayloe, and his wife, Eileen, Wes Holder, and his partner, Katy, and Thom Tayloe, and his wife, Tiffany; great-grandchildren, Carolyn Tayloe, Odell Tayloe and Johanna Tayloe; daughter-in-law, Pamela B. Holder; son-in-law, Edward F. Tayloe; nephew, Ronald Davis; and nieces, June King, Denise Lineberry and Meg Eakes.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Share online condolences with the family at Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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