Barbara “Suzanne” Holden Gregor, age 46, of Salisbury passed away peacefully at her residence on July 10, 2017 after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Suzanne was born on July 20, 1970 in Shelby, NC, the daughter of Patricia “Patsy” Holden and the late Jesse T. Holden. She graduated from North Hills Christian School, earned her Associates of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Pfeifer University. She worked for several years as a Teacher’s Assistant at Knollwood Elementary School in the Rowan-Salisbury School System. At the time of her death, she was employed as a Bakery Technician for Perimeter Marketing servicing The Fresh Market stores around the country.
She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Salisbury and was very involved in the Singled-Out Sunday School class taught by her recently departed beloved sister. She enjoyed making hand-crafted soaps and baking for her family and friends.
Suzanne was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Holden; her sister, Phyllis Keels; and her niece, Julie Keels. Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Patsy Holden; her brother, Tyler Holden and his wife, Elaine along with their children, Shelby and David; and her nephew, Alan Keels and his family, Raquel Hartsell and Ryan Keels.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Suzanne’s life will be held at First Baptist Church of Salisbury, 223 N. Fulton St., Salisbury, NC on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Family will receive friends in the church parlor immediately following the service. A private family internment in First Baptist Church Columbarium will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144 or Singled-Out Sunday School Class, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, 223 N. Fulton St., Salisbury, NC 28144 or a ministry of your choice.
First Baptist Church - Salisbury
Wednesday December 31st, 1969
223 North Fulton Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
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A wonderful lady from a wonderful family. She left us much too early, but she is now with God, and the pain is gone. May God's grace, peace and comfort be a blessing for her family during this time of loss.
Gordon & Cynthia Correll
Submitted by Gordon Correll on Jul 13 2017 07:59:01 AM
You are truly missed Suzanne. No more pain, you are with our Lord and savior!!!
Submitted by Vondelia Willis on Jul 12 2017 10:12:16 PM
I worked with Suzanne upon the many times that she helped out at the Fresh Market. I enjoyed her smile and loving spirit. I am truly sadden by her passing. Her family is in my prayers.
Submitted by Crystal S Ezekiel on Jul 12 2017 01:44:14 PM
Tyler and Elaine...We are so sad to learn of Suzanne's death.This is just heartbreaking news for your family. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family and will remember all of you in our prayers. Sending much love ...Ann & Peter Bourque
Submitted by Ann & Peter Bourque on Jul 12 2017 08:25:58 AM
Patsy, my dear old friend, my heart is breaking for you! I know that you have a very strong faith and that is what will carry you through! Wayne and I are praying for you and Tyler that our Lord will comfort you until the day you are reunited with Jesse and your precious girls! You will always have a special place in my heart for all the wonderful times we shared all those years ago! I love you.
Submitted by Jan Mercer on Jul 12 2017 07:20:27 AM
Patsy, and Tyler, words can't express how saddened I was to hear the news of Suzanne passing. She was such a sweet, sweet soul. I have so many fond memories with her and your family that I will always cherish. Patsy I still dream of your apple pie and eating a piece like Suzanne taught me how with a slice of cheese and Ice cream. I know she is in a better place now making food and playing with children up in heaven. I will keep you and Tyler in my prayers and pray You feel Gods embrace during this sad, sad time.
Much love, Chad Safrit
Submitted by Chad Safrit on Jul 11 2017 10:56:32 PM
Patsy..all of your family were so special and so much a part of our brief years there. We will never forget you. We will pray for you and especially remember you this Sunday/
Dale and Doris Steele
Submitted by Dale Steele on Jul 11 2017 02:20:15 PM
Suzanne is very special to me!! She is the sister I never had. She is now without pain and experiencing Gods love!! I love you Suzanne...not goodbye..but see you soon!! Pasty and Tyler praying for peace and comfort!!!
Submitted by Kristi on Jul 11 2017 10:40:00 AM
Patsy - There are no words to express to you how sorry I am that this has happened to sweet Suzanne. Have been remembering the beautiful young teenager at her Sr. Banquet at North Hills Andy went with her, his first
time wearing a tuxedo, and she wore a beautiful royal blue ball gown. She asked me to put up her gorgeous hair the way I did mine and so I did. What fun we had! She wore white gardenias and she was magnificent! This is how I am thinking of her now. I hope you can find joy and perhaps a little peace from the memory of her at this moment in time. Thank you for allowing me to visit when I was in Salisbury. My prayers have been and will continue to be with you. Hugs. Beth
Submitted by Beth Bishop on Jul 11 2017 09:11:37 AM
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