Barbara "Suzanne" Holden Gregor



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.