Mary Madge Holiman
Services for Mary Madge Holiman, 104 of Tyler, are scheduled for 3p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Fisher and Rev. Elzie Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. Sunday until service time. Mrs. Holiman passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in Tyler. She was born August 29, 1908 in Chandler to the late Augustus P. and Lillie Mae Beall Moncrief. She was a Navy wife, so she and her family traveled extensively throughout her life, however she was mostly a homemaker and loving wife, mother, aunt and grandmother. She was a member of New Covenant Church. Madge enjoyed quilting and knitting. She also liked to bake and cook. She would bake 9-12 loaves of banana bread before Christmas and would give them all away. She loved to talk about her childhood and was very interesting to talk to. She was a very generous and compassionate person and was a good listener. She loved the Lord and read her devotions daily. She was very independent, kept her house in order and when she felt like it, she would go to the grocery store, as she liked doing her own shopping. She kept in touch with most of her old friends and was always positive. Aunt Madge was someone that if you didn’t know her, you missed a treat. She was an example of a better world and we need more like her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Fred Holiman. Survivors include her son, Fred Lee Holiman of Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Ada Mills of Austin; two grandchildren, Adrian and Tekoah; numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Pallbearers will be Shannon Herbert, Gary Moncrief, Harold Larison, Tommy Franklin, Roy Mills and Landon Moser.