Martha Hollinger

November 22, 1952 - February 1, 2022

11/22/1952 - 02/01/2022

Past Services

Visitation
Monday February 07, 2022
11:00 am
Fellowship Baptist Church
871 Tulls Creek Rd
Moyock, North Carolina 27958
(252) 435-6453 | Directions
Service
Monday February 07, 2022
12:00 pm
Fellowship Baptist Church
871 Tulls Creek Rd
Moyock, North Carolina 27958
(252) 435-6453 | Directions
Cemetery
Monday February 07, 2022
1:30 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505
Directions

Martha Richards Hollinger, 69, passed away  Tuesday, February 1, 2022 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Martha was born November 22, 1952 to Herman and Lottie Richards in Norfolk, Virginia.  She was a graduate of Norfolk Christian School in 1970. Martha met the love of her life, Carl, as a young teenager. They were married one week after she graduated high school. The Hollinger’s union brought forth three children: Dan, Steve, and Kerri.  Martha’s family was everything to her.  She devoted her life to her family and serving the Lord through the music ministry, The Old Time Gospel Singers, for over 40 years. She also worked as a church secretary at Burrows Memorial Baptist Church for over 30 years and directed the choir at her home church, Fellowship Baptist.
Martha is predeceased by her son, Steve. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Carl, her children, Dan (Nicole) and Kerri Hardwick (David), her grandchildren: Jonathan, Katelynn, Daniel (Elise), Kyle, Taylor, Aiden, Brandon, Grayson, Ashlynn and great grandchildren: Kingsley, Holland, Linkin, and Elleyanna. She also leaves behind her brother, Robert Lynn Richards (Joyce) and sister, Faith Edson, her beloved dog, Benji, and many other family members.
The viewing will be held at Fellowship Baptist Church, 419 Glenrock Road, Norfolk, VA, on Monday, February 7, 2022, 11 AM, followed by the Funeral at 12 PM, with Rev. Donald O’Dey officiating. A brief service and Internment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA, followed by a reception at Fellowship Baptist Church.
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BOB AND ANNE PICKRELL
11 months ago

Bob and I were so shocked to hear of Martha’s passing, She was a lovely Lady and wonderful singer and God loving person, We have sang, over the years, with she and The Old Time Gospel Singer’s many time’s, We know she will be greatly missed by lot’s and lot’s of people. Prayer’s for peace for all family and friend’s.

Frank Titus
11 months ago

RIP Martha.

Penny Bell
11 months ago

Martha was definitely my 4th sister.. more than a friend. Do many milestones. Together when we met our spouses. ( she introduced me to Mine). In each other’s weddings. At the births and weddings of our children. 35 years of singing together in Old Time Gospel Singers and spending many of our vacations together. Our last two vacations SO special!!! Oh yeah…. Almost All Of our Christmas Eves together!!
Praying for Carl Kerri Dan and rest of fay

Diego Sotomayor
11 months ago

My deepest condolences Carl , to you and family , my prayers are with you ,,

Sherry Reid
11 months ago

I am praying for Carl and family. She was a very special lady. She was a great encourager and her smile would light up a room her love for the Lord was obvious.

Michael Eugene West
11 months ago

Our group The Crusaders of NC shared ministry with Martha, Carl, Penny, and the rest of The Old Time Gospel Singers for many years. We cherished Our Friendship and Ministry for the Lord Greatly.

Joy Wolfe
11 months ago

Martha was a wonderful lady and she’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. She was such an awesome friend to my mom and played an important role in our church family. I remember her VBS nickname was “Musical Martha” because she taught the kids in music class. I’m so glad that she shared her gift of music with all us. She was even my wedding singer over 25 years ago. I’m going to miss her so much and the Hollinger family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda D Moore (NEXCOM retiree)
11 months ago

Carl, so sorry to hear about Martha’s passing. I lost my husband 17 years ago and I know how difficult it is. God is with you and your family and His love will get you through this time of mourning. God Bless!

Dotti Allen
11 months ago

I enjoyed Martha’s music many years at many places that the group would sing. And as former member of Burrows, I was blessed to have interacted with her many times. My prayers are with you and your family. May God’s Peace give you comfort during this sad time.

Heather Grissom Owen
11 months ago

The Richards/Hollinger name has been spoken in my life as long as I can remember. Ms. Martha’s musical gift brought such joy to everyone lucky enough to hear. Sending prayers for her family’s broken hearts. Sending love on behalf of my Grandmother Selma Underwood and Mother Carole Grissom.