Joseph Benjamin Holland

Joseph Benjamin Holland, 26, of Strasburg, went home to be with the Lord on December 23, 2017.  Joseph was a much-loved son, brother, father, and friend.  He was born on April 18, 1991, in Virginia Beach, to his parents, Steve and Heidi Anne Holland.  He grew up playing sports and was an avid Redskins fan. He faithfully attended church, and loved being with his 8 brothers and sisters.  Every summer he loved going to Camp Paddy Run for a week of camp.  He learned to play the piano and loved to sing.  He attended Central High School where he excelled in history, and earned his high school diploma in June 2009. His son, Isaiah, was born in 2010 and brought Joe great joy.  He loved to spend time with Isaiah, who was the light of his life.  In April 2015, Joe graduated from the Shenandoah Valley Teen Challenge program and then served as an intern for several months.  While with Teen Challenge, Joe demonstrated his faith in Jesus Christ through baptism.  As SVTC choir director, he took the choir to local churches to share about their ministry.  In November 2017, Joe married Jaclyn Wittig.  As a person, Joe was a friend to everyone.  He was bright, confident, and personable; passionate about life and the people he shared it with, and he never knew a stranger. He deeply loved his family, and he will be greatly missed.

Joe is survived by his son Isaiah; his wife Jaclyn and her daughter Emma; his father Steve Holland and wife Rhonda; his mother Heidi Anne Holland; his brother Andrew Holland and wife Angela and their children Rachel, Isaac, Ryan, and Ethan; his sister Heather Hoover and husband Brian and their sons Dylan, Corbin, Blake, and Tate; his brother David and wife Beka; his brother Matthew and wife Danai and their children Wyatt and Natalie; his brother Jonathan; his sister Rose; his brother Jason, and his brother Micah.  He is also survived by his grandmother, Sheila Whitcomb; his aunts Karen Probus and husband Michael, Julie Puckett, and Ellen Nicholson and husband Steve; his uncle Rev. Richard C. Whitcomb and wife Donna; and eighteen cousins.

Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents Bruce and Lois Holland, his grandfather Rev. Richard A. Whitcomb, and his uncle James Puckett.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Woodstock, VA.  Visitation with family and friends will begin an hour before the service.  The interment will be at Massanutten Cemetery in Woodstock.  Viewing is available at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock on Friday, December 29 from 9am to 5pm, and on Saturday, December 30 from 9am to noon.  Memorial contributions may be mailed to Shenandoah Valley Teen Challenge, P.O. Box 375, Basye, VA, 22810.

Arrangements are in care of Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

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7 Condolences to Joseph Benjamin Holland

  1. Karen Cribbs says:

    Dear Holland family ~
    As you mourn the Joe’s passing, may God’s perfect peace that is beyond our comprehension always be yours. I am so saddened by your loss. Praying for you all, Karen

  2. Ben Rogers says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. I lived with joe for about a year on Filbert Street and Stephen city Virginia back in 2011 I hope you all find peace with his passing.

    My condolences
    Ben Rogers

  3. Anne Webster says:

    Jon, Jason, Rose, Micah, and Family,

    My heart breaks for you at this time of loss. May God surround you with his love. I pray that you find comfort, peace, and strength at this time. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says There is an occasion for everything,
    and a time for every activity under heaven:
    a time to give birth and a time to die;
    a time to plant and a time to uproot; Lit uproot what is planted
    a time to kill and a time to heal;
    a time to tear down and a time to build;
    a time to weep and a time to laugh;
    a time to mourn and a time to dance;
    a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
    a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing;
    a time to search and a time to count as lost;
    a time to keep and a time to throw away;
    a time to tear and a time to sew;
    a time to be silent and a time to speak;
    a time to love and a time to hate;
    a time for war and a time for peace.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Sending you lots of hugs too.

    God Bless You All,

    Anne Webster

  4. Tamra Dalton (Carlson) says:

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this time of grief. We’re praying the comfort of the Holy Spirit would be yours!

    Prayers and hugs,

    Tamra

  5. Maggie Edwards says:

    Steve, I am quite saddened by the news of Joseph’s passing. While it has been a long time since I’ve seen you, fond memories of you, your parents, and Ellen and of times in Vienna surface every once in a while. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  6. Julie Overman says:

    Dear Anne,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I remember Joe well. May the promises of the gospel bring you peace.
    With love,
    Julie Overman

  7. John & Mary Anne Beeton says:

    To all the family, praying for our Lord’s comfort & peace that surpasses all understanding during these difficult times. We love you & will continue to pray. God bless you.

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