Jean K. Holladay

  • Born: February 24, 1938
  • Died: April 12, 2021
  • Location: Central, South Carolina

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630
Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jean Kelly Holladay, 83 of Central passed away peacefully Monday, April 12, 2021. She was born in Pickens County February 24, 1938, the daughter of Harvey and Bernice Roper Kelly.

Jean lived in the area her entire life. She worked in the Clemson University ticket office for over 30 years. She also spent 18 years working at the Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, welcoming guests as they attended visiting hours, and later in the after-care program there. Both jobs were so rewarding. Jean enjoyed all the Clemson games, both home and away; she loved taking the family camping, especially to The Beach. Church was always very important to Jean. She was a youth leader for many years, and she enjoyed singing in the choir.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death and welcomed into Heaven by her son, Robbie Holladay and her sister, Eleanor Gibson. She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Kale; and a son, Randy Holladay; two grandsons, Weston and Cordie Kale.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 17th at the Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, 108 Cross Creek Rd., Central. Scroll to the video player below to view the service. Entombment will follow the service at the Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM prior to the service.

The family would like to especially thank Jean's caregivers, Irene and Brenda for the love and care they showed to her.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Jean's memory to Pickens County Shelter of Hope, 141 Cityview Circle Pickens, SC 29671.

Click the play button in the video player below to watch the service.

Please visit or Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, Central-Clemson Commons.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Randy, I am so sorry for your loss. It was my pleasure to meet and visit your Mother over the years. She was a very special person. Prayers your way.

Posted by Alice Smith - Seneca, SC - Friend   April 19, 2021

Bob worked with Jean at the ticket office for many years. She was such a sweet, sweet lady. After we graduated, were married, and moved away from Clemson, we always made a point to come by to speak to Jean at the ticket office when we were in town. The service today was a beautiful tribute to her. So glad we could be there.

Posted by Bob and Alice Fox - Clemson, SC - Coworker   April 17, 2021

Thoughts & prayers to the family of Sweet Jean, she is one of the sweetest ladies we have ever known, always sharing a smile.

Posted by Bill &Teresa Daniel - Clemson - Acquaintance   April 17, 2021

Randy, Rhonda & family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I considered it a privileged to work with her for several years and by extension, meet y'all. She walked the walk. There is absolutely no doubt where she is celebrating today. Her loss has left a huge void that makes this world feel darker, but hopefully the love and well wishes from those around you will help lift you up. I send you my warmest thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Rick Brewer - Easley, SC - Coworker   April 16, 2021

I got to know Jean through the ticket office. What a helpful and nice lady to deal with. My prayers are with her family and friends.

Posted by Terry Long - Clemson, SC - Friend   April 16, 2021

Always a sweet spirit and blessing to me. She ran the race well and it's wonderful to know she's enjoying all that heaven has to offer. God bless the family is my prayer.

Posted by Bob Dickard - Pendleton, SC - Friend   April 15, 2021

Ms. Jean touched my life and always blessed me from the first time that I met her at Cannon Memorial B.C. up until the last time that I saw her at a Clemson football game. I so look forward to seeing her in Heaven some glad morning when this life is o'er.

Posted by Keith Kelly - Lyman, SC - Friend   April 14, 2021

Sorry to hear Jean's influence has left us, but grinning just thinking of her crossing over to meet her Lord and Savior. Loved Jean and grateful I knew her. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Becky Bowman - Liberty, SC - Coworker   April 14, 2021

Sorry to hear of your loss. Jean was a wonderful person.

Posted by Jeff Rosenberger - Six Mile, SC - Friend   April 14, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Find comfort in the sweet memories of her and her love for Christ.

Posted by Ann Burns Courtney - Seneca, SC - Friend   April 14, 2021

I am so saddened by Jean's passing. She was a very good friend and I loved her. I can attest to the fact that she was a great neighbor and was extremely dedicated to her Lord and her church. She is definitely enjoying the rewards for her service to Jesus Christ her Savior.

Posted by Glenda Rhyder - Central, SC - Family Friend   April 13, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. Jean was a sweet lady.

Posted by Theresa Cooper - Easley - Friend   April 13, 2021

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