Elizabeth Lee Dickinson Hollidge

elizabeth hollidge

September 10, 1923 ~ September 8, 2021

Born in: Washington, D.C.
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Elizabeth Lee Dickinson Hollidge, 97, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

A native of Washington, D.C., Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Harry John and Imogen Stiars Dickinson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Albert Hollidge, aka Abbey; daughter, Mary Jean Glass; son, James B. Hollidge; grandson, Adam Mattingly; and brothers, Harry John Dickinson, Jr., and Robert Vernon Dickinson.

Elizabeth owned and operated Abbey Pie Co. in the D.C.-area with her husband for many years before she eventually worked with the Naval Defense Mapping Agency.

She and Mr. Hollidge were dedicated and active members of Pennsylvania Ave. Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Maryland. She taught Sabbath School, working and helping the children of the church as much as she could.

In her free time, there were few things she loved more than to travel. She often remarked that her 70s were the best years of her life, when she enjoyed many cruises and Christian bus tours. She was a member of two Red Hat Groups in Maryland. In 2006, Mrs. Hollidge moved to the Asheville area where she enjoyed her time with the French Broads Red Hat Group and became a member of Foster Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Mrs. Hollidge will be lovingly remembered as someone who loved and cared about everyone she came in contact with and impacted the lives of countless individuals.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Abbey Vick; daughter-in-law, Marian Hollidge; great-grandchildren, C. Adam Hensley, Rebecca Burrell, and Lauren Chapman; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Dickinson Drake and Joan Dickinson Barney; and many other family members.

The memorial service for Mrs. Hollidge will be held at Foster Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Saturday, September 18, at 3:00 p.m.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Memorial Service: September 18, 2021 3:00 pm

Foster Memorial Seventh-Day Adventist Church
375 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803


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  1. My Aunt Betty will be greatly missed by our family. She lived through some hard times in her many years, but never complained. She lived life to it’s fullest, always cheerful and giving. Family was everything. She loved the Lord and was happy to the very last minute of her long life!

  2. Farwell to a precious and beautiful lady, our dear friend. We will miss you and look forward to our meeting again.
    Roger and Brenda Clark

  3. My sweet, loving, wonderful, precious Gran……….she would start most letters, cards, and conversations with those words so I thought I would carry on her tradition. To know her was to love her. She was the most kind and God fearing person I have ever known. Her faith in God was absolute and He blessed her with a long life. She loved her entire family and all of her friends. She was a light in the life of everyone who knew her and a shining example of how we should all be. I will miss everything about her but am comforted knowing that she is asleep, waiting on Jesus to wake her up to go home. I have no doubt that my Gran is going to Heaven.

    • Rebecca my heart goes out to you as I know how much you loved your Gran. Know that your Gran is in heaven looking down and watching over you.

  4. Me. Betty, getting to know you was an absolute joy blessing! You always had kind words to say and the love you showed me and my family will always be remembered. Only if the world could live through your heart and eyes, we would be filled with nothing but love. We will dearly miss you, the wonderful cards and treats you often sent. Memories will stay for my lifetime, rest peacefully and be joyful in your forever home.

  5. Betty was our special friend and neighbor. She was always kind and loving and thoughtful. Never forgot a birthday or special occasion. Always had a card and gift for each of us during those times. She never failed to tell us how much she appreciated us and loved us, and we loved her in return. She will be missed greatly.

  6. My Gran….What can I say….I’m heart-broken—-She was the most wonderful, kind, loving, giving person I’ve ever known. I know God is/was with her. I know the Angels cried the day she left us. She is/was such a precious soul.
    She touched so many lives with her sweet kind ways. She prayed for everybody–everyday. I will miss you Gran. I love you Gran. I will strive to be more like you, Gran. As Becca says “WWGD”. “What would Gran do!”
    See you on Resurrection Day my Gran!

  7. I grew up in the same neighborhood. I have so many fond memories of hanging at their house with Adam and Abby. So sorry to hear of sweet Betty’s passing. Loved getting her Christmas cards every year. Tamara Jolin
    Rhode Island

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