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Hollis May Yeatts

July 4, 1943 - July 18, 2023

Hollis May Yeatts, 80, of Goode, passed away surrounded by her family on July 18, 2023. Hollis was met by her Lord and with open arms by the love of her life, Jimmy, with whom she spent 62 loving years of marriage.

Hollis was born on July 4, 1943, in Amherst County to the late Jack and Ruth Rucker. She was a member of Bethany Methodist Church and loved her church family dearly. Hollis dedicated her whole life to serving and taking care of others. She retired from Central Virginia Training Center after many years and continued taking care of people in her home. Hollis was a woman full of courage and grace with a heart of gold, who showed compassion to all she knew. A beautiful soul and ray of sunshine for everyone. Hollis was an amazing and wonderful mother and nana to her children and all her babies, as she loved to call her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy; son, Steve; sister, Estelle and brothers, Wiley, and Richard.

Hollis is survived by her children, Debra Emmerson (Tim), Vickie Yeatts, Timmy Yeatts ( Nichole); grandchildren, Courtney Emmerson (Jeff), Travis Emmerson (Emily), Daniel Lee (Casey), Peyton Yeatts (Hilari), Stevie Yeatts, Ryder Yeatts and Blakeleigh Yeatts; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Colt, Gracie, May, Sylvia, Ivy Jean and Waylon James, A special niece, Terry Stinnett, a devoted family friend, Teresa Collins and Andy, Mary, Betty Sue and Tina all of whom she loved dearly.

A celebration will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at Bethany Methodist Church with Pastor Phil Showers officiating. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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You and Jimmy were one of a kind. All visitors were family in your home. Thank you for always caring for others. I'm sure you had no clue how much you meant to so many. You will be missed by so many in the community. My deepest sympathies to your family and friends. Rest in Peace my friend.

Posted by Courtney Evans on July 25, 2023

I worked with Hollis at CVTC and she was such a beloved worker who cared so much for the individuals. I know she will be missed. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Carol Dennis Chittum on July 23, 2023

Debra, Vickie, Timmy, we will miss Hollis so much. I am so glad we had time with her and all of you before she got sick. And glad we were able to spend the time we had last week with everyone. Your Mom was such a special lady. All ways caring for others and never asking for anything in return. I will miss you Aunt Hollis just as I miss Jimmy! Love and prayers to the family.

Posted by Sharron Dawson on July 20, 2023

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