Alice Preston Holland, 96, of Rocky Mount, VA, traded in her cross for a crown on Monday, December 17, 2018 at her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on June 18, 1922 in Rocky Mount, VA. Alice was preceded in death by her mother Eliza Jane Preston; her husband Lacy B. Holland; three sons, Arnez Witcher, Rudy Holland, and Robie Holland; four brothers Charlie Preston, Willie Preston, Posie Preston and Harry Preston; three sisters, Ethel Hunt, Reva Preston, and Lera Witcher.

Alice is survived by her children Martha McNair of Roanoke, VA, Buddy Witcher of Rocky Mount, VA, Danny Witcher of Martinsville, VA, Larry Holland of Roanoke, VA, Kitty Walker of Martinsville, VA, Veronica Durham of Martinsville, VA and Kathy Holland of Roanoke, VA; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; and a host of great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bassett Funeral Service of Bassett, VA. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Truevine Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, VA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Alice’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.