Amber LaShell Holland

Published 3:31 pm Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Amber LaShell Holland, 39, passed away quietly at her home on March 27, 2019. Amber was born on Jan. 11, 1980, in Atmore.

She resided in Poarch her whole life. She attended Faulkner State Community College, where she received an associate’s degree.

Amber is preceded in death by her grandparents, Curtis Edward McGhee, and Ervin and Elsie Holland.

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She is survived by her mother, Carrie (Randy) Martin of Poarch; father, J.T. Holland of Poarch; two sisters, Crystal (Jerry) Sanchez of Perdido and Courtney Holland of Poarch; nieces, Alyssa, Keleigh and Isabella; nephews, Logan and Bryden; maternal grandmother, Pearline McGhee; and a very special caregiver, Ms. Nikki Bowens.

Funeral services were held March 30, 2019, from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ricky Tedder officiating. Interment followed in New Home Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Keith Martin, Clayton Coon, Ellis Martin, Dylan McGhee, Matthew Martin and Dave Stephens. Honorary pallbearers were Stephanie Bryan, Robert McGhee, Charlotte Meckel, Eddie Tullis, Sandy Hollinger, Arthur Mothershed, Dewitt Carter, Garvis Sells, Jay Dorris, Brent Pinkston, Catherine Timmons, Tim Ramer and Terri Morris.

Visitation was held March 29 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Amber was a member of the Poarch Creek Indians and was passionate of her Native American Heritage.

The title of “Honorary Princess” was bestowed upon her by the PCI Tribal Council. Amber was given the Indian name of Hywanesha, which means “Weeping Willow” in the Creek Language.

Besides her passion for the tribe, Amber was also passionate about Alabama football, the Atlanta Braves, Dallas Cowboys and Wind Creek Casino, where she worked as a security greeter for seven years.

The family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and prayers. A special thank you to nurses: Debbie Albritton, Denise James and Terri Davis; caregivers: Monica Lockett and Tiara Jackson, Sonshine Companion Care.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements