Elizabeth M.(Holder)Delay, age 83, of Flint, passed away Friday, September 19, 2008 at Brian's House, Davison, Mi.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc Twp. The Rev. Marshall E. Delay officiating. Interment at Great Lakes National Cemetery where Elizabeth's four sons and two grandsons, Donald A. Delay and Leonard T. Delay will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday and 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Glad Tidings Tabernacle Church.
Elizabeth was born April 4, 1925 in Durham County, North Carolina the daughter of the late John Roscoe Holder and Junia Elizabeth Sasser.
Elizabeth graduated from Calvin Coolidge High School, Washington, D.C. in 1943, then married John Lindell Delay September 14, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland and he preceded her in death on January 12, 2008. She was an excellent baker and seamstress, who crafted many wedding dresses for family and friends. Elizabeth was active in the Bristol United Methodist Church, serving on the Methodist Women's Council and singing in the choir with her beautiful soprano voice.
Surviving are her 4 sons, John L. Delay Jr. (Joyce) of Port Huron, Robert F. Delay (Millie) of Swartz Creek, Mark D. Delay (Barbara) of Flint, Christopher A. Delay of Ovid; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, June Ellen Gunter and Nancy Jane Miller, both of Durham, NC; brother, Henry Sasser Holder of Dillon, SC; sister-in-law, Frances Holder of Dillon, SC; and many loving family members. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, John Frank Holder and Daniel Thomas Holder; brother-in-law, E.C. Gunter; and sister-in-law, Norma Holder.
Online condolences and tributes may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com
Published on September 22, 2008.