Mary Lee Hollins

September 23, 1932 – May 6, 2020

Mary Lee Hollins, 87, peacefully passed away into the arms of her Savior on May 6, 2020, with her family at her side. She was a cherished jewel that many looked to for wisdom and prayer. She was born on September 23, 1932, the eldest daughter of Jack Boston and Willie Lee Lewis.

Mary graduated from Jack Yates High School in Houston, Texas, where she met and later married her loving husband, George Newt Hollins, Sr. Five children were born to their union: George Jr., Janice, Jack, David, and Diane. George and Mary were blessed with 65 years of marriage until his death in 2015.

Mary accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior as a young girl. With a quiet and loving spirit, she was devoted to sharing the love of Christ with others, bringing many lives to the Lord throughout her life. Whether during her early career as a PBX Operator/Supervisor at Houston Lighting & Power Company or her years of service at her longtime church home, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, her ministry was evident.

Mary began her Christian walk as a member of Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church and later joined Wheeler Avenue, where she continued in faithful ministry.

She was a nurturing mother who poured her love into each of her children with a patient, loving spirit. She provided guidance, support, encouragement, and a profound and quiet wisdom that she also modeled before them.
Mary touched lives everywhere she went. She never met a stranger—she simply added each person she encountered to her family of faith. She was the epitome of what a Christian walk looks like, and we are thankful to God for every second she blessed and enriched our lives.

The Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Mary Lee Hollins will be Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ. A walk-by visitation will be held beginning at 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. A private service, attended by the immediate family, may be viewed through live stream starting at 11:00 A.M.: web site at Masks and social distancing are mandatory for walk-by viewing. A private interment will be held at Houston Memorial Gardens and a memorial service, to be held at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, is being planned at a later date.

The Celebration of Life service for Mrs Mary Lee Hollins will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ.  

A walk-by visitation will be held beginning at 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M.

A private service, attended by the immediate family, may be viewed through live stream starting at 11:00 A.M.: web site at

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Shirley Leonard Shirley Leonard from Sugar Land, TX wrote on May 16, 2020 at 6:33 pm
My condolence to the family. I met Ms Hollins when George Sr worked for Universal Life Insurance Company for more than 20 yrs. She was always a very delightful person and a joy to be around.
Nicole Huffman Nicole Huffman from Houston wrote on May 16, 2020 at 5:58 pm
The time God blessed me to know Aunt Mary was the true embodiment of the Scripture that tells us that He will give us beauty for ashes. In a life that was filled with darkness, he used her as a light. She will be missed, and as Chris said during the services, she definitely deserves those two days to celebrate her that she received by the City of Houston.
Charles P Garmond Charles P Garmond from Houston wrote on May 16, 2020 at 1:13 pm
Sweet Low, Sweet Chariots, Coming for to carry me Home Rest In Peace Mama Hollins. May God continue to Bless and Keep you I Pray🙏🏿
Charles Gooden Charles Gooden from Houston wrote on May 16, 2020 at 1:28 am
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28) "LOVE"
Rod Gilder Rod Gilder from Houston wrote on May 15, 2020 at 4:29 pm
I am thankful that I was able to meet Sis. Hollins. I met her at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. She a lived a life worthy of being called a Christian. She greeted you with a smile and always warmly inquired about your well-being. She, along with others, routinely participated in the evangelism ministry. She joyfully shared her faith in Jesus with anyone who would listen. I was encouraged to share my faith because she so fearlessly shared her own. I am thankful that God allows us to meet people, like Sis. Hollins, who serve as an example of Christian living. I pray that the family will always cherish the worth of Sis. Hollins and that God's comfort will be felt in the life of the family.
Darren Crump Darren Crump from Houston wrote on May 15, 2020 at 1:19 am
Words can't take away the pain of losing a mother. My mother received her wings a couple of years ago. I know your pain and share my prayers. My heart felt condolences to you and your beautiful family.
Joann Webster Joann Webster from Pinehurst wrote on May 14, 2020 at 8:32 pm
To The Family!! I am so sorry for your Loss! I pray that family find peace in this time of Your Loved one. I only had the privelege Of meeting her Twice. But she was such a kind lady. I could feel her spirit as i talked to her.My deepest condolences & Prayers For the Family.
Lena Lena from Cresno wrote on May 14, 2020 at 8:04 pm
Rest In Peace Queen
James Patterson James Patterson from Missouri City wrote on May 14, 2020 at 6:24 pm
Our prayers and condolences to the family and loved ones of this beautiful spirit. Mrs. Hollins was a beautiful person both inside and out. May she rest in His loving arms.
Chris Waddell Chris Waddell from Missouri City wrote on May 14, 2020 at 1:17 pm
I was so so saddened when I saw this. Actually had to gather my thoughts. Sis. Hollins was by far one of the sweetest people at Jordan Grove. Always had that beautiful smile to compliment that beautiful spirit. Even in her elder years...whenever I would see her...she knew me... recognized me and made sure I came over to speak. That wasn't a problem because she was one of my favorite people. My heart is heavy. However...there is nothing I can say to you and your family that is not already in your inner most being. Just grab ahold of what God has both said and written...and allow HIM to do the rest. God bless you and keep you is my prayer 🙏❣️.
Morgan Family Morgan Family from Houston wrote on May 14, 2020 at 12:58 am
We send our deepest condolences for your pain right now. Find comfort in that the good memories will hold her near and dear to the entire family. There is no doubt that she’s smiling and watching over you all. Love you guys.
Felicia Felicia from Houston wrote on May 12, 2020 at 12:20 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Randy Carodine Randy Carodine from Missouri City wrote on May 11, 2020 at 10:25 pm
I pray that you are comforted knowing that your loved one will forever be in the protective and loving arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May God forever bless you. R. Carodine