"So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord."
2 Corinthians 5:6-8
Helene Holloman Chin El was born to Earnestine Thomas and the late Lonzie Alfonso Holloman, a caretaker and a landscaper, in Fort Lauderdale, Fl on August 10, 1964. She had a lifelong commitment to the health and well-being of others, being a registered nurse for over 30 years. She graduated from Broward Community College in 1993 with her degree and from there, she would take care of patients throughout Florida and Georgia, from the newest born babies to the elderly to even a brief stint as a paramedic.
Helene was a central part of a large and loving family. She married her late husband, Derrick Roy Chin and shortly after raised four children with determination, patience and grace. Even after her husband's death in 2000. she would go on to show her children the beauty that this world has to offer, between many family trips both near and far and in her constant emphasis as education as a key to salvation.
Helene had a boundless amount of love in her heart. As her namesake suggest, she a fiery spirit, and she advocated for her loved ones with a rapturous fervor. For all her passion, she never let it sour he mood, being capable of befriending a wide swath of people throughout her life.
Helene is survived by her mother, Earnestine; her five siblings, Joseph, Patricia, Louise, John Lee and Emily; four children, Waddell, Ashley, Derrick and Mikhail; he step-son, Fabian and her six grandchildren. Countless other family and friends will be mourning her passing.
Ms. Helene Holloman transitioned on Monday afternoon February 21, 2022 following a fatal car accident. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday March 1, 20022 at the Chapel of Bynes-Royall Funeral Home 204 West Hall St., Savannah, GA 31401. Public viewing Monday February 28, 2022 from 3-6:00 pm at the Chapel of Bynes-Royall. Masks and Social distancing.
Professional services entrusted to Bynes-Royall Funeral Home.