Life Story: Pastor George Vernon Holloway, 65; Founded Communion Fellowship Ministries

Pastor George Vernon Holloway, 65, of Somerset, died on March 31 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick and was laid to rest on April 4 at Franklin Memorial Park Cemetery in Somerset.

Pastor George Vernon Holloway was born March 5, 1954 in Newark to the late George Holloway and Evelyn (Easter) Holloway.

Pastor Holloway attended school in Newark, graduating from West Side High School in 1972. After graduation, he attended Livingston College in New Brunswick. Pastor Holloway worked for many years in Newark as a supervisor for Nanes Finishing Company and then as a correctional officer for Northern State Prison. He later worked as a manager for All-Ways Advertising Company in Hillside NJ.

Pastor Holloway attended Eastern Theological Seminary in Philadelphia PA in 1994. He later attended New York Theological Seminary from 1995-1997, graduating with a Certificate in Christian Ministry. He was called to the ministry in 1995 and ordained under the leadership of Pastor Benjamin Parker of Greater Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Newark.

In 1996, Pastor Holloway founded Communion Fellowship Ministries in Elizabeth, later relocating to Newark, where he remained as pastor until 2007. Pastor Holloway loved the Lord.

Pastor Holloway lived an intentional life. His life was full and victorious. He followed the path that God chose for him and when the time came he embraced the transition from this life to be with the Lord.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 30 years, Bernice Holloway, his children Tameika Oliver, Vernon Oliver, Anthony Holloway (Octavia), Nicole Holloway and Yasmina Holloway Watson, his brothers, Michael Holloway, Kenny Holloway, Steven Holloway, Darryl Deloatch, his sisters Christine Holloway, Ernestine Holloway Harvey, his grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


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