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Rodney Holman

November 28, 2012

Obituary

On the morning of Nov. 28, 2012, Rodney Gerald Holman, took his final bow, as he departed from the arms of his committed, loyal, loving, praying mother, Sandra W. Holman and entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Rodney Holman, affectionately known as "Rod" also leaves to cherish his memory an adopted father, Franklin A. Holman; one sister, Jenee' (Aaron) Orr; one nephew, Aaron M. Orr, III; one niece, Jada Michelle Orr; two ‘sister-cousins,' Deitra (Damon) Toone and Darlene (Mike) Hinton; one aunt, Rosetta (David) Williams; two uncles, Harold (Ethel) Wilson and Bobby (Louise) Wilson; a host of cousins, loyal friends, colleagues, fellow ‘Artists', and the entire Holman and Wilson families. Rodney Holman was a member of the Obama National Arts Policy Committee during the Presidential Campaign. He was a former Writing Consultant for the New York City Department of Education, and a former Writing Tutor at the College of New Rochelle, New York. He also taught at Baruch College in New York and at Davidson College in North Carolina as an Apprentice Teacher. Rodney hails from Davidson College in Davidson, NC, where he majored in Political Science, serving as the first Minority Freshman and Sophomore Class Presidents. He later completed his degree at SUNY-Empire State University, New York. "Rod" more recently served as Educational Consultant with Carter G. Woodson School as well as Program Director with Delta Arts Center. Rod also held positions as a Regional Program Manager for VH1 Save The Music in Manhattan and Warner Brothers Productions. As a Teaching Artist, he developed poetry writing workshops for grade school students and adults, including a writing workshop with the theme of creating community and racial harmony. He trained school teachers how to incorporate poetry into their lesson plans. Rod is the author of several poems which have appeared in literary journals. His most recent collection of poetry is The Universal Solvent, which may now be ordered at Amazon.com. Mr. Holman was a former CORO Public Policy Fellow, HUD Community Development Fellow, and Institute of Political Leadership Fellow. His current activities included: NC Governor's School Foundation Board, Life Coach, Golden LEAF Scholars Program/Center for Creative Development and a board member of the Winston-Salem Writers. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rodney Holman please visit our Sympathy Store.

Visitation

DEC 1. 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

Graham Funeral Home

635 Wilkesboro St.

Mocksville, NC, 27028

Service

DEC 1. 11:00 AM (EST)

Graham Funeral Home

635 Wilkesboro St.

Mocksville, NC, 27028

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