Edward Holson

Edward Gates Holson

March 6, 1930 - April 27, 2020
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Edward Gates “Eddie Bo” Holson, 90, a 16-year resident of Selbyville, DE and previously of Riverdale, MD passed away from the COVID-19 virus in Annapolis, MD on April 27, 2020. Born on March 6, 1930 in Washington, DC to the late Edward and Catherine Holson, Ed was a U.S. Navy veteran and served proudly during the Korean War. After the war, he opened and operated several family restaurants in Maryland. Ed was ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church in 1976 and, at the time of his death, was assigned to St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City, MD. He was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus and the Elks Club. Ed loved to play the drums and sing. He played in several bands throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia, and continued playing until recently. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Carlee A. Holson, who died only five weeks ago on March 20, 2020. He is survived by nine children, Eddie, Jr., Wanda, Danny, David (Brenda), Marianne (Dave), Michael (Rhonda), Richard (Chris), Steven and Gregory (Lamb); and one brother, James. He is also survived by 27 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Due to current social distancing limitations, services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or Online condolences may be offered by using the Memory Wall link at the top of this page.
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Michael Maier

Posted at 07:40pm
Goodnight Edward Holson God has a drummer now to keep the rhythm and the beat when the trumpets sound. I’ve remembered all these years you telling me the little Maier boy to get to bed. My mom come looking for me later, because good boys do what they’re told. Goodnight Edward, your work here is done RIP.

Sharron Lewis

Posted at 11:19am
To the Holson children,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your father and mother. I remember our summers together when we were all children and life was a lot simpler. We were all young and happy. I recently lost my mom (March12) and my dad is so sad being without her. Knowing your parents are together with God must be a comfort to you all. I spent many Sundays at St. Luke's with your dad on the altar and your mom right up front. Many Sundays I tried to figure out which one of you were sitting with her. LOL We spoke most days after church and your mom always had the most beautiful smile on her face. She always spoke you her children and families. I pray for your wonderful memories to soon replace your loss. Have a wonderful celebration of your father's life.
God Bless Ed and Carlie

Sharron (Murray) Lewis

Faye Hartman

Posted at 10:39am
Ed and Carlee were a great couple. Always very friendly and helpful to friends. They can now be together again. Faye Hartman, member of St Luke's Ocean City MD.

Carrie Tylor Posted at 09:35am

My heart hurts for all of you. Your dad was a very sweet Man. Glad he is reunited with your mom. Love Carrie Tylor

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