Visitation Information:

February 15th, 2020 at 02:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Service Information:

February 16th, 2020 at 02:00 PM
Memorial Park North Funeral Home Riverside Chapel
989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, GA 30501

Mrs. Jill Renee Holland Alderman, 41

Jill Renee Holland Alderman, age 41, of Clermont, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Emory University Hospital.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel with interment to follow at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the funeral home.

Jill was born August 27, 1978 in Gainesville, Georgia. Jill was preceded in death by her grandparents, Willie and Irene Haynes, Emory and Ruth Holland; uncles, Charlie, Arnold, Robert and Wayne Haynes; aunts, June West and Patsy Harington.

Jill is survived by her loving husband and soul mate of 24 years, Joe Alderman; her two wonderful boys, Dawson and Cash Alderman; parents, Hugh and Ruby (Haynes) Holland; sisters, Shanda Hatcher, Jody Lewis and Patty Townsend; uncle, Herbie Holland (Angela); aunts, Joyce Dispain, Helen Haynes, Peggy Haynes and Sharon Haynes along with a host of beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and uncountable amount of special friends.

To know Jill was to love her. She showed so much love to everyone. She was an incredible mother to her babies. A lifelong loving friend, a true genuine, caring loving soul. Jill took pride in serving children and families within the Headstart Program, operated by Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. Jill is a “True Warrior”, she fought the good fight and “won” the battle many times. Jill said it best on December 23, 2019. She posted the following…

“In December 1981, my parents got the news that NO parent ever wants to hear about their baby. Your child has CANCER! Dec 8th the told my parents, Dec 22 they did surgery to remove what they could. In January they said it was Ewing's Sarcoma. A rare childhood bone cancer. (Typically in arms and leg bones) mine was on my Cervical and Thoracic vertebrae. Yes, in my neck. I started some very very harsh chemotherapy and radiation. Yes I do remember certain things that happened during this time of my life. Granted I was 3 when diagnosed and 5 when I had my very last Chemotherapy and Radiation. One week later I was sick, in the hospital again but this time it wasn't cancer. I was in Congestive Heart Failure. You see my chemotherapy was so harsh it damaged my heart (got rid of the cancer though) So I now have Cardiomyopathy secondary to Adriamyocin (the red devil, chemo) I fought for  20 years to keep my heart beating and healthy. In 2003, I gave that old heart a fling and became a Heart Transplant recipient.  Life changed friends. I felt alive, like I felt energized, warm, I could BREATHE! I went from that sick little bald head girl to the girl that found her soul mate. The man that accepted and loved me for who I was, just the way I was. All frail and sickly. He stood right by my side and held my hand,  wiped my tears, gave me my meds, cooked and cleaned, pampered and LOVED me through it all. October 2007 he made me his wife. People say he is a lucky man, but the truth is I am the lucky one.  My daddy's friend James Cash once told me that the angels sent Joe to me. James you are absolutely right, they did. Friends Im rambling on because not many people find a love so true like the one Joe and I share. Yes we have definitely had our differences, ups and downs, wanted to kill each other. But at the end of the day we are exactly where we want to be. By each others side. God Blessed us with a Donor Heart. Another family lost a loved one. They loved someone so very much they allowed them to live on by organ donation. Tis the season for lots of travels and accidents multiply. Be sure to let your family know your wishes to be an organ and tissue donor.”

Heaven gained an amazing angel. Jill, you are our HERO! As saddened and shocked as we all are, we know your health has been restored. You are in Heaven shining down!

Fly High Baby Girl!

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to be made to the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association 10 Glenlake Pkwy NE South Tower Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30328 or Camp Sunshine 1850 Clairmont Road Decatur, GA 30033 404-325-7979.

Memorial Park Funeral Home North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Dr. is in charge of arrangements.

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Cathy weaver 2020-02-13 17:26:35
Joe and boys I can't find the words ,we are so sorry .Jill's parents and family we are so sorry ,Praying God sends all of you comfort and healing.Cathy &Warren Weaver
Freda Wiley 2020-02-13 17:31:52
Hearts Everywhere Are Broken. We All Loved You Jill. Prayers For Joe, The Boys, Hugh, Ruby Holland, all other family and all friens.
Bryson oshields 2020-02-13 17:42:29
Thank you for your kindness and love u have given me over the years love u soooo much Love from the oshields family aka weasel 🙁😥😭
Peggy Danielle Lynn 2020-02-13 17:45:53
May the Lord keep his arms around the family at this time. Jill you will be missed one thing I never forget you spark and how it lit up a room .
Ann Jones 2020-02-13 18:11:25
My sincere condolences and deepest sympathies. May God comfort each of you and may he bless you with grace and peace. Jill was special and loved by all who knew her.
Dana Pardue 2020-02-13 18:35:42
Jill was a perfect example of love and friendship! The room lit up when she came in! Her voices and giggles were contagious! Prayers for Joe and the rest of the family
Kim Campbell 2020-02-13 19:06:43
Ruby, Hugh, Joe and family I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your whole family. Jill was a special girl that brought a lot of joy to those around her. She will be missed.
Christine Clark 2020-02-13 19:14:09
Oh how you will be missed by so many. You had a way of touching everyone. RIP Sweet lady.
Carol and Shawn Leatherwood 2020-02-13 20:03:47
Joe, Shawn and I are so saddened to learn of Jill's passing. Our hearts break for you and the family. We love you and Jill and lift you up in prayer.
Rhonda Gajeske 2020-02-13 20:06:04
Joe, There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss! Jill was an amazing woman and I love you both so very much! My heart is broken at the news of the loss of Jill! She was such an incredible woman! We send all of our love your way as you and the family are trying to figure things out. ♥️♥️♥️
Lisa Westmorland 2020-02-13 20:12:29
Condolences to Joe and to Jill’s whole family. She was an inspiration to all that knew her and will be missed by all.
Bento and charlotte brown 2020-02-13 20:15:52
Jill you will be missed dearly.Praying for your boys.I know you will be the angel that sits upon their shoulders.
Vonda Richardson 2020-02-13 20:40:05
Your in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Jill
Leslie Palmer 2020-02-13 21:06:36
I am so sad to hear of your passing Jill. You will be missed by so many! Love and prayers for Joe, your boys and family.
Jennifer Cagle 2020-02-13 21:38:59
I’m so sorry to hear this news, Jill was an absolutely beautiful person with such a cheerful outlook on life. She never took anything for granted. Praying for all of you.
Bill and Sandy Holden 2020-02-13 22:05:22
Joe, Hugh, and Ruby, We are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of our Jill Holly. Our prayers are for all of you, and the babies. Jill was such a sweet, special person. She was a joy to be with. Bill and Sandy Holden
Marie Parker Westberry 2020-02-13 22:15:15
Jill was such a wonderful , beautiful , caring person inside and out she will be so deeply missed . My thoughts and prayers go out to her husband Joe and two boys .
Shelia & Eddie McFalls 2020-02-13 22:36:19
Joe, I am so very sorry to hear of Jills passing. You and your family will be lifted up in prayer that almighty God will wrap his loving arms around you and the family and guide you with his love , peace , mercy and grace during this very difficult time in your life. Jill as I remember her was a very beautiful , kind and caring young lady with a smile that was always heartfelt. 🙏❤️
Casandra Eidson 2020-02-13 22:45:35
Mrs. Jill you were a amazing person and teacher. You will be missed by so many. I know your pain is now gone. Praying for your husband, boys, family and friends.
Joyce and Eddie Jenkins 2020-02-14 02:59:10
We are so sorry to hear about Jill. My mother loved her to death. Prayers going out to Joe and Ruby and Hugh and the rest of the family. An Angel taken way to soon.
shawn stowe 2020-02-14 04:50:03
Sending condolences and prayers and thoughts to Jills family I played bingo with her She was a smiling and loving person. She loved her family and friends very much R.I.P JILL LOVE SHAWN STOWE
Christie Truelove 2020-02-14 06:55:12
My prayers go out to this family. It broke my heart to hear about this. She will be missed very much. Rest in peace my friend
Deborah Elrod 2020-02-14 07:09:23
Ruby Hugh and family. I am so sorry. The last time I saw Jill was out shopping one day. About 2 yrs. Ago. Lovely lady! Love u guys! If u need us please let us know.
Brandon and Ann 2020-02-14 08:24:39
Jill was such a kind and sweet woman. We feel so blessed to have had her in our lives. Prayers for Joe, the boys and all of the family. Brandon, Ann, McKenna and Teagan
Roy Raines and Cheryl Pryor 2020-02-14 10:38:42
Joe, Roy and I were so sorry to hear of Jill's passing. She was an amazing Mother. You and the boys have our sincere sympathy and are in our prayers. If you need us for anything, please let us know. Roy & Cheryl
Paulette Massey 2020-02-14 11:24:27
She was one of the sweetest and kindest person I ever had the pleasure of meeting! Joe and kids God will help you get through this prayers for you all 🙏🙏 love Paulette Massey🙏🙏❤️
Richard and LINDA Simmons 2020-02-14 12:19:43
Joe Ruby Hugh and family our love and prayers go out to you Jill was an inspiration for all with disabilities and heart issues. Her brave spirit is with us all. Much love and prayers 🙏
Sunshine Waters 2020-02-14 12:30:41
I am so very sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Jill was one of a kind and I am forever grateful for our friendship. Prayers for you all.
Doris Mundy 2020-02-14 14:11:42
Ruby...I cannot even begin to express how my heart aches for you, Hugh, Joe, her precious little ones, family and numerous friends. I kept up with Jill throughout the years and watched as she blossomed into a beautiful, caring and special woman. It was obvious that she idolized her precious mother, father, loving husband and her beautiful children. While she will be missed so much here on earth, Heaven has gained a cherished Angel.
Connie Woodall Palmer 2020-02-14 15:33:24
You touched so many lives. You always showed such strength to others suffering with Cancers. Bless you because you are now up there waiting on us to join you. You will be missed. Condolences to Joe, Hugh and Ruby.
JUDITH PITCHFORD 2020-02-14 17:49:48
So very sad to hear this news. Jill RIP. Prayers for Joe and the boys. Prayers for Ruby and Hugh and family. God has a new angel and I am sure her presence will be felt on earth. God bless you all.
Jeff and Angie Carruth 2020-02-14 18:54:01
We enjoyed you as our neighbor and friend. May you now shine for God like you shone while on earth ! Joe and boys, our prayers are with you.
Tammy McCoy 2020-02-14 19:38:58
I met Jill several years ago through a church friend, Kelly. Jill was such a kind soul and fun to be around. May you Rest In Peace sweet lady. Prayers for the family. Sorry for your loss.
Mindy Pitchford 2020-02-15 07:44:26
This world will never be the same without you here Jill! Make Heaven your new playground and ride high! The love you poured out over your 41 years is unimaginable! Joe you have a community here to help you and the boys
Bradley Weaver 2020-02-15 18:51:30
I don't have the words to express what you mean to me and to so many others. I'm here for you all. Heaven has gained an Angel.
Sherrell Gay 2020-02-15 22:18:21
Joe, on behalf of our Emory Heart buddies- we will miss Jill's smile, laughter, sweet spirit and her will to live and enjoy life fully. She couldn't wait to share your wedding pictures with us and the news about each of your sons. She was so willing to give of herself to help mentor others on the heart journey. I spoke with her on Wednesday afternoon about antibodies and my second transplant. She was so positive and wasn't concerned at all. My heart is broken for you and your family as well as the heart buddies who loved her. She used her gift of life to help many people. We will miss her immensely.
Marcia Camp 2020-02-15 22:22:35
Jill was a beautiful person and will be greatly missed. Prayers for this family in their time of loss.
Phyllis & Charles Townsend 2020-02-15 23:11:25
Ruby ,Hugh, Joe, Shonda , Patti. Sweet baby boys, I don’t know where to begin , I am so heart broken for you all, your precious Jill is spreading her smiles and winning personality in Heaven like she did here on earth, giving love to all she meets, May God be with each of you at this time giving you strength.....Love and Prayers Phyllis and Charles Townsend
Jack Sanders 2020-02-15 23:19:45
Hugh baby, Ruby, Joe and family so sorry to hear of Jill's passing. She is a very special lady. Heavens gain is our lost. Heaven a place of no sickness, pain, or death. Sweet Jill will be waiting for you. May God comfort you and His peace strength you. Cherish the time you had together and look to home coming day.
Kim Waters 2020-02-15 23:39:00
Heartbroken to hear this. Jill was always so precious to me. Remembering her as a little girl, always happy. I’ll be praying comfort for you all, Hugh, Ruby and Joe.
Cathy Seymour Holleger 2020-02-16 19:12:34
I am so sorry to hear about Jill. Ruby and Hugh and to the rest of the family I will keep all of you in my prayers. She was a precious person and will be missed by all that know her. Sending love to all of you.
Sandi Cash-Latty 2020-02-16 19:51:26
Jill you were always daddy's little buddy and i know you thought the world of him to name your boys after him. James Cash (daddy) embodied the same spirit you always had. You both loved everyone in your life with everything you had. I know that you two are in Heaven in charge of all the horses, im sure a d riding them all the time.
Tonya Jackson Ewing 2020-02-16 22:09:16
I haven't seen Jill in many years but she was such a sweetheart. A very kind and loving person. My heart goes out to each and every one of the family and friends as well as my thoughts and prayers. May God give you all peace and comfort!!
Bonnie Roberts Broome 2020-02-19 16:40:01
My dearest Ruby, I am sorry I do not know your whole family but I do know you and all you have gone thru. Jill was/is and always will be your baby. I know you will miss her immensely. Please know that we are praying for all of you in this loss. I love you, Bonnie
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