The immediate family is saddened to announce the passing of Patricia Holman. After a long battle with cancer, she is now eternally at rest with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. One of the many joys and passions of her life was teaching in the public schools of Newport News for 45 years. As a committed educator she selflessly dedicated her life to not only instilling knowledge, but also encouraging all those whose lives she touched with her love of learning, encompassing her many interests that included literature, the arts, nature, and spiritual growth and enlightenment. As requested by the decedent, a private graveside homegoing will be held instead of a traditional funeral service. In lieu of flowers, food, and other expressions of sympathy the family requests that each person who cherishes her memory, perform an act of kindness in remembrance of her life of service.