Anita Talley Holland

January 5, 2023

Anita Talley Holland, of Charlotte, NC, known to her loved ones as Anita Bug, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2023. Anita was born on March 10, 1946, in Gastonia, NC to Robert Henry and Mary Louise Talley. Anita graduated from Ashley High School in Gastonia, NC, and earned her B. A. Degree in Art History with an Interior Design Major from the University of Georgia. She is survived by her beloved husband of more than fifty years, Donald William Holland, II; a son, Boyden Talley Holland and his wife Christy, a daughter Brooks Holland Haislip and her husband Russell; a grandson, Tilden Mack Haislip, and five nieces who she loved as her own children, all of whom loved her dearly.

Her greatest joys were her family and expressing her creativity. Whether it was through her personal style, a mural she painted on her child’s wall, spending time among the birds and roses in her garden, or establishing herself as one of the leading ASID-certified interior designers in the area, Anita nurtured her family, friends and clients alike; with her love, empathy, imagination, and artistry. She was passionate about serving her community as a member of the Civinettes, Tri-Delta, The Junior League of Charlotte, and First Presbyterian Church.

Anita’s intoxicating laugh that came from her toes and her beaming smile that could light up any room will forever be a bright guiding light.

Anita’s family wishes to express gratitude to everyone on ‘Team Anita’ including, the Wednesday night Tennis group (a.k.a the Deplorables), Dr. Chuck Edwards, and the entire staff at Memory & Movement Charlotte, Wise Transitions, The Ivey, The Post at Mint Hill, and Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region who lovingly cared for her in her final years.

A service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Immediately following the service, the family will greet friends at a church reception. The service will be livestreamed at: for those unable to attend in person.

Memorials may be made to Memory & Movement Charlotte, 411 Billingsley Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Jean Skidmore

    Dear Don, Boyd, Brooks and family,
    Sending deepest sympathy in your loss. I have wonderful memories of Anita when Boyd and Brooks were at Latin. Cherish your memories. With love, Jean Skidmore

  • Josephine Hicks

    I’m so sorry about Anita’s death and struggles in recent years. I have such fond memories of you all from the “Christ Church Gorillas” days. My condolences to Don, Brooks, and the whole family. Josephine

  • Susan Mclaurin

    So sorry to hear about Anita’s passing. My condolences to her family. We were classmates at
    Ashley High School. Peace be with you.

  • Jim And Barbara Copses

    Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Anita….a wonderful member of my Park Place Pharmacy family…May she Rest In Peace…God Bless.