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Waves from the Atlantic crest near the shore in Ocean City

Paralyzed Maryland minister, whose determination after accident ‘inspired many,’ dies at 62

Waves from the Atlantic crest near the shore in Ocean City, Md., where minister Cliff Holladay was paralyzed. In the inset photo, Holladay and his wife, Becky, are shown before the accident. (Photo by Tex Jobe, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Cliff Holladay, a Maryland minister paralyzed in a beach accident last year, has died. He was 62.
Holladay, who preached for the Westside Church of Christ in Baltimore, was featured in a Christian Chronicle story earlier this year.
“He inspired many of us with his determination following his accident,” said Steve Mahoney, minister for the Newark Church of Christ in Delaware.
Holladay died this afternoon at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md., reported Alan Deckard, an elder of the Westside Church of Christ. His wife, Becky, and son, Caleb, were with him.
“Let’s keep praying for Becky and Caleb and reach out to them over the days to come to help them through this time of loss,” Deckard wrote in an e-mail to church members.
The church earlier established a special needs trust fund to help the family:

Cliff Holladay Family Fund
P.O. Box 21085
Catonsville, MD 21228

Gifts may be sent directly to the trust (not tax deductible) or through a church (tax deductible).
Tax-deductible.gif?Action=thumbnail&Width=460&algorithm=proportionalts may be sent to Westside Church of Christ with a memo stating it is for Cliff Holladay.
Westside Church of Christ
7009 Johnnycake Road
Baltimore, MD 21244

  • Feedback
    To the Holladay Family and Westside Church of Christ
    My deepest sympathy and prayers for you all and may your joys be filled with the memories of this wonderful Christian man.
    Thanks Michael Ray for writing the article about Cliff and his life as a God filled life.
    God bless you all,
    Diane Threat
    Church of Christ – Laurel
    Laurel, MD
    Diane Threat
    April, 13 2013

    To the family of Holladay and member at Westside Church of Christ
    My deepest sympathy and prayers for you all with loss of Cliff but knowing this…he is now at home with Lord and Westside Church of Christ had a chance to know them. Please remember to keep helping Becky and Caleb in their need of helps. If I live in your area…I would help anyway I can, but I live in Arizona so I can send check and need address, ok.
    May God be with you all.
    James Calvert
    April, 14 2013

    Our thoughts, prayers and hopes in the LORD are with Becky and Caleb and other members of the Holladay family during their sorrow and loss. May GOD’s great peace and Holy Spirit be with you all.
    Alan Henderson
    April, 14 2013

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today and in the coming days! I am very sorry for your loss of loving husband and father of your children. May God give you peace and comfort the same as He has given me during my time of loss of my wife two years ago. Be assured that you are loved by many people who know you and your family!
    Mike Atteberry
    April, 15 2013

    Oh Sweet Sister. You have been on my heart so tenderly these past few weeks. Just now reading of the passing of Cliff. Heaven, our powerful God, wanted him all too soon for all of us. PTL he loved the Lord and was prepared for this journey. He will be waiting with that big warm smile on the other side. I love you Sis. You and Caleb are on my heart today. Love you roomie!
    Dawn Wright
    April, 15 2013

    Our hearts go out to the Holladay family and friends. And, we also express our condolences to brother Holladay’s spiritual family, the Westside Church of Christ on Johnnycake Road. We were a part of that congregation for five years. I was their preacher from June, 1978 to June, 1983. We will continue to pray for all of you.
    Don and Jan Cooper
    April, 16 2013

    My deepest sympathies to the Holladay family and Westside church family. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
    April, 16 2013

    Dear Becky and Caleb.
    Many times you, Caleb and Cliff have been in our thoughts and prayers over the last months of his life. We know God heard our prayers. He knew what was best for all of you. Cliff is now at peace with the God he loved so dearly and we all look forward to seeing him again. That is something that you can always know in your saddest moments. That you will meet again.
    We love you and pray that God will give you strength and peace as you go on. We are here if you need anything.
    Much love in Christ,
    Duke and Monica Bozman
    Monica and Duke Bozman
    April, 16 2013

    On behalf of the Central Chorus in Baltimore Maryland, we would like extend our heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers to the Holladay family. We also extend condolences to our Brothers and Sisters at Westside Church of Christ. We know God will provide the comfort that you need. Hold fast and don’t let go.
    Perin Tinsley
    April, 16 2013

    Our sympathy to Bro.Hallaway.Prayers to the Westside Congregation and to his family.
    From the Suggs Family(University Parkway COC)
    Sis. Margaret Vaughn
    Bro. Bernie VaughnIII
    Bro. Tyrone Atkins
    The Central Church of Christ
    Sis. Margaret Vaughn
    April, 18 2013

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