Pearl Faye Short Holloway

Pearl Faye Short Holloway

August 13, 1937 – December 27, 2020

Pearl Faye Short Holloway, 83, died at WakeMed Raleigh on Sunday, December 27, 2020. She was born in West Liberty, Kentucky to the late James Denzil & Vernie Golden Ferguson Short. She was a beloved mother, a homemaker, sister, and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her son, Freddie Dee Oliver, and numerous brothers & sisters.

She is survived by her daughters, Salena James Holloway, Cheryl Lilly (Jerry), brothers, Woody Short (Joan) of Utah, Earl Ray Short (B.J.) of Colorado, and several grand and greatgrandchildren.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.



  • David LEE Matthews Posted December 30, 2020 2:24 pm

    Everybody’s Mamma Fay. I was the first to call her that but far from the last. That’s okay i didn’t mind sharing her. The ones you help raise are your only true legacy so she left a huge mark on this world

    I love you Mamma

  • Brandon Jasnosz Posted December 30, 2020 6:23 pm

    Our Mamaw was an amazing person. She not only was a kind and loving grandmother and mother. I can only assume she was a great friend to many and great family member in general. She was a very tough woman, as tough as they come and still at the end of the day would be the nicest person in the room. For my sister and I she was always an entertaining and comfortable person to be around, always made you feel better. She really was the best grandmother you could ask for. I just hope that everybody who had the grace of meeting her can carry on her memory by keeping her in their life and in their spirit. Thank you Mamaw for everything, and I love you.

  • Steve Jasnosz Posted December 31, 2020 6:10 pm

    Momma Fay was the kindest woman I knew. She had a heart of gold and loved everybody. She cared for every family and friend that was part of her life and always prayed for God to protect her family and friends. The Gaithers was her favorite gospel band and she would listen to them every day. I know that she is now finally resting with the Lord and all family and friends in heaven. I love you and miss you Momma and may you rest in peace with Jesus. In Jesus name, Amen.

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