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23 Condolences

  • Sandra Baker-Hinton Posted November 30, 2016 8:51 am

    I am so shocked and saddened by the loss of this fine lady. Such and interesting and kind supporter of all that was in nature. I loved to hear her stories of her whale watch experiences when she was doing that. A beautiful soul. My heart goes out to her family at this time.

  • Chaplain Jim Tippins Posted November 30, 2016 9:22 am

    I am so sorry to read of Holly’s death. She was always an encourager and friend. My thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • Christine Anne Platel Posted November 30, 2016 10:54 am

    Holly and I have many mutual friends; so we often found ourselves at the same gatherings; and our conversations were always interesting. Very recently, we’d spent a whole day together, waiting in line for a very special event in Jacksonville. We talked non-stop, about all sorts of things; and I remember thinking how alike we were in what we value and hold dear in our respective lives. It was a cherished time. Holly’s sudden passing, has reminded me that life is fragile; and that we must each do all that we can to be the very best person that we can be. Holly certainly lived her life that way. My deepest sympathies to her family. Rest in Peace dear Holly.

  • Nancy Hickman Posted November 30, 2016 2:08 pm

    Will miss Holly Friedman on the beaches of Amelia Island. I found much joy in visiting with her and talking about our mutual interests in sea turtles and Right whales and all things from the sea. My prayers to her family and friends. We will miss hr.

  • Chuck and Patty Posted November 30, 2016 4:23 pm

    We are new to the island. We moved here in May – and in that short time we saw a lot of Holly. We sort of feel like she’d “adopted us.” She was a woman of great personal grace and genuine warmth. We will both miss her very much. Our condolences to her family.

  • Heidi&David Reinhardt Posted November 30, 2016 4:32 pm

    David and I will truly miss her she has always been
    Such a Dear friend to David and me. We will truly
    Miss her. RIP out Dear friend

  • Sherry Carter Posted November 30, 2016 4:35 pm

    Sweet woman I will miss you so very much. But your smile will always be with me in my heart.

  • Patty Smith Posted November 30, 2016 5:11 pm

    Holly and I watched the meteor shower together this summer, from the beach near my house. We saw so many shooting stars. Our conversation was interrupted by sudden bursts of ooohhs and ahhhs and exclamations like, “there goes another one!” We didn’t leave the beach until 4am. I will never forget that magical night or my wonderful friend.

  • Jane Hoskins Posted November 30, 2016 5:25 pm

    This is sad news indeed. What a beautiful soul she was. My condolences to her family and many friends.

  • Maria Murphy Posted November 30, 2016 6:02 pm

    So a few days after the hurricane, Holly stopped by just to “check on us.” She wanted to make sure we were okay and see what we might need. She was doing her “rounds.” She shared with us the resources she was aware of and told me some things available for a family I knew who had a tree through their livingroom. Then she was off. Checking on someone else, looking for ways to make things better. Peaceful and loving….she lived her beliefs…..my family was fortunate to have her touch our lives.

  • Parthiban Shanmugam Posted November 30, 2016 8:01 pm

    Last supper
    I can’t believe my dearest friend Holly is no more… just like that she passed away 🙁
    We are here to celebrate your life.
    And the measure of its worth.
    And every single life you touched.
    While you were on this earth.
    We wish to pay our last respects.
    That’s why we all are here.
    To thank you for your friendship.
    And all the memories we hold dear.
    Its been a privilege to have known you.
    We were family not just friends.
    And we will carry you in spirit.
    Until we meet up once again.
    Your’s lovingly friend,
    Parthiban Shanmugam

  • Mary Duffy, Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, Inc Posted November 30, 2016 8:32 pm

    I can’t believe we have lost another turtle lover. Holly has been a part of our group for many years. She loved this island and she loved our beach. This is a great loss. Such a fine woman with a grand heart.

  • Suzanne Batchelor Posted November 30, 2016 9:35 pm

    My heart goes out to the family and other friends who were blessed to know this wonderful wise sage woman. I’ve never had a friend like her. Talking to her I felt like I was in the presence of someone spiritual and knowing like she had a big shiny wonderful secret she could tell you with her eyes. I will forever miss her and the many talks we’ve had over the years. Rest in peace Holly. I will forever miss her and the many talks we’ve had over the years.

  • Bruce Nichols Posted December 1, 2016 11:07 am

    Dear Holly’s friends and family, I am so surprised and saddened to learn this news of my friend. On several occasions Holly stayed at my home in Shelton, CT to help with Friends of Peace Pilgrim work when I needed assistance or while I was traveling. We spoke infrequently on the phone, but always with interest in each others lives and an abiding friendship. I want to leave some words that I think she would have liked.

    This body is not me. I am not limited by this body. I am life without boundaries. I have never been born, and I have never died. Since before time, I have been free. Birth and death are only doors trough which we pass, sacred thresholds on our journey. So laugh with me, hold my hand, let us say good-bye, say good-bye, to meet again soon. We meet today. We will meet again tomorrow. We will meet at the source every moment. We meet each other in all forms of life.

  • Cathy Devine and family Posted December 1, 2016 3:42 pm

    Until we meet again, dear friend. We will grieve for a while, but then smile at all of the beautiful memories you have left us.

    I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and the sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, “There she goes.”

    Gone where? Gone from my sight…that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, “There she goes”, there are other eyes watching her coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”

    Henry Van Dyke

  • Jim Jones Posted December 2, 2016 12:11 pm

    A great soul who felt and could express much of the hidden truth behind all. I continue to discover the changes she made in me and those around her.

  • Tina Devoe Posted December 2, 2016 6:33 pm

    I will remember Holly forher gracious friendship. She was so capable and and humble. MAY SHE SOAR OVER THE OCEANS AND KEEP US IN HER WATCH.

  • James C. Miller Posted December 3, 2016 7:06 am

    Memorial Service for Holly Miller will be at 3:00 PM Today (12/3/2016) at the Club House at Amelia Woods, 2700 Mizell Ave., Fernandina Beach Florida. Family request donations to Georgia Sea Turtle Center or Right Whale Sponsorship at New England Aquarium in lieu of Flowers.

  • Kathy and Wayne Loucas Posted December 3, 2016 9:38 pm

    To all of Holly’s family… Wayne and I would like to express our condolences on your loss. I know how much you all meant to her. We grieve with you.
    For my family Holly was and always will be an integral part of our lives. She was the kind of friend you never had to ever ask for help… she would just be there. I will miss her deeply but will hear the echo of her laugh always.
    So, to our dear and true friend that will be forever in our hearts…. To life well lived. Love you

  • Deborah Kessler and Barry Puhr Posted December 5, 2016 11:09 am

    As newcomers, Holly welcomed us to Fernandina. We saw her on several occasions, and always felt the presence of a Friend. We enjoyed music and several celebrations together. We will miss her spirit and and Friendship.

  • Judy Worm Posted December 8, 2016 11:21 am

    I knew Holly for many years, dating back to when we were student pilots in Miami. Holly pursued her love of flying for many years, becoming an accomplished aviatrix. Not only did she love flying, but she loved people, and was a great friend to many. She tirelessly cared for her aging mother in her mother’s last years. You will be missed by many, Holly. I wish you fair skies forever.

  • Krista Long Posted December 13, 2016 8:44 am

    I met Holly almost 2 years ago and cherished all the moments I shared with her. I would see her a couple times a month where she would enthusiastically bring ideas and endless offers of support to those with low vision. She always told us it was something she was passionate about after helping her mother with her own low vision challenges. Holly was an advocate of our town and island and sometimes we would just sit after our meetings and listen to some of the stories of her family history here. My favorite memory was spending the afternoon with her on the porch of her family’s beach property. The light sea breeze blowing and the beautiful colors we could see in the dunes, water and sky will stay with me forever. I am so blessed to have known Holly, a truly kind soul. I will miss her dearly.

  • Jaye Wilson Posted December 21, 2016 7:31 pm

    I am shocked and saddened by the loss of my friend Holly. Only yesterday did I find out why she wasn’t replying to emails and why her phone message box was full. Oh Holly, what great times we’ve had together: meeting years ago at a Thich Nhat Hanh retreat, your visits to me in Cambridge, MA, my visits to you (and your mum) in Fernandina, our frequent phone calls. You leave me with a full heart. Your openness, generosity, complete kindness, humor, love – you are a sister to me.
    I would appreciate a family member getting in touch with me.

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