Carlee Ann Holson, 83, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020, and heaven gained an angel like no other. She spent her final days surrounded by family, something for which she was always so grateful.

Holson and her husband Ed’s first date to Woody’s night club started a love they shared for dancing and music. Through a marriage of 65 years and working in their restaurants for almost 40 years, Holson showed her endless devotion. She served her guests as she did her family, creating conversation with regular customers and welcoming new ones. She enjoyed the company of others, especially the bond with her best friend, Mona, who married Ed’s good friend Tooie, who became family to the nine Holson kids.

She can simply be described as a great mom and wife who was selfless and able to see goodness in all people. Holson had an amazing strength and was never consumed by the challenges that befell her. Her faith remained as she held a strong trust in God and spread His love with everything she did. She carried herself with an admirable simplicity, an attitude to live life for others and an appreciation for everything.

Holson is survived by her husband of 65 years, Eddie Bo; her nine children, Eddie, Wanda (and her late husband, Gary), Danny, David and his wife, Brenda, Marianne and her husband, Dave, Michael and his wife, Rhonda, Richard and his spouse, Chris, Steven and Gregory and his spouse, Lamb; and her half-sister, Paula. Despite being the only child of Evelyn (Nana) Martin, her family grew large, as she was a proud grandmother to 27 and great-grandmother to 26.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), services and burial will be private. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 10963. Condolences may be sent online at