Andrea Sharp Remarks: Randy J. Holland Celebration of Life

My name is Andrea Sharp. I was Justice Holland’s law clerk from August 1988 to ’89. My life was impacted by Justice Holland in many ways, but primarily through his kindness.

Before remote work was a concept, or Zoom was an option, he allowed me to work remotely, since I lived upstate. He was very willing and patient to deal with the inconveniences of that arrangement. And but for his kindness, I would not have been able to work for him or have that invaluable year of work experience.

I have one special memory that I can share. The Hollands were friends with a very elderly couple, The Carpenters, and Mrs. Carpenter wanted to come to Wilmington for the day, so Justice Holland offered to drive her up on the day that he worked out of the Wilmington offices and made sure that she had everything she needed for her day in the city.

Justice Holland was a busy man, but he was never too busy to be kind. First Corinthians 13:1 says, “Love is patient and kind” and Justice Holland embodied that scripture well. Dr. Holland and Ethan, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

Note: The law clerk remarks were limited in time due to the number of clerks.

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