It is with great sorrow I share the passing of my daughter Yolanda Stephanie Holman
On December 11th, 2018 Yolanda Stephanie Holman, passed away very unexpectedly. She was a young, caring and outgoing 42year old. We, her family had grown apart and went our different ways but that did not deter her from fulﬁlling her dreams. Yolanda was born in Methuen Massachusetts and graduated from Londonderry High School. After high school she went on to Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island to earn a degree in Culinary Arts. To be a chef was her life passion from childhood.
To lose a daughter at this young age is an incredible shock to her mother, her family and the extended family she made in New Orleans. Yolanda was one of the most courageous women I have ever met. She was outgoing very ambitious and loved by all. Yolanda was perfect and she knew what she wanted. Her strong spirit is one of the things that drove her to her success.
Yolanda traveled to many different States to fulﬁll her dream as a chef. The path that Yolanda walked was a path she did not travel alone. Yolanda met a lot of great people and friends along the way. As her mother I personally thank all her friends for being part of the best time of her life. Yolanda made many beautiful choices and her friendships are some examples of those beautiful choices. As her mother I am very sad but very proud of the choices she made to fulﬁll her dreams.
Yolanda leaves behind her mother Laverne Holman and her stepfather Richard K. Palmer. She was pre-deceased by her father Joel Raymond Tozier. She is also survived by her Grandmother Vera Little, her sister Jessica Nichols, Auntie Lee Nichols, Aunt Patti Tozier Cunningham, Aunt’s Judy T Little, Malika Little and Uncle Rory Duke Little. She also left behind step siblings Kyle Palmer and wife Joanna Palmer. Jessica Greenwood and her husband John Greenwood and Ryan Palmer.