Holly Rose (Noel) Grooms

May 8, 1958 ~ December 27, 2018 (age 60)


     Holly Rose Grooms, 60 of Middletown, passed away at her residence on Thursday, December 27, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on May 8, 1958 in Hartfort, CT, the daughter of the late Wilburn Preston and Emma Rose Gray Noel.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Vaughn Paul Grooms, whom she married on September 23 in South Shore, Kentucky. Holly was retired from Kroger as a Seafood Captain, enjoyed reading her Harry Potter books but most of all she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.  
     Holly is survived by one son, Vincent Grooms of Middletown; 3 daughters, Shawnna (Samuel) Douglas of Rockingham, NC, Sherrie Grooms of Middletown and Lori Grooms of Portsmouth along with many other adopted children; 2 brothers, Preston Noel of Middletown and Joey (Tracey) Noel of Broadway, NC and three sister, Beth Boldman of Otway, Merry Burge of West Portsmouth and Anita (Eric) Speck of West Portsmouth; 9 grandchildren, Harley, Nathan, Callie, Megan, Haden, Rylynne, Novalee, J.J. and Hunter and 9 great grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the Adkins Family Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Brother Don Hammond officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour all on Wednesday. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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