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Bual "BJ" Johnson Holbrook

December 20, 1935 — December 27, 2023

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Bual Johnson Holbrook, age 88, of Bel Air, Maryland, went home to be with the Lord on December 27, 2023. Born in Harford county, Maryland, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Verna (Johnson) Holbrook and the devoted husband of Carolyn (Simons) Holbrook. BJ, as he was affectionately known by his brothers and sisters (9 of 'em) and parents, was a man of deep faith, and his love for the Lord was evident in the way he lived his life.

Bual dedicated himself to bringing others into a relationship with the Lord, sharing the joy and fulfillment he found in his faith. His passion for spiritual matters extended to his academic pursuits. Bual achieved academic excellence, graduating from both the University of Baltimore and University of Maryland number 1 in his graduating classes. Notably, he never received a "B" throughout his academic journey – he was a perfectionist and anything other than an “A” would have been unacceptable.

Beyond his academic achievements, Bual loved “performing.” He was always telling jokes and funny stories (over and over and over!) He never seemed to forget a joke and was the Emcee for a the Southern Gospel band he was in. He played the harmonica (and other instruments) and also sang . He was the best harmonica player around and had quite an extensive collection of many high quality harmonicas as well as smaller ones. He could even play entire songs on a little 8 note keychain harmonica.

In addition to his wife, Carolyn, Bual is survived by his loving son, David (wife Janet) Holbrook, and daughter, Sharon (husband Jim) Moffett. He leaves behind a legacy in his 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Bual is also survived by his brother, Doug (wife Francis) Holbrook, and sisters, Barbara "Joan" Edwards (husband Bill), Shirley "Gayle" Coss, and Delores Cullum (husband Russell).

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Upper Cross Roads Baptist Church

2717 Greene Road, Baldwin, MD 21013

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Upper Cross Roads Baptist Church

2717 Greene Road, Baldwin, MD 21013

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