Freddie Hollins was born February 2, 1931 to Frank W. Hollins and Katie M. Ellis-Hollins in Shockey County, MS. He attended school in Cary County, MS and graduated from Shockey County High in 1945.
Freddie and his siblings were talented Gospel singers and gifted musicians. They sung under the name "Hollins Children." In time, their mother changed their group name to "The Spiritual Five." They ministered throughout the state of Mississippi, including forums such as town halls, predominantly white congregations and radio stations. At a young age, Freddie gave his life to the Lord within the Baptist Church. After learning about Holiness from his Aunt, the late Evangelist Sarah Manuel, Freddie converted to the Holiness Church. In 1948, Freddie married Alice Silver. To this union, eight children were born: Deloris, Darlene, Curtis, Flora, Brenda, Freddie Jr, Linda and Shirley.
In the early 50's, Freddie was baptized in the Holy Ghost. Freddie decided to move to Memphis, TN for a better life. In Memphis, Freddie joined the Mason Temple Church of God In Christ under the leadership of Bishop Charles Harrison Mason. In 1953, in search for an even better life, Freddie moved his family to Boston, MA. Being the first in his family to move to Boston, Freddie paved the way for his parents and siblings to relocate the entire Hollins and Robinson family to Boston. At every family gathering, Freddie would remind us that he was the pioneer who brought the family to Boston. In Boston, Freddie joined little Zion COGIC under Pastor James Darby, where Freddie served as Assistant Pastor for several years. Freddie was gifted and talented in many areas. Which included preaching, singing, playing and teaching the guitar and of course his gift at playing the tambourine. He was an amazing baker and skilled carpenter.
After a fire destroyed Little Zion, Freddie and others did the work to restore the church. Freddie loved the Lord, and believed in Holiness. He spent his life teaching and preaching the Word of God throughout New England in Holiness Churches and at other denomination. He served under the leadership of Bishop Louis C. Young, 3 Regent Street COGIC, Bishop Eddie Hollins, Morning Star Holiness Church and Bishop Charlie Hollins, Mt. Pleasant Holiness Church. In 1968 Freddie married Jean Sanford. To this union, four children were born: Ernest, Mellanor, Jemene and Freida. Freddie had always exhibited a love for entrepreneurship and hard work. With his wife Jean, Freddie's business ventures flourished. In 1977, Freddie met and married Ametha Inette Molden, THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE. To this union their two daughters were born, Christine and Naorni.
Life Accomplishments: Graduation 1945, Marriage, Children, Relocation/ better life, Baker/International Chef, Kasanoff Bakery Pastry Chef, Green/Freeman's Bakery Head Chef
Business Ownership: G&G's Restaurant, Flaming Steak House, Hollins Bakery and Take Out, Hollins Catering Ser vice, Dianne's Bakery (sub-contractor), Mechanic (Robinson Auto Repair), Hollins Transportation.
In 2007, Freddie's health began to fail him. Freddie and Ametha joined Llly of the Valley Baptist Church, serving under the leadership of Pastor James Ruffin. In 2017, He continued to serve under Pastor Ruffin at Sounds of a New Beginning Church Ministry until God called him home.
To cherish and remember him, Freddie leaves his lovely wife and love of his life, Ametha Inette Molden-Hollins, his mother-n-law Dorothy Molden MS, his children; Deloris Grayson (Bishop David W. Grayson Sr. deceased) TN , Darlene Carter (Deacon Horace Carter deceased), Curtis Lee deceased (Renee), Flora Smart (Wilbur deceased), Brenda Williams (Robert) MA, Freddie Hollins Jr. (Sandy) AZ, Linda Hollins, Shirley Rosa MA, Ernest Sanford (Karen) GA, Mellanor & Jemene Sanford, Freida Cooke (Kelvin) NC, Christine Hollins MA, and Naomi Mays (Abe) IA. He also leaves forty grands, twenty-seven great-grands, two great-great grands; siblings: Ira Mae Jones, Sophie Owens, Mildred Archibald (William), Augusta Cook, Frankie Hollins, Calvin Hollins, Evelyn Hollins, Catherine Tarshi Hollins and Robert Hollins; seven sister-n-laws, five brother-n-laws, a host of nieces, nephews, friends, his five God children and church family.
There will be a Viewing on Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00am followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 O’clock at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church 230 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Interment: Oak Lawn Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Riley-Antoine Funeral Home