A funeral service honoring the life of Holly Diane Hoogland, with Pastor Jason McGuffie officiating, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2022 in the chapel at First Bossier, 2810 E. Texas Street, Bossier City, LA. A visitation will be held prior to the service at 2 p.m. in the chapel. A private burial will be held immediately following the service at Rose-Neath Cemetery.
Holly Diane Hoogland was born on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 3:18 p.m. to parents Carlyle Ashley Hoogland and John Adger Hoogland at Willis-Knighton South in Shreveport, LA. She weighed 4 lb. 13 oz. and was 18 in. long. Holly died peacefully in the arms of her mother on Friday, August 26, 2022. During Holly’s 23 hours and 22 minutes on this Earth, she was shown more love by her mom and dad than some children receive in a lifetime. Their time as a family was beautiful, peaceful, and unforgettable.
Holly Diane is named after her maternal grandmother, Teresa Diane, and her paternal great-grandmother, Diane Hoogland, both of whom also lost their firstborn infant daughters. Carlyle and John honor these strong, influential women in their lives by use of the name they share.
At 11 weeks gestation, Holly was diagnosed with full Trisomy 13, a rare and fatal chromosomal abnormality. Carlyle and John testify that even though they knew Holly’s sweet little life would be short, her life was not a mistake. God created Holly in His image, and her life had a purpose. She touched many lives in such a brief time, and her life will continue to bless others.
Carlyle and John, along with their bereavement doula, Kila Gonzales of I Will Carry You, and generous donor Bo Powers of 4POWERS, LLC, have donated a Caring Cradle in Holly’s name to Willis-Knighton South. This priceless gift of time will help countless families experiencing infant loss in honor of Holly Diane Hoogland.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made in Holly’s honor to Bracelets4Holly , I Will Carry You, 215 NorthPark Drive Monroe, Louisiana 71203, and Abel Speaks, 7616 LBJ Freeway Suite 730, Dallas, TX 75251.
Carlyle and John would like to thank Dr. Christian Briery and staff of Regional Perinatal Group, Dr. Gina Gomez and staff of Women’s Health Associates, Kila Gonzales of I Will Carry You: Birth and Bereavement Doula Services, The Powers Family of 4POWERS, LLC, Jacie Wilson Photography, Hilary Hope Photography, Mary Catherine Kneip and family of Bracelets4George, Abel Speaks staff and mentors Lauren and Ross Freauf, Ariel Roark of First Glimpse Ultrasounds and Boutique, Caring Cradle, Margaret Shehee and staff of Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, First Bossier, Willis-Knighton South perinatal hospice team and labor and delivery staff, and countless others who have helped them throughout this journey.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!