The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Josh B. Gibson Center, Rogers Street, Buena Vista, Georgia. Elder Annie Statham will officiate. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Holt was born June 12, 1944 in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia to the late Joseph Holt and Jeffie Mae Person Holt. She was a 1962 graduate of Buena Vista High School. At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ the Lord as her personal Savior and joined the Shady Grove Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and seamstress. She was preceded in death by four siblings, Rodolphus Holt, Joseph Holt Jr., Christine Holt and Naomi Holt.
Survivors are five siblings, Ardella Holt and Louvenia Clark, both of Buena Vista, Georgia, Robert Lee Holt, Americus, Georgia, William Holt (Shirley) Macon, Georgia and Horace Holt, Buena Vista, Georgia. A host of beloved nieces and nephews whom she help to rear, Donald Cottle (Janice), Ellaville, Georgia, Beverly Gay, Americus, Georgia, Willie Stephenson (Ruby), Richland, Georgia, Elder Annie Statham (Tony), Preston, Georgia, Cheryl Ellis (Ricky), Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April Smith (Steven), Douglasville, Georgia, Clifford Clark (Shakelia), Americus, Georgia, David Clark, Buena Vista Georgia, Lawrence Holt, Ellaville, Georgia Lakyla Clark of Buena Vista, Georgia, and Quanelius “P.J.” Holt, Warner Robins, Georgia; a host of beloved friends including several devoted, Lula Mae Rushin, Zelma Holt, Barbara Milner, Joyce Blakley and Betty Walker.
- Leila M Jolly(Saturday, March 24 12 02:03 pm EDT)
TO THE HOLT FAMILY:
My prayers are with you throughout your time of sorrow; just know that our GOD will heal all pain in time. Stay strong and remain in his loving will -- HE will take care of you. We loved Josie, but GOD loved her best. Leila M. Jolly-Riverdale, GA
- Veola Thomas(Saturday, March 24 12 01:13 am EDT)
May God mercy and love be extended to the family, in this time of sorrow. I will offer up prayer in Jesus name. I have known Josephine for some time. May God peace be with you all.
Veola Hughey Thomas
- CHERYL ELLIS(Friday, March 23 12 09:20 pm EDT)
TO MY AUNT JOSIE YOU WILL BE MISSED.THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE OVER THE YEARS FOR MY MAMA AND ME.TO MY FAMILY WE HAVE TO LOOK TO GOD FOR STRENGTH.WEEPIN MY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT BUT JOY WILL COME IN THE MORNING.RIP JOSIE YOU WILL BE MISSED AND WE LOVE YOU.ZELMA/BBD/RICKY/RASHARD/RICKY.
- GREG AND PAT PAREMORE(Friday, March 23 12 06:38 pm EDT)
TO THE HUBBARD FAMILY,
OURS PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME OF SORROW MAY THE LORD BRING YOU PEACE TO THE FAMILY,BE BLESS!!!
- Mitch Harris(Friday, March 23 12 06:14 am EDT)
I grew up in Oochee bottom a half-mile from Josephine Holt. My Mom and Dad had moved back to Buena Vista from Atlanta to raise my brother and me because they wanted us to grow up in a rural environment.
I was fortunate to have known Josephine throughout various stages of my life.
When I was a youngster, Josephine helped raise my brother and me, and she became my “Phiphine” . My Phiphine would baby sit us every day during the week and walk the half-mile home in the afternoons. I sometimes would get “put out” with my Mom and tell her I was “Going to my Phiphine’s and never coming back” and would make the same trip down the road to visit her at her house. Mom would then come and get me after half a day or so and we would begin the entire cycle over again.
When I was a teenager, Phiphine would come to our house to help my Mom with laundry and such. Phiphine taught me how to properly iron, and I think about her every time I iron a shirt. (And my wife thanks her every time she doesn't have to iron for me.)
Occasionally, I would have some of my friends over prior to a night out on the town. In preparation for the evening I would walk around the house half- naked in my underwear or less looking for a favorite shirt or jeans, all the while Phiphine would be ironing. My friends would look at me oddly in disbelief that I was cavorting around the house in front of her in such fashion. I told them“Phiphine has seen it all and has changed more diapers on me than my Mom”.
Several years ago, my grandmother developed a terminal illness that eventually required constant care. This care was lovingly provided to her by Phiphine and her sister, Ardella. I cannot think of anyone I would rather have provided her care than my Phiphine.
After moving to Chattanooga, and only visiting Buena Vista from time to time, my visits with Phiphine became infrequent. But precious memories of my Phiphine will last forever.
I loved my “Phiphine”.
- Debra Monts(Thursday, March 22 12 09:49 pm EDT)
Just know that there is no sorrow on this earth that Heaven cannot heal. Josey was a very sweet person and she will be missed. I will always remember the wonderful things she did for our mother, Mrs. Maxie. Our prayers are with you all.
- Maxine crumbley(Thursday, March 22 12 08:47 pm EDT)
our prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow may the Lord bring peace to you all
THE CRUMBLEY FAMILY
- mrs. Brenda D. White(Thursday, March 22 12 05:57 pm EDT)
we will miss you very much your friendly smile.
- SHARON D. CLARK(Thursday, March 22 12 12:15 pm EDT)
MAY THE LORD KEEP YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW.(THE CLARK FAMILY) FLEMING, GA.
- Cathy Battle Thornton(Thursday, March 22 12 09:27 am EDT)
The Holt Family,
May God be with you during the loss of your love one. The family is in my prayers.