Holt, Marie Reynolds

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Eleanor Marie Holt was born on August 29, 1940 to the late Dewey S. and Agnes Chewning Reynolds. On April 28, 2023 Marie gained her angel wings and walked straight into the arms of Jesus.

Marie loved her family more than anything in the world, but she had a passion for Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton. She loved to collect memorabilia and even received a Willie Nelson Chia pet for Christmas. Any day of the week you could find Marie studying her Bible and praying for her friends and family. She had a very close relationship with Jesus. Her pastime includes sitting on the porch listening to the birds and watching the squirrels play. She loved working in her flower beds. She was also proud of her angel collection.

Marie was a devoted member of Mountain View Methodist Church where she held many positions. She taught many children and got them started on the right path toward Jesus. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing the Lord’s praises.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Floyd “Bubby”, Arnold “Bunny”, Junior, and Herbert “Buck” Reynolds; and her sisters whom she shared a special bond Lillian Perkins, Lorraine “Rene” Walters, and Bula Walters; and a special sister-in-law, Ann Reynolds.

Marie is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Clarence “Edd” Holt who cherished her with his whole heart. Her pride and joy were her sons, Alvin (Anna) Holt and John (Stephanie) Holt. She was really proud of them and the families they built. Also left to keep her memory alive are her grandchildren whom she spoiled rotten, Kyle (Rachel) Holt, Kelsey (Nick) Holt, and Griffin Holt. They kept her on her toes and bought her so much laughter. Nothing brought her more joy than having her family by her side and enjoyed spending precious time with her grandbabies. She is survived by special nieces, Anna Jo (Herold) Dowdy, Juanita (Rudy) Jones, Carol (Mike) Kirk; and two honorary grandchildren, Dustin (Kelli) Burton, and Maggie Anderson.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Charlie Henderson, Tim Smith, and Eddie Kendall officiating. Services will conclude in the Anderson Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Kendall Funeral Home on Monday, May 1, 2023 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, Marie requested that donations be made to the Giles County Bible Bus (PO Box 401 Pearisburg, VA 24134) or to help assist the management of Mountain View Cemetery (in the care of Dewayne Perkins or in the Mountain View Cemetery account with National Bank of Blacksburg). A guestbook is available to send condolences by visiting www.kendallfuneralhome.com. The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve the Holt family.