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James Cecil Holt

SoVaNow.com / January 25, 2018

James “Jimmy” Cecil Holt, 62, of Third Street, South Boston, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Jan. 18, 1956, a son of the late Charlotte Alice Holt. He was baptized at an early age at Owens Grove Baptist Church.

Mr. Holt is survived by two sons, Derrick Shamont Cameron of the home and Cecil Martell Cameron of South Boston; a step-son, Eric Cameron; seven grandchildren; four sisters, Helen Holt Booze, Ida Brandon, Christine Jackson and Rose Wyatt, all of South Boston; one brother, James “Pete” Lloyd Holt of Alexandria; two aunts, Margaret Chandler and Shirley Holt, both of South Boston; a devoted cousin, Ruth Holt Garner of South Boston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including the devoted Ellen Traynham, Henry Jennings and Marques.

One daughter, Sonya Elise Bailey and four brothers, James Holt, Lorenzo Holt, Thomas Holt and Mark Jackson, preceded him in death.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m. at McLaughlin Memorial Holiness Church with Bishop John Williams eulogist. Burial will follow in Owens Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at 1016 Third Street, South Boston. Public viewing will be Friday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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