Betty Gray Dickerson Holt, was born on Monday, April 24, 1944 at Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, VA. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, April 22, 2019.  She was the first-born child of Monroe Wilson Dickerson & Nellie Gray Taylor.  She was preceded in death by the love of her life, James Douglas Holt.  Betty is survived by her two sons, Timothy W. Holt (Rhonda) & Christopher D. Holt (Cynthia); five grandchildren, Ashley, Gabriel, Chance, Casey & Carly; one brother, Carlton M. Dickerson; & one brother-in-law, Samuel W. Holt.  Betty was a long-time member of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church.  She served her community as a nurse at Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, VA for 43 years.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Drakes Branch Baptist Church, Drakes Branch, VA, with graveside to immediately follow at Rough Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Phenix, VA. All are welcomed to return to the Drakes Branch Baptist Church Fellowship Hall for a Celebration of Life and catered luncheon to begin at approximately 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that those wishing to make memorial contributions consider The Barksdale Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 225, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923 or Centra Hospice, 2097 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is serving the family.



Condolence Messages

  1. Pastor Dan Dibble

    24 April 2019 4 years ago

    We only knew he through you. But that was enough to know she was a very special person. God be with you

  2. W. Harold Pettus and Wanda E. Hudson

    24 April 2019 4 years ago

    My heart is heavy but I know she is at peace. Thinking of all of you at this time and praying for comfort in the coming days.

  3. Carlton Monroe Dickerson

    24 April 2019 4 years ago

    I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord; she that believeth in me, though she were dead, yet shall she live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

    I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and though this body be destroyed, yet shall I see God; whom I shall see for myself and mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger.

    For none of us liveth to ourself, and none dieth to ourself. For if we live, we live unto the Lord; and if we die, we die unto the Lord. Whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

    Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; even so saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors.

    Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord: And let light perpetual shine upon her.
    May her soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace

  4. Brenda Driskill

    24 April 2019 4 years ago

    The Town of Phenix sends our deepest sympathy to the family and prays God will send you comfort and peace.
    Mayor Franklin Dodd
    Brenda Driskill, clerk
    Council Members

  5. L. Canada

    25 April 2019 4 years ago

    The Good Lord truly created a “shining light,” when he made dear Betty. She was amazingly kind & caring, to everyone she met; a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, nurse, & friend. I’ve never met a kinder soul, than Betty. She touched many lives, as a nurse, for 43 years. What an awesome gift of caring, kindness, healing & friendship, that her life exhibited, in her home, to her family & friends, hospital, & community. I feel honored to have met her, and known her, as a beloved sister-in-law, for many years. I will always remember her wonderful, outgoing, positive light, personality, ready smile, & dedication to serving others. This world would be a better place with more Betty Gray Holts, in it. May you rest in peace, dear friend. You lived a life of dedicated service, & kindness, to others. There is no greater gift to us, or to mankind, than that. My thoughts & prayers are with you, dear Wayne, Jim, Carlton, Tim, Chris, Ron, Brenda, Bonnie, & your families, during this time of loss. Betty was truly a “one in a million” gift of love, to all of us, & her spirit will remain with you, always. With sympathy & love, Louise Canada

  6. Tressia Mccargo

    26 April 2019 4 years ago

    My heartfelt sympathy is with you and the family Chris I knew your mama and your daddy and you very well you went to school with my son Bryant Winbush. Your mother was a very nice person to everyone

  7. Deborah Skipper

    26 April 2019 4 years ago

    Mr. Chris Holt and family I would like to express my sincere condolences for the lost of your mother. I hadn’t known her too long but in the short time that I did I got to love her and her loving spirit. A very sweet, friendly person that loved everyone, sports and faithfully strong. May through her faith your family will find strength to endure this sad time. I pray that God will continue to guide and bless everyone especially the grandkids. My prayer to you from me & the boys. Be Blessed.

  8. Deborah Skipper

    26 April 2019 4 years ago

    My sincere condolences to you of such a sweet, loving and faithfully person. May God strengthen you and your family. She will be missed. Be Blessed from me and the boys.

  9. Oleta Puckett

    27 April 2019 4 years ago

    It is an honor to be able to call Betty a friend. She was a loving, generous, caring and totally honest lady. She had a sweet spirit about her which brightened my day many times. As sad as it is that’s she’s gone, the saved among us will see her again. And no doubt, in Heaven, she is still caring for the needs of others. I loved her dearly.

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