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Erna Roakes Holt

March 13, 1924 - November 1, 2018

Burial Date November 3, 2018

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Erna Roakes Holt, 94, of Brookneal passed away Thursday, November 01, 2018 at the home of her son. She was the wife of the late Richard Elwood Holt.

Erna was born in Campbell County, March 13, 1924 a daughter of the late John Henry Roakes and Hattie Baxter Scott Roakes. She was a dedicated member of Brookneal Baptist Church and former employee of Burlington Industries. Erna was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, an avid gardener, great cook and a loving caregiver for over 20 children.

She is survived by one son, John Richard Holt of Brookneal; one daughter, Nancy Holt Elder of Appomattox; nine grandchildren, Ashley H. Creery, R. Scott Holt, Allison H. Brunett, Jenna R. Holt, Jacob W. Holt, John A. Elder, Jeff H. Elder, W. David Elder, and Matthew B. Elder; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Martha Mason of Gladys; one brother, Clark Roakes of Lynchburg. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Margaret E. Holt; 12 full brothers and sisters; and 12 half brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Brookneal Baptist Church by Rev. Matthew Killmon.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church and at the residence of her son other times.