Mary Oneta


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Mary Oneta Holt

Aug 22 1919 - Jan 18 2012

Graveside services will be held Sunday January 22nd at 2:30 pm at Burns Cemetery in Trenton for Oneta Holt. Reverend Dan Gurley will be officiating and Tom Mc Holmes providing special music. Pallbearers will be Bobby Pemberton, Lynn Pemberton, Leslie Pemberton, Keenan Knight, Wesley Knight and John Williams. Honorary Pallbearers include Gerald West, Harold West Jr., Mike West, Kim Rodgers, Ricky Rodgers and Jerry Rodgers. Mary Oneta Holt, age 92, went home to be with our Lord on January 18th, 2012 .She passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside in the home of her daughter Brenda Knight in Saginaw, Texas. Mrs. Holt was born August 22, 1919 to Joe and Myrtle Rodgers at Randolph, Texas. She attended and graduated from Randolph High School where one of the things she enjoyed most was playing basketball. Oneta married Burr Frank Holt on January 15th, 1938 in Bailey, Texas. They made their home in Trenton, Texas where they raised their three children, Joe, Gary and Brenda. Oneta was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Trenton and cherished her many life long friends and neighbors. Mrs. Holt was a homemaker and took great pride in taking care of her family. She also worked at Hennington Publishing Company in Wolf City, Texas from 1962 – 1974. She enjoyed sewing, walking and anything to do with nature. Mrs. Holt is preceded in death by her parents, husband Burr Frank Holt, son Joe L. Holt and brothers Billy Joe Rogers and Leslie Earl Rodgers. She is survived by her son Gary Holt and wife Dee of Greenville, Texas; her daughter Brenda Holt Knight and husband Leal of Saginaw, Texas; and one brother Bobby J. Rodgers and wife Addie of Farmersville, Texas. She has seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. She is also survived by sisters in law, Jewell Chesser of Grand Prairie, Lucille Reed of Desoto, Bobby Jean Rodgers of Denison, Iva Rodgers of Delray, Virginia and several caring and loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would also like to express their great appreciation to Encompass Home Health and Community Hospice of Fort Worth, who provided her with wonderful nursing care and helped make it possible for her to remain at home with her family the last few years of her life. Oneta was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and a good friend. She always looked for the good in others and lived her life with grace, dignity and honesty. She was a precious Lady and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
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