Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church in Shelby with the Reverend Vernell Smith officiating. Burial will follow in New Salem Cemetery in Merigold under the direction of Delta Burial Funeral Home in Mound Bayou.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at the funeral home.
Survivors include five daughters Earnestie Patterson and Beulah McMillian, both of Chicago, Ill., Helen Holt and Catherine Pegues, both of Mound Bayou, and Brenda Collier of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, JoeNathan Holt and Harry Holt, both of Mound Bayou, and Clinton Holt of Pine Spring, Ga.; one brother, Freddy Caldwell of Ben Harbour, Mich.; 28 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; four great- great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.