Grace Vernell “Nell” Holt

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Grace Vernell “Nell” Holt passed away January 14, 2019. A time of fellowship and remembrance is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life of 90 years at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019, at Resthaven Memorial Park. Family and friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy, and view Grace’s life tribute at

Nell was born on August 18, 1928 to J.D. and Lucy Blankenship Crow in Ropesville, TX and grew up there. She married Alvis Holt on November 13, 1944 in Levelland, Texas. They farmed in the Seminole community moving to Lubbock in 1955. Nell was a member of Sunset Church of Christ. She was an avid sports fan with her sons and grandsons and was their “grandcheerer”. Nell was a great cook and enjoyed playing dominos. She worked at Lena Stephens for many years. Nell was a caregiver to all that she knew, taking food to sick friends and visiting them.

Survivors include her; son, Sammy Holt and wife, Sharron of Lubbock; daughter-in-law, Claudia Holt of Cape Coral, FL; grandchildren, Jerry Don (Audrey) Holt; Lainey Holt, and Tyler Holt; great-grandchildren, Ainsley, AJ, and Strader; sister, Marjorie Pointer of Levelland; fourteen nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews and beloved longtime friend, Bobbie Simpson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvis Holt; son, Jerry Doyle Holt; and brother, Mack Crow.


The family of Grace Vernell “Nell” Holt would appreciate contributions to be given to Hospice of Lubbock in her memory.


5 thoughts on “Grace Vernell “Nell” Holt”

  1. Janice Rabenaldt

    Nell was a good friend and I always enjoyed her company and talking to her on the phone. She was a very good cook and a gracious hostess and opened her home to me and to John when we came to Lubbock to visit. I especially enjoyed our visit when I came to work on the bridesmaids dresses for JD and Audrey’s wedding in 2008. She was a sweet lady and she won’t be forgotten. I’ll share stories about her with her great-grandchildren: Ainlsey, AJ, and Strader and I’m so glad they got to visit her at Thanksgiving!

  2. Grandmother, your spirit will always be with me. How lucky am I, Jerry was the best husband to me and you my mother in law . Rest In Peace , I lov you.

  3. I’m so sorry to learn of her passing. My deepest sympathy goes to the family. Revelation 21:3-5 gives us a beautiful future to look forward to when Jehovah God does away with pain, mourning and death forever. I hope this brings some comfort for the family during this sad time.

  4. Nell was loved by all who knew her and especially her cousin Edgar. After their spouses died they enjoyed traveling together and visiting. I have many fond memories of Nell visiting us and visiting in her home and when Alvis was alive their home. She will be missed but is now with all those she loved and left this earth before her.

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