Betty Laney Holt
August 19, 1939 – April 25, 2021
Betty Laney Holt of Colonial Heights, VA, passed away surrounded by her family on April 25, 2021.
She was born on August 19, 1939, in Petersburg, VA. She worked as a real estate paralegal for over 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Dale Laney and Gladys Laney; her husband of 50 years, John W. Holt, Jr.; her beloved cat, Wu; and her beloved dogs, Lucy and Heidi.
Cherished mother of John W. Holt, III (Debra) of Colonial Heights; Elizabeth Holt Glazer (Adam) of Gaithersburg, MD; and Dale Holt (Dana) of Colonial Heights. She is also survived by her granddaughters, Leah, Sarah, and Laney Holt of Colonial Heights; her brother, Robert Laney (Rebecca) of Chesterfield, VA; two nieces and one nephew; and her beloved cat, Mr. Pickles.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the care given by Becca Atkinson.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the SPCA of Petersburg and Colonial Heights.
Elizabeth and family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Betty was indeed a very special lady, and I know you will greatly miss her. She had such a wonderful personality, always very quick witted, and funny. I know how much she adored her fur babies, and I will always remember her with a book in her hand. On a more personal note, she was extremely kind to me during a hard time in my life, and I will forever be grateful to her for that. The Matthews family truly treasures the 54 years of friendship with the Holts. Love, Susan Petet