Obit-Holt, Elizabeth Clare Colville

Mrs. Elizabeth Clare Colville Holt, 52, died May 13, 2020.

Mrs. Holt was born June 5, 1967. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Eads.  She was a graduate of Germantown High School and Memphis State University. Hers was a life well-lived, full of extraordinary kindness, mercy and God’s grace. Her ability to love and show compassion and to forgive and to share grace were unmatched. She was selfless, humble and did not seek praise. Her passion was the joy of others. She was quick to laugh and share the happiness of life with everyone. A Special Education teacher, she also taught music and led children’s choirs in church. She taught sixth graders in children’s ministry at Crossroads. Her capacity for creativity and crafts was incredible. She loved others genuinely and thrived on helping them find their way in life. In particular, she loved teaching children. Countless children’s lives were made a little better because she loved them so much. Her home was intentionally a welcoming and safe place for her own children and their friends. She was the loving mother of three beautiful daughters. She poured herself into their lives. She homeschooled, nurtured, loved and shared God’s love with them. Her joy was to help them to become the women God made them to be. To her husband, Jeff, she herself was a never-ending joy. She is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Wade Freeman and Helen Hoffman Freeman; and paternal grandparents, Hugh and Elizabeth Colville.

Burial was in East Side Cemetery in Martin. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Life Choices of Memphis or the Testimony Choir of Germantown United Methodist Church.

Survivors include husband Jeffrey Leon Holt of Bartlett; daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Garner and husband Nathan of Red Banks, Miss., Anna May Holt, Rachel Clare Holt, both of Bartlett; granddaughters, Blair Grace Garner, Rose Anne Elizabeth Garner; parents, Hugh Winthrope Colville and Alice Clare Freeman Colville of Germantown; and brother Hugh William Colville of Germantown.

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