Bernice Faye Holt, age 82 of Paris, TN, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at her residence.
She was a member of Bethesda Methodist Church, and former member of Trinity Methodist Church. Bernice was a homemaker, and formerly worked at the Townhouse restaurant, Nathan’s, and Hoofmans. She received a lifetime achievement award for her individual collections of donations, and candy bar sales, that she raised for the March of Dimes equaling over $250,000.00. Her latest passion was raising money for local Veterans.
Bernice was born August 15, 1937, in Paris, TN, to the late T.G. “Doc” Palmer and to the late Lillian Elizabeth “Bessie” Weaver Palmer. She was a member of the E.W. Grove High School Class of 1955.
She was married on December 31, 1962, for 57 years to David Edward Holt of Paris, TN who survives her along with one son, David T. (Jackie) Holt of Paris, TN; one sister, Elizabeth (Paul) Hannings of Martin, TN; two grandchildren, Derek (Katie) Holt of Germantown, TN, and Devan (Paxton) Holt of Augusta, GA; one great grandchild, Kinley Holt; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Palmer.
Burial was in Memorial Cemetery, in Paris, TN. Memorials may be made to: Disabled American Veterans, Flowers Toler #44, c/o of Julie Ann Samuelson, 1540 Perkins Road, Puryear, TN 38251.