Ellen Joyce Holt

March 17, 1939 – November 27, 2016

On November 27, 2016, Ellen Joyce Bridges Holt passed away peacefully at her home after a long battle with cancer.

Funeral services were at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Restland Cemetery.

The first child of Erma Lee and Thomas Guy Bridges, Joyce was born March 17, 1939, in Waco, TX. Joyce survived polio as a small child, giving thanks to the Shriners Hospital. She was baptized at the age of nine in the Bosque River. She met the love of her life while working at Good Bite Hamburgers in downtown Waco. She and Marvin Harold Holt were united in marriage on July 10, 1954, at Edgefield Baptist Church. Together, they raised four children, residing in Waco, Austin and Gatesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Curtis Lam.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 62 years, Marvin “Bozy” Holt; sisters, Mrs. Jean Gatlin of Hurst, Texas, and Mrs. Janell Guajardo of Pflugerville, TX; daughters, Kay Streed and husband, Ryan, Suzanne Laird and husband, Garland, and Denise Holt; son, Dremond Holt and wife, Brenda; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; as well as one aunt; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3919 E. Hwy. 84, Gatesville, TX 76528.

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