Lawrence Holts Sr.
09/24/1943 - 01/24/2020
Obituary For Lawrence Holts Sr.
Christianity does not exempt one from death, it only insures triumph over death. Moses died, Paul died, Jesus died, and all must die. There is no other way on entrance into our heavenly Father’s house. Soon all will be over with all that are here. Consider your state before God. There is not far from all of us that hidden certainty of death. There are some of us within a hand’s breath of the grave and yet it doth not appear who it is because we were all so shocked when we heard that Lawrence Holts passed away. Although we knew he was not well, his ambition kept his real condition hidden from us; but our Lord knew and in his own time He relieved him of all his earthly woes. The sudden and what we call untimely death of those who are prepared to go may be regarded as a relief and a blessing to them.
He never refused to help any worthy cause, but would never forget his church. He would say, “We all can share in getting things done, but I will do whatever I need to do for my church.” It seemed that his church and its welfare was always on his mind, and like David, he was always glad when they said, “Let us go into the house of the Lord”.
Lawrence Holts Sr. was born September 24, 1943 to the late Louise Carey Holts and Leon Holts, Sr.
Lawrence Holts Sr. accepted Christ at an early age. He was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where he served as an Usher, and devoted member until his passing. Lawrence was a community man, he loved to help all in the community.
After graduating from George Washington Carver High School, he attended T. H. Harris trade school where he graduated as a Carpenter. He worked as a Trackman with Union Pacific Railroad for 24 years until he retired in 2005.
Lawrence married Doris Wade Holts, 50 years ago. To this union one son was born, Lawrence Holts, Jr.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Louise Holts; three sisters: Annabella Holts. Lula Mae Wilson, and Lucille Crawford; two brothers: William Holts Sr and Leon Holts, Jr; in-laws Griffin and Sarah Wade; three brothers-in-law, Hampton Wade, Arthur James Wade and Jeffrey Wade III; one sister-in-law: Gertchie Lee Dossman;
He leaves to cherish precious memories, his wife of fifty (50) years: Doris Louise Holts; one son and daughter-in-law: Lawrence and Adrianne Holts, of Stone Mountain, GA; three grandchildren and one granddaughter-in-law: Travis Allen (Shameka) of Alexandria, Louisiana; Cydnei Holts of Cypress, Texas and Kennedy Holts of Stone Mountain, Georgia; two sisters; Leonar Sampson and Amy Rideaux, both of Bunkie, Louisiana; four sisters-in-law: Doretha Wade and Mablean Holts, both of Bunkie, Louisiana; Magnolia Venson of Boyce, Louisiana and Jessie L Wade of Alexandria, Louisiana; five brothers-in-law; Carl W Wade (Bennie Ruth) of Oakland, California; Collins Wade (Ethel) of Alexandria, Louisiana; Jessie Wilson and Marvin Crawford, Sr., both of Bunkie, Louisiana and Charles Compton of Gardenia, California; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
301 N. Ash St.
Bunkie, LA 71322
Bunkie, LA 71322
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