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JoAnn Holt, age 83

JoAnn Holt, age 83, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away Friday, June 17, 2022. She was born August 25, 1938 to Thoral and Reba Huffman.

JoAnn was a wonderful and loving wife. She married her husband, Ross Holt, on September 2, 1967. JoAnn was all about her granddaughters. She loved sports, watching the razorbacks, and going shopping. She didn’t know a stranger. JoAnn was a member of the Bayou Meto Baptist Church.

JoAnn is preceded in death by her parents Thoral and Reba Huffman and brothers Bobby and John Charles Huffman.

JoAnn leaves behind her husband Jimmy Ross Holt; children Jason Ross Holt and Joseph Holt (Michelle); grandchildren Bailey and Lindsey Holt; siblings Barbara Rocker (Burt), Ed Huffman (Janice), and Jim Huffman (Marcille).

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2022 starting at 6:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400.


  • Thomas Bryant Posted June 20, 2022 5:24 PM

    Prayers with you all

  • Lucille Pearl Chatham Posted June 20, 2022 7:17 PM

    Joanne was a wonderful lady. She and Ross were are teachers in Training Union so many years ago when I was a teen. I know she will be missed by so many that lived her

  • Larry Holman Posted June 20, 2022 9:01 PM

    Sorry for your lost Ross I will be praying for you

  • Jason Holt Posted June 20, 2022 9:28 PM

    You are forever in my heart. Love you momma. 🥰

  • Iris Tucker Posted June 20, 2022 10:49 PM

    Wonderful friend and co-worker.

  • Annette Delgado Posted June 21, 2022 7:45 AM

    May your family find peace in God’s love.

  • (Rev) Beverly White Posted June 21, 2022 8:26 AM

    I LOVED working with JoAnn at Tolleson Elementary School. She took care of me and many others. A sweet hard working woman who loved everybody!

  • Kristy Woods Posted June 21, 2022 3:34 PM

    Miss Joann will be greatly missed. She was always so kind and giving and always had a kind word every time I was around her. Praying for Ross, Jason, and the entire family.

  • Pam Bowman Posted June 22, 2022 5:59 AM

    Ross, Jason, Joe and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time! JoAnn will be missed by all of us who knew her!!

  • Bill VanPelt Posted June 22, 2022 8:48 AM

    A lot of wonderful memories with Jo, Ross, Jason and Joe and I will be praying for the entire family.

  • Kim Palmer Posted June 22, 2022 9:52 AM

    Keeping all my family in my heart. I have beautiful memories of Aunt Jo. Miles and time separated us but love is stronger. Our condolences.

  • Anita Collie Posted June 22, 2022 10:00 AM

    JoAnn was a wonderful person and I will cherish the memories I have of her, from our Bayou Meto days, to coaching our girls softball team, my son and her granddaughter (Bailey) going to Prom and running into her at Wal-Mart and talking forever. My love and prayers to the family. Heaven gained another angel!

  • Linda and Troy Rinker Posted June 22, 2022 1:57 PM

    Everyone loved working with Joann at Tolleson Elementary. She was dedicated to helping the staff and school be the best it could be. She will be truly missed. My heart goes out to all of the Holt family during this time of sorrow.

  • Carol Johnson Posted June 22, 2022 4:01 PM

    JoAnn was such a kind and caring person. The staff of Tolleson Elementary just loved her. We were fortunate to have worked with her. You are in my prayers.

  • Leslie Curry Posted June 22, 2022 5:03 PM

    She was the best softball coach I ever had.. and she always had the best advice.. I’m gonna miss you.

  • Brad Clark Posted June 24, 2022 3:24 AM

    Sorry for your loss. I know she was proud of you guys and loved those grandkids. I’m just a phone call away

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