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Southview Cemetery
Friday May 15th, 2020
9:00am - 9:00pm

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Rehoboth Baptist Church
Saturday May 16th, 2020

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Saturday May 16th, 2020

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Thomas G. "Cool" Holton

On May 12, 2020 Thomas G. Holton went home to be with Lord. He was the son of the late John Francis Holton Sr. and Annie Virgil Cooper. He was preceded in death by his wife Fannie Beale Holton, daughter Kimberly Holton, sisters Marlen Sawyer and Teresa Cooper and brother John Holton Jr.

Thomas was born in Mechanicsville Maryland and moved to Virginia Beach and received his education from the Virginia Beach Schools System. He retired from the Virginia Beach School System after 33 years. Upon moving to Virginia Beach, he accepted Jesus as his Savior at a young age and eventually joined Grace Pentecostal Church of God in Christ in 1977 and eventually moved on to Rehoboth Baptist church and was an active member for over 25 years. Thomas served on the Deacon Board and actively led devotion for Bible Study and Sunday school.

Thomas was member of both the Adult Choir and Male Chorus. He was also an active member of the Forever Young Senior Ministry and Men’s Fellowship. He was always ready to step in gap to help in the kitchen or as an Usher.

Thomas was married to the late Fannie Beale Holton for 48 years and leave to cherish in his memory a daughter Erica Holton of Jacksonville, Fl.; sons Thomas Moore of Woonsocket RI; Michael Holton of Virginia Beach; Ronald Overton of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Tenesha Bishop, a very special grandson Alan Andrews Jr, Jaliese Holton, Ariana Holton, Emerie Holton and Madison Holton Kirksey; one sister Lucille Turner one goddaughter Monica Cornell, godsons Otis Lawrence and Ronzel Johnson; two god grandchildren Daisha Brown and Victoria Hollimon and four great grandchildren. Three sister in laws Annie Vaughn of Newport News; Doris Dozier of Jonesboro Georgia, Sylvia Beale of Upper Marlboro Maryland; two brother in laws James (Jelain) Beale of Simpsonville Beale, SC and Earl (Shirley) Beale of Virginia Beach and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Two special nieces Mary Palmer & Cheryl Rogers.

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I was fortunate to know Thomas /"Cool" when he and John Francis worked for our company in 1979-80. Nice men and great concrete finishers. Later, when "Cool" went to work at VBJHS as a Custodian , I reconnected with him, and he got to know my son, Bret. Bret loved you, "Cool". We both send our deepest condolences to your family. R.I.P., Thomas /"Cool". Thanks for the great memories and the honor of knowing you.

Steve and Bret Ervin Jul 5 2020 12:00 AM

Erica, Michael, Ronald, & Thomas,

My mom just informed me that Cool passed away and I am sorry for your loss. Therefore, I wanted to offer my condolences. I pray that the Lord will continue to comfort your hearts and give you all peace during this difficult time. Your Dad was always kind and very humorous!!! I will remember Cool smiling and saying, Hey little babies.

You all will be in our prayers!

Malina Moss & Family Jun 23 2020 12:00 AM

A person gets a true Friend once in a Lifetime Thomas and Fannie Holton were my True Friends I will Treasure the Memories the Rest of My Life

Ms A Thornton May 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Holton

Dani Beale May 16 2020 12:00 AM

The good time I had with DEA. HOLTON was when he was with my brother Leslie L.B. he was a good man, everybody in my family loved him very much. Rest In The Lord Dea. Holton, you will truly be missed.

Claudine B. Hills May 16 2020 12:00 AM

When I think of Deacon Thomas "Cool" Holton, I think of laughter. He was always doing or saying something funny. He brought joy to my heart. He was a sharp dresser, drove nice cars, and was very witty. But he loved the Lord which he expressed in his testimonies. He will be greatly missed. To the family, I send my condolences and pray your memories bring you strength during this time.

Cathy Bookhart May 16 2020 12:00 AM

Rest in Peace cool really going to miss you joking and telling stories

Vince Williams May 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Holton

Sylvia (Simp) Gregory May 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Holton

Mary Sue Cooke May 15 2020 12:00 AM

We will miss you praying, singing on the choir, opening the Church, dedication and encourager. You have really done your best to make it in. Me and my family will truly miss you.

Rev. Richard Seabrook May 15 2020 12:00 AM

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