November 18, 1974 ~ January 20, 2008

Born in: Rock Hill, SC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Jonathan Holt, 33, of Candler died Sunday morning, January 20, 2008, in his home at 2143 Pisgah Highway. He attended Irene Wortham Adult Day Program and was a member of New Life Community Church in Asheville. He is survived by mother, Jane, father, Michael, and grandparents, Gene and Geri Britt. Memorials may be made to the New Life Community Church Benevolence Fund, 1417 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28804, or Asheville Buncombe Christian Community Mission, 30 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 A memorial service will be at the New Life Community Church, Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 3:00 PM.

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  1. Michael & Jane,
    We are saddened to hear of Jonathan’s passing, but know that he is free at last to walk and talk, dance and sing, and to look deeply into the eyes of Jesus, who’s heart He knew here on earth! Tears come to my eyes as I think of the wonderful times Jonathan and I had with each other…even the broken leg. We love you and are praying for you as you walk through this difficult time.

  2. Jane,
    We lift you up in prayer. Jonathan has touched many hearts.

    We will miss Jonathan’s smile and laugh. But he is embedded in our hearts.

    May the Lord give you and your family comfort and peace.

    We love you,
    Jane, Greg, Caty, Johnny and Angel Metcalf

  3. Precious Jane,

    I just wanted to let you know that you, Jonathan, and the rest of your family is dear to my heart.

    Thanks so much for being a great witness to me. Through your long suffering you have shown me Jesus. Thank you again.

    Never forget that you have an immense family surrounding, supporting, and praying for you. I especially lift up Michael, so that he would finally be rescued from his hurt and his pain.

    Many blessings…

    With great love and appreciation,

  4. Sorry to hear about your sweet little boy. God gave him to you to keep for Him a little while. He knew that you would love and keep him safe. We will say a prayer for you. We love you all

  5. i love you and i know that j-man is dancing singing and laughing with Jesus
    may God fill you and michael with His Holy Spirit and have His Grace pour out on you always

  6. Hey friend,

    I love you and wanted you to know that you are in my prayers. Your sweet Jonathan was such a treasure that touched so many hearts. I’m trusting that Father God will continue to be your perfect peace. Love you.

  7. Jane, Michael, Mr. and Mrs. Britt: What a blessing it was for me to know Jonathan. He was special in every way. I can picture him now standing at the right hand of God. Jonanthan was and is loved. He will be greatly missed. I have some wonderful pictures of him from our St. Patricks Day dinner. He was so handsome in his green sparkly bow tie.
    I pray God will comfort all of you. My deepest sympathy goes out to all.
    Donna Sharpe

  8. Janie, what a loss!! I am so sorry for you and your family. You have been one of the best moms in the whole wide world. I am praying for you and will for a long time.Jonathan was a dear!! It certainly is Heaven’s gain! I am so sorry. Love to each of you, Marcia Howell

  9. Jane, I am so sorry to hear about your dear, precious Jonathan and remember so well how thrilled you were to be pregnant and a mommy. Your relationship to your son was one made in heaven, and you walked with an angel for over 33 years. Please know that my love, prayers, and thoughts are with you and will continue to be. I buried my own sweet Mother the day Jonathan died. Isn’t heaven a rich place today? Much love, Kay

  10. Jane,
    I was so sorry to hear of Jonathan’s passing but rejoiced for him that he was now free from his body. Any time I needed a laugh or someone to talk to I knew I could go to him and he had a way of putting things into perspective. To me, his smile and laugh was just a glimpse of heaven. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.
    Love ya,

  11. Jane
    our prayers are with you…Guess
    Ellen got to see both Jonathan and
    Chad in their now perfect bodies
    before we did..we will continue to pray for you in your loss…..Bill

  12. Dear Michael and Jane,
    We were saddened when we heard you lost your precious son. We are praying that God’s love will surround you both and give you the strength to get through this very difficult time. As you might imagine, Jonathan is running and enjoying a completely healed body. May you have many thoughts of him surrounded by our Saviour. We love you.

  13. May I extend my deepest sorrow for your loss. You have been a woman to admire for so long, now you can both rest for a while.
    I will always picture Jonathan now running and playing with a giant smile on his face.
    Peace to you Eva

  14. Jane,
    I am sorry for your loss. After the memorial that we had Sunday morning I regret that I didn’t have the oppertunity to get to know Jonathan, but I am glad that one day I will get to know him in heaven. To walk and talk with him will be wonderful. If you need anything call. 681-8020
    We love you
    Sandra, Brandon,and Jacob Allison

  15. It brought tears to my eyes and sorrow to my heart when I heard of your loss just this morning. May this be a time when people once again admire Christ in you as you walk this time of loss and Jonathan’s place of great gain. I will look forward to seeing you again at the memorial service on Saturaday, Lord willing. With our love and prayers. Randy & Linda

  16. Michael and Jane,

    The 3 of you are permanently etched on my heart…I think of you – and quote you – often.

    I just learned of your loss and grieve with you. I know our Lord will sustain you even as Jonathan dances before Him.

    You’re in my prayers.

  17. Michael and Jane,

    With prayers for Christ’s comfort for you. Your care for Johnathan was a model of Christian and family love for us all. I will always remember you strong delight in how Johnathan responded to Christ as he was able.


  18. Dear Michael and Jane: I am so sadden hear of the passing of my little Brother. I have thought about him through the years and I regret not staying in touch. We did a lot of laughing back then. Jane, I remember when you taught him to say apple and I’d make him say it over and over again and he would start to smile and then laugh and laugh! I’m sure he thought I was nuts. He’s in Heaven now and I know he’s dancing around. I’m sure he can’t wait to see everyone again as I’m sure he will have a lot to say. You both are in my prayers now and forever more. I love you. Lori

  19. Dear Jane and Michael,
    I remember meeting Jonathan my first semester at CIU, and seeing him with you at so many student functions over the years. How blessed he was to have parents like you, and how blessed WE were to have you all as our friends. We wish we could be closer, but our prayers are with you at this time. God bless you. – Larry and Joni

  20. Jane, (& Michael)
    We join the other friends and family in saying how sorry we are to hear of your loss. Jane, your friend -Donna Rigner-called our house today and left a sweet answering machine message- explaining that Jonathan went to Heaven on Sunday. Know that we love you very much.
    April & Tom Lowry
    Rebekah & Philip
    Tom’s email:
    home number (803)279-8679

  21. Jane and Michael,
    What a special angel there is in heaven now. We are holding you up with our prayers and hearfelt wishes that God will comfort you at this difficult time. We thank God often that we have been blessed by your presence and ministry in our lives. Jonathan will always have a special place in our hearts. Love, Peter & Peggy

  22. Shawn and I are so sad to hear about our ‘little brother.’ We can picture him in heaven dancing and singing. We love and miss you. Wish we could have traveled to NC for the memorial.

  23. Dear Michael and Jane, We were saddened to hear of Jonathan’s homegoing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We have such sweet memories of times at your house in Florida when he was a little boy. May God overwhelm you with his love, grace, comfort, strenth, and hope. With all our love and prayers, Steve and Jane Owens

  24. Dear Jane and Michael,
    We were saddened to hear of the loss of your precious son Jonathan. We have fond memories of the wonderful ways that you dealt with his special needs over the years you were a part of our lives. We will commit to pray for your strenghthening through this difficult time. We also have special memories of the blessings we received through your ministry at Aloma. And we focus on the consistent and positive influence you’ve had on many, many teens including a special impact on Vicki and Mitch. We thank you and give praise to the Father for that.


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