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Mark & Marie Rizzo Fenn

Dear Nancy and the entire Holt Family, Our deepest sympathy. Mark was a friend and colleague of moer than 30 years. He was intelligent, talented, witty, loyal and always super kind. We will miss him tremendously. .

Sheldon “Shelly” Anderson

What a kind gentleman. His passing will be felt. My condolences to his family.

James L. Shroads

Mark was a colleague at work and a friend for more than 20 years. He was a man with a strong sense of integrity and a wry wit that eased tense situations. My deepest sympathy.

Susan Griffis

We worked together at Rayonier. Always had a smile. Such a kind person who will be missed by many. Prayers for the family.

Dan and Joanne Roach

Such a shock to hear about Mark. We worked together at Rayonier for years and he was always a good person to talk things over with. He would give you the straight scoop and brought up points you may not have considered. More importantly he was a fine person, great character, a sharp wit and a good sense of humor. I missed talking to him after the mills split off into RYAM but would call when I needed some advice or just to check in. Mark was one of those people that made you better and made the world better by being in it. We will miss him dearly. We will keep the family in our prayers.

Michelle Tiliakos and Patricia Toundas from the Marina Restaurant

Mark was such a nice gentleman. He was always such a sweet kind gentleman that always had a smile on his face.We always enjoyed his kind words that would make our day brighter.He was our friend and we are so saddened by his passing , He had such character that made you feel so at ease that you felt he was truley a joy to have a conversation with he was just a great alround good man that was always a pleasuure to see .We will miss him deeply.

Ralph Green

Mark was truly one of a kind. He was one of the nicest, kindest individuals I ever had the priviledge to know. We developed a friendship while he was still at Jesup and that friendship grew once he moved to Fernandina. Mark was always a pleasure to visit with and was brutally honest which is probably what I liked best about him. He was honest but always expressed his honesty in the kindest possible way. I will miss Mark and the lunch get togethers we shared. RIP my friend.

Fran Wall

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Mark. He was such a terrace guy. I ran into him at Publix about a year ago, I had not seen him since I closed my business in 2008. We chatted a while. He always praised you and spoke of his love for you and fior God. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Penny & David Smith

Mark was a wonderful co-worker to me and an even better friend to me and David. We shared many conversations, laughs and lunches! He was a great source of encouragement and never failed to make us laugh. He was truly a pleasure to be around. We will miss our friend. Our deepest condolences to Nancy and family.

Mark H. Holt, Jr.


Mark H. Holt, Jr., age 64, of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away from natural causes at his home on August 23, 2023. Funeral services to be held on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at Amelia Baptist Church beginning at 3:00 PM.
Mark was born in Memphis, TN to Mark and Lois Holt. He spent his childhood years in Blakely, GA and Demopolis, AL and graduated from Elba (AL) High School in 1977. Mark earned a B.A in Economics from Auburn University and later earned an M.B.A. He had a long and productive career as an accountant primarily for Rayonier in Jesup, GA and as budget director at Rayonier Advanced Materials, Fernandina Beach. He retired as manager of financial planning and analysis in May 2023 from Lignotech FL.
Mark was a devoted husband, son, brother, friend, step-father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed watching sports and loved rooting for his Auburn Tigers. Mark played many rounds of golf, both regular and miniature. He loved playing competitive Putt-Putt, especially with his grandson Austin. Mark enjoyed serving, even by helping others with their taxes.
Mark and Nancy (formerly Veazey) were married for fifteen years. He was an active member of Amelia Baptist Church where he sang in the choir and share his giftedness in many capacities. He was especially passionate in his retirement about serving the seniors in his church. He loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his wife Nancy Holt, mother Lois Holt, sister Carol (Jeff Foster) Holt, sister Angie Holt, brother Tommy (Elaine) Holt, brother-in-law Mark Coleman, nieces Maeve (Grayson) Hutchins and Claire Foster, nephew Billy Crawford, stepsons Kirk Veazey and Jonathan (Karen) Veazey, and grandson Austin Veazey. He is preceded in death by his father Mark H. Holt, Sr. and sister Martha Holt Coleman.
He will be laid to rest at a later date.
Donations can be made in his name to Amelia Baptist Church (904)261-9527.


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