Louzette Holt Jones

Louzette Holt Jones, 77, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2022. She was a faithful wife, devoted mother, grandmother (known as Nanny), and a cherished friend to many. Louzette was born on May 28, 1944 in Hampton, Virginia. She was a proud “Hampton Crabber. She had a long career in telecommunication, starting as a switch operator for C&P Telephone Company and retiring from Verizon as a Directory Assistant. Louzette loved spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. There wasn’t a holiday that went by where she didn’t send her grandchildren a card. She enjoyed spending time on the water at Lake Gaston, gambling trips to Dover Downs with friends, playing cards with her sisters-in-law, and shooting pool at the local pool hall. She was a devoted Washington Redskins fan and loved her many cats.

Louzette is preceded in death by her parents, and brother Billy Holt. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Coy Duke Jones, Jr.; children, Coy Jones III, and Karen Ryan and husband John; grandchildren, Jillian Keesee, and Taylor and Nickel Ryan.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Shelly Goble

    Lou will be missed much as she touched so many of our lives. My thoughts and prayers go out to her beloved family.

  2. Patty Massenburg

    What a joy it was for me to have known Lou. Her bravery in fighting cancer over the years has been inspirational. This is a profound personal loss for the family and her many friends.

  3. Barbara A Rowland

    Lou was one of the first friends I made when I started working for the phone company. She will be missed and she touched many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with her beloved family and other friends.

  4. Cindy Brown

    Karen and Family, it so hard to lose an unreplaceable like a mother. I wish you peace and understanding during this difficult time.

  5. Larry Orie

    My sincerest condolences Karen and to your family.
    Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

  6. Tod and Jamie Huggins

    Losing your parents is one of the hardest things in life. Jamie and I would like to express our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  7. Paula Hines

    Lou will be deeply missed. And will always remember the great times at the pool halls, her and CD are likefamily. Rest in peace my friend. Love Paula& Bobby.

  8. Jenni Kresge

    My condolences to the family. I may have not known Lou, but have the pleasure of knowing the beautiful daughter, Karen, she raised which speaks volumes. Thoughts and prayers to all and may memories provide some comfort in the days coming. Jenni Kresge

  9. Jim and Almyria Berry

    As an old friend if Lou’s we would like to offer our sincere condolences to her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. James M. Berry

    As an old friend if Lou’s we would like to offer our sincere condolences to her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Stacy Campbell

    Lou and I had a special friendship that I’ll cherish for the rest of my life what a great family in so many ways. I’m glad to have known you Lou rest easy lady I love you always! Thanks for the laughs! I consider myself lucky to have sat at her kitchen round table for some of tge best home cooked meals made with love you are one of the good ones 🌹 till my day comes save me a seat at the round table my friend ✝️ You left a mark and I’m glad you did 🦋

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