Shirley Josephine Holmes, 78, of Fremont, OH was called to our Lord in Heaven on October 4, 2016 at her granddaughter’s house in Findlay, OH. She was born on January 17, 1938 in Norfolk, VA to Arthur and Ellen (Brown) McGhee. She was a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Norfolk, VA and attended Terra Community College.
Shirley married Eddie Holmes on June 28, 1956 in Norfolk, VA and he survives. She worked at Whirlpool Corporation for thirty-two years until she retired in 2000. She was a devoted member of Warren Chapel A.M.E. Church in Fremont. She enjoyed bowling, reading Harlequin novels, playing bingo and traveling with her friend, Deborah Walker. She loved to help people, which she often did with her beautiful smile and loving heart.
Shirley is survived by her husband of sixty years, Eddie Holmes, Fremont; children, Eddie (Amy) Holmes, Jr., Toledo, Terry (Cathy) Holmes, Fostoria, Raymond (Felina) Holmes, Hartselle, AL, Lawrence Holmes, Fremont, Katrina Holmes, Kalamazoo, MI, Derek (Beverly) Holmes, Toledo; granddaughter, Daneisha (Jennifer) Yancey, Findlay and a host of other grandchildren and great grandchildren; nephew, Larry (Charlene) McGee, Fremont and best friend, Deborah Walker, Fremont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Celeste Holmes and brother, Larry McGee.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Warren Chapel A.M.E. Church, 304 Mulberry St., Fremont, OH.
Funeral Service will follow visitation at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor and Officiant Shirley Lyons will officiate.
Memorials can be made to the family
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My deepest condolences to the family!
I love you guys!!! I will miss her smile, her “faces” and looks! My fondest memories will be of the night I met her (I won’t go into details! Lol) and a couple weeks ago at the hospital when I ran into her. As she was being wheeled down the hall to her test, I yelled, “I love you!!” and she yelled the same back to me
I will Forever keep you in my heart.
You have a heart of gold. Never have i seen Nothing but a smile on your face. I Pray that this Family finds Peace & Understanding. Love You All!!!
I feel the loss of this beautiful lady I loved! Be strong family by experience it’s not easy. God please give this family strength and keep them safe traveling on these roads to send their mother to her last home.
Im sorry for your loss ..but you will always have your memories and the love she shared. I give my condolences to the family and friends of the Holmes family
Mrs. Shirley I will miss your smile and always your laughter. Loved you dearly, we had some good time on those casino trips and at the Internet Cafe. Bobby and I will miss you dearly
Linda (Lewis) & Bobby Boyd
Melanie Guzman Martinez
That infectious smile and quick Witt will be missed. Your strength and silent determination did and always will inspire me. I’m glad I told you exactly how you encouraged me to go on. You really must be dancing up in heaven. We love you. Joel and Melanie
Shirley, You sure will be miss. Sending prayers to your Family.
My prayers and thoughts are with the family. I pray for God to give you all strength to get through this. She was a strong woman and thats what Isaiah and Shabria will always remember about their great grandmother. Rest easy Ms. Shirley.
To all of Shirley’s children and grand children, I’m so sorry to hear that Shirley passed away. I will always remember her smiling face, and how she loved her trips to Las Vegas. My prayers are with all of you at this time.
Denise & Mary Carter-Richmond
Whenever I needed to find my mother, Mary, she was always riding around with Ms. Shirley. We will miss your laugh, your charm, your dignity in all you did at the church, and most importantly your devotion to your children and grandchildren. God called you home, and we ill miss you dearly.
Ray, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful lady. Reading the other posts tells me she not only was beautiful on the outside but the inside also. My prayers are for peace and comfort for all of you. I love you, my brother from a different mother.
You will be greatly missed. A wonderful and strong woman. Always loved sitting and talking with you and looking through old pictures and listening to the stories. You always spoke your mind and gave advice without hesitation. And can’t forget the cooking, I never could match that potatoe salad! Prayers for strength and peace to the entire Holmes family, she was a treasure to have known and love.
Eddie Jr. (my old friend!) and family:
Peace to all of you on the death of your dear mother, wife, and grandmother. We give thanks to God with you for the joy she experienced and the joy she shared.
I will miss her everyone I bowl I think of her starting me to bowl. Love you
To the Holmes family,
May God’s peace keep you at this difficult time.
My mother and Mr. Tommy always enjoyed when Shirley came around, because they would talk and laugh together. Such good memories!
Mrs Petie kids
I took care of Shirley and the “gang” at the Cancer and Infusion Center in Fostoria and always looked forward to hearing their laughter and stories. They certainly livened the place up when they came in. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and I hope you can find comfort in your memories of her.