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.
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