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323 2nd Street, Columbia, MS

OBITUARY

Lillie Bell Holmes

May 11, 1936June 24, 2020

Lillie Bell Holmes, of Kokomo, Mississippi, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the age of 84. She was born in Waynesboro, Mississippi to Daniel and Idelle McRae as one of 12 children. A longtime resident of Marion County, Miss Lillie worked at West Marion County High School for 38 years where she drove a bus and cooked in the cafeteria. She loved baseball and was active playing on various softball teams until she was 65 years old. She spent countless hours watching professional baseball and kept a record of all of the stats on all of the teams and players. You did not have to be around her very long before you knew that her favorite team is the Yankees and her favorite player is Derek Jeter. Miss Lillie was devoted to her family and enjoyed the time spent with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings; her husband, Harold Holmes; two daughters, Donna Holmes Roach and Tammy Holmes; and a grandson, Joel Baxter Holmes. Miss Lillie is survived by two daughters, Ramona Conerly and Judy Lumsden; two sons, Sonny Holmes and Bobby (Terri) Holmes; 15 grandchildren, Thomas McDaniel, Britney Stampley, Maggie Conerly, Deana Bates, Bryan Conerly, Lisa Fortner, Drew Holmes, Daniel Holmes, Derrick Holmes, Dillon Holmes, Teagan Holmes McRae, Brandon Holmes, Amanda Hale, Hailee Holmes, and Lee Morgan; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. There will be a visitation from 5:00pm until 9:00pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Antioch Baptist Church in Foxworth, Mississippi. The funeral service, officiated by Reverend Willie Martin, will be at the church on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1:00pm. Burial will follow in the church cemetery assisted by Justin Bates, Zach Bates, Jason Beach, Stacy Reagan, Philip Cox and Dawson Bates serving as pallbearers.

  • FAMILY

  • Daniel McRae, Father (deceased)
  • Idelle Hartley McRae, Mother (deceased)
  • Harold Holmes, Husband (deceased)
  • Donna Holmes Roach, Daughter (deceased)
  • Tammy Holmes, Daughter (deceased)
  • Joel Baxter Holmes, Grandson (deceased)
  • Ramona Conerly, Daughter
  • Judy Lumsden, Daughter
  • Sonny Holmes, Son
  • Bobby Holmes, Son
  • Thomas McDaniel, Grandson
  • Britney Stampley, Granddaughter
  • Maggie Conerly, Granddaughter
  • Deana Bates, Granddaughter
  • Bryan Conerly, Grandson
  • Lisa Fortner, Granddaughter
  • Drew Holmes, Grandson
  • Daniel Holmes, Grandson
  • Derrick Holmes, Grandson
  • Dillon Holmes, Grandson
  • Teagan Holmes McRae, Granddaughter
  • Brandon Holmes, Grandson
  • Amanda Hale, Granddaughter
  • Hailee Holmes, Granddaughter
  • Lee Morgan, Grandson
  • Preceded in death by eleven siblings.
    Also survived by 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Justin Bates
  • Zach Bates
  • Jason Beach
  • Stacy Reagan
  • Philip Cox
  • Dawson Bates

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

Memories

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Judy Lumsden

June 26, 2020

Elvie Loretta Smith

June 26, 2020

Mrs. Holmes was a very nice lady. Every time I saw her she was smiling and very friendly. I hate I didn't get to see her before she went Home. God bless and comfort the love ones of this precious lady. She will truly be missed.

Wanda Pender

June 25, 2020

What a reunion there was in Heaven yesterday, Aunt Lillie! I know that uncle Harold, Tammy and Donna, the rest of our big ol family, YOUR family, they ALL were there to welcome you HOME and what a Homecoming it was! I have so many good memories with you and I will always cherish them! But this isn't goodbye, this is only see you later, one by one this broken chain will be mended, and we will hold you in our hearts until we are together in Heaven. My love and my prayers to the family during this most difficult time.

Jackie Andrews

June 25, 2020

Condolences to family. So sorry for your lost. Sweet lady❤️🙏

Bryan Conerly

June 25, 2020

Teagan Holmes

June 25, 2020

Teagan Holmes

June 25, 2020

Maxine & Bobby Allen

June 25, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Lillie was a sweet person and we shared many laughs, thru the years we worked together, at the cafeteria.
She seemed to enjoy life and was a devoted mother, wife and grandmother.
The family are in our prayers and we pray that God will comfort you thru your loss.
Love and prayers.

Amanda Hale

June 25, 2020

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