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Rudolph Wallace Holmes

June 19, 1932January 9, 2021
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Rudolph Wallace Holmes, 88, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on January 9, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Wallace Holmes and Lillian Corbin Holmes; sister, Kate Washington; brother-in-law, Bill Washington; nephew, Earl Holmes Jr.; and aunt, Mollie Corbin Ross.

Before retiring as a as a mail clerk for Colonial Williamsburg, Rudolph was a barber for 62 years. He was member of the Masonic Lodge and the Elk’s Lodge, as well as both St. John Baptist Church in Tappahannock, VA and St. John Baptist Church in Williamsburg, where he served as a Trustee and on the Senior Usher Board.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Holmes; sons, Michael Holmes (Adrianne) and Kirk Wallace (André); daughters, Darlene Michelle Holmes and Linda Douglas; grandchildren, Tammy Wallace, D’juana Cook, Gregory Johnson, Tonya Saa, Schnell Holmes, Rodney Johnson, Teresa Tucker, Michael Holmes Jr., and Jamie Johnson; 12 great-grandchildren; his brother, Earl Holmes Sr.; his nieces, Sylvia Washington and Laverne Holmes; and his good friends, Jessie Bartlett and James Horne.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 6:00 PM on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, where services will also take place on Saturday, January 16, at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. John Baptist Church, 1397 Penniman Rd., Williamsburg.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Vernita Ellis

January 16, 2021

So sorry to read about Mr. Holmes passing. My condolences to the family.

Warren & Mable Wynne

January 16, 2021

Our condolences to the Family.

Curtis Lassiter

January 16, 2021

Mr. Holmes dedication to God, his family, his church and the trustee board was outstanding. I appreciated his sincerity and commitment. Sir, you left a legacy that will always be cherished.

Cynthia Lassiter

January 16, 2021

Mr. Holmes was an awesome man, wise in his statements, jovial in his spirit, and loving in his heart. He will truly be missed. I will always remember his dedication to God, family and his church. My children and grandchildren admired him so much as he took the time to talk to them everytime he saw them. Rest Mr Holmes, Rest in Heavenly Peace.

Bernard Payne

January 16, 2021

Uncle Rudolph always encouraged and made me feel special. He will be missed.
I can remember that infectious smile and I always complimented him on the way he dressed.
May God continue to bless you family.

Sara Howard

January 16, 2021

Mr. Holmes was in the Elks when I joined and my husband joined. He always believed in helping others. Mr. Rainy and those legacy Elks have left a big hole in our Order and community, especially the way they would go around and try to help people. May your family know he was a blessing to others cutting sick brothers hair and always supporting our community people projects. Kirby would always say did send him a Christmas card. He received his 50 year recognition in 2019. Rest in Peace my Brother. PGDR Sara Howard.

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