YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mrs. Lillie B. Holmes departed this life Feb. 10, 2013, at Park Vista Nursing Home.
Mrs. Holmes was born May 30, 1927, in Greenwood, Mississippi, (Leflore County) a daughter of William and Mary Venters Boyd, coming to the Mahoning Valley many years ago.
She was a devoted homemaker and member of the Antioch Baptist Church.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Jerry and his wife, Dollaine Holmes, and Ben Holmes, all of Youngstown, Ohio; Dr. Darnell Holmes of Los Angeles, and Robert Holmes of Tacoma, Wash.; her sister, Willie D. Plater; her sister-in-law, Sarah J. Venters, both of Youngstown, OH; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ben R. Holmes, whom she married in 1950; her son, Carnell Holmes; two sisters; and three brothers.
Friends may call today, Feb 18, 2013 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Washington Funeral Home.
A funeral service celebrating the life of Mrs. Lillie B. Holmes will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, one hour prior to services at the church.
Interment will be at Tod Homestead Cemetery
Ministry of comfort provided by J. E. Washington Funeral Services Inc. Youngstown, Ohio
Please visit jewashingtonfuneralservices.com to leave condolences or to sign the online guestbook.
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