Mr. Perry Holmes Jr., born April 14, 1931, in Valdosta, GA went home to receive eternal rest on May 1, 2020. Perry was also a US Army veteran and served during the Korean Conflict from 1952 – 1954. He accepted Christ at an early age. He joined St. Paul’s A.M.E. Zion Church, Spring Valley, New York and served as a trustee.
He was joined in holy matrimony to his wife of 61 years, Agnes R. Price Holmes, and from that union were five children; Barbara Holmes Smith (Robert), Donna A. Graves (pre-deceased Nathaniel), Sheila Holmes Rogers (Warlee), Perry Holmes III (Sandra), Terry Holmes (Patricia).
He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and a sole proprietor for 35 years at Suffern Auto Radiator & Air Conditioning. He moved to Virginia in 2001, and joined the fellowship of New Berean Baptist Church in Portsmouth. Leaving to cherish his memory are: his aunt Lillie Mae Dubose, siblings Mary Ford (pre-deceased Virgil, Sr.), Virginia Black, John Black Jr. (Ola), David Blacksherer, Joyce Hester (Willie, Sr.), and Gloria Sheffield (Larry). He was preceded in death by siblings Annie Doris Solomon, Marion Mitchell, and Booker T. Black. He leaves a legacy of love in his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and faithful friends.
Do not stand by my grave and weep;
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow.
I am in the softly falling snow.
I am in the gentle showers of rain.
I am in the field of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the grateful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight.
I am in the star shine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom.
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing.
I am in each lovely thing.
So do not stand by my grave and cry.
I am not there,
I did not die.
The family of the late Perry Holmes, Jr., wishes to thank each and everyone for the many acts of kindness, condolences, and prayers. May God continue bless and keep you in His care.
A viewing for Mr. Holmes is scheduled from 9:00 a.m until 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2020 at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
Services will take place immediately following the viewing at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2020 in the chapel of C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
Interment will take place at Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia.
It is the desire of the Holmes family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of Mr. Perry Holmes Jr., has entrusted his final care to the staff of C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
The family has requested not to receive flowers.
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