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Lonnie Dewayne Holmes

May 12, 1962 - February 25, 2014 <-

Lonnie Dewayne Holmes was born May 12, 1962 in Mitchell County, Georgia to Rosa Lee Knight and the late Theodore Holmes.

He confessed Christ at an early age and united with the Beulah Missionary Baptist Church in Camilla, Georgia where he was a member of the Male Choir.

He was a graduate of the class of 1980 of Mitchell County High School in Camilla, Georgia.

He graduated from Robert Morgan Educational Center in Commercial Air Conditioning and Heating Technology in December, 2003.

He was united in marriage to the former Frince McNeil.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ulyssee Melvin Knight; grandparents, Rena Spence and Eddie Lee Spence.

He departed this life on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

He leaves to cherish his memories a wife, Frince Holmes of Pelham, Georgia; a son, Lonnie Gaines (Janedrill) of Louisville, Kentucky; four daughters, Shermekia Sheppard of Camilla, Georgia, Victoria Williams of Atlanta, Georgia, Kristin Williams Jackson (Charles) of Camilla, Georgia, Alexis Johnson of Macon, Georgia; a step-son, Desmond Jackson of Pelham, Georgia; a mother, Rosa Lee Knight of Camilla, Georgia; a stepmother, Julia Holmes of Syracuse, New York; mother-in-law, Katie Mae McNeil of Pelham, Georgia; three sisters, Beverly Pace (Raymond) of Atlanta, Georgia, Roberta Knight of Atlanta, Georgia, Janice Knight of Camilla, Georgia; three brothers, Dexter Holmes (Jocklyn) of Miami, Florida, Sean Holmes of Syracuse, New York, Excell Holmes of Syracuse, New York; two brothers-in-law, Tony McNeil, Sr. (Elaine) of Pelham, Georgia, Edward McNeil, Sr. (Grace) of Pelham, Georgia; four sisters-in-law, Gloria McNeil of Pelham, Georgia, Van Moore (Lester) of Pelham, Georgia, Lillian Shelly of Pelham, Georgia, Christine Knight of Baconton, Georgia; special friends, Calvin Franklin of Camilla, Georgia, Reverend Roderick Fowler of Camilla, Georgia; a god-daughter, Alexis Mango of Pelham, Georgia; eleven grandchildren; aunts; uncles; other relatives and friends.


The funeral service of Lonnie Dewayne Holmes will be conducted Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 331 Peachtree Street, Camilla. Minister Veon WIlliams, pastor. Interment will follow in Oakview Cemetery.

Flower Bearers will be the classes of 1997, 2005, and 2007.

Pallbearers will be Micheal Cheatham, Kejmar Coe, Calvin Franklin, Melvin Knight, Edward McNeil, Sr., Tony McNeil, Sr.

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