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 Leon A Holmes

Leon A Holmes

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Death 2015 (aged 61–62)
Burial Burton, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 153867675 · View Source
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Leon Holmes 62, a native of Burton, SC and brother of Burton resident, Richardene "Richie" Singleton, died Friday, April 3, 2015 at Calvary Hospital Hospice, Bronx, New York.

Funeral Services: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in New York and
3:00 PM Friday, April 10, 2015 at St. Paul Baptist Church, Burton. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery, Burton.

Leon Arthur Holmes was born on January 15, 1953 to the to the late Earlene Holmes in Beaufort, South Carolina. He departed this life on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Calvary Hospital in the Bronx. Leon dedicated his life to Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in New York City and later joined the Third Macedonia
Baptist Church in Beaufort, S.C. He completed his education in the Beaufort county public school

system and graduated from Beaufort High School in 1971. Upon graduation, he migrated to New York City and worked at Daitch Shopwell Supermarket as a meat cutter. Over the ensuing years Leon lived and worked in Massachusetts, Connecticut and North Carolina obtaining over 15 years’ experience as a meat cutter and manager.

Leon lived life to the fullest and had a love for education. He attended classes at Boston College and Harvard College and graduated with a BA degree from Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C. in 2004. He obtained his Masters of Divinity degree from Wake Forest Divinity School in 2009 and later was ordained as a minister at Mt. Moriah Church in North Carolina. Following ordination, he became a chaplain at numerous hospitals.

In 2011, he relocated back to New York City where he worked at Stew Leonard and at Fresh Market as a meat manager. He rejoined the Mt. Bethel Baptist Church as an Associate Minister where he started the Men’s Fellowship Ministry and taught Sunday School.

He leaves to cherish his precious memory his daughter LaThonia (Aubrey) Oates, Cypress, Texas; two sisters Brenda Huggins, New York, N.Y. and Richardean (Robert) Singleton, Beaufort ,S.C.; his devoted ex-wife Ruth Jacqueline Gant-Holmes of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two granddaughters Brianna and Kendall Oates, Cypress, Texas; four nephews: Craig Holmes, Atlanta, GA; Anwar (Ciara) Singleton, Atlanta, GA; Torian and Tremaine Singleton, Beaufort, S.C. and a host of other relatives and friends.

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  • Created by: Candy Weickhardt Pethe
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153867675
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leon A Holmes (1953–2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153867675, citing Ellis Cemetery, Burton, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Candy Weickhardt Pethe (contributor 47586286) .