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Jean Robinson Holmes

November 28, 1942 May 8, 2019
Jean Robinson Holmes
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Obituary for Jean Robinson Holmes

Mrs. Jean Robinson Holmes, 76, of the Summerlin's Crossroads area, Mount Olive, passed away early Wednesday morning, May 8, 2019 at Vidant Duplin Hospital.

The family will receive friends at Tyndall Funeral Home on Saturday, May 11, beginning at 2 p.m. with funeral services following at 3 p.m. in the chapel. Officiating will be Minister Coy Brock. Burial will conclude the service in Maplewood Cemetery. Family and friends are also being received at the Holmes residence. Memorial gifts may be made to Vidant Hospice, 750 South Kenansville Bypass, Kenansville NC 28349.

Raised in the Grantham area of Wayne County, she graduated from Grantham High School and had attended Carter Bible College in Goldsboro. She had been employed in a clerical position at Young Squire Industries for 13 years and had been employed in the town clerk's office in Faison, N.C. A wonderful wife and mother, she assisted her husband in farming and maintaining their home and raising their four daughters, some grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and was known for her genuine and compassionate nature in caring for numerous family members through the years. She worshiped her Lord at Brock's Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Durwood Holmes; a daughter, Mary Lynn Holmes Murphy; grandson, Thomas Franklin Murphy; parents, John B. and Lucille Godwin Robinson; and a brother, Russell H. Robinson.

Surviving family members include three daughters, Lori Holmes Brock and husband, Ronald Allen, of Mount Olive, Donna Holmes Martin and husband, Hugh Bryant, of Faison, and Alison Holmes Hall of Goldsboro; seven grandchildren, Michael Brock, Christopher Brock, Ernest Murphy IV, Faith Taylor, Bradley Taylor, Laura Martin Mello, and Kristen Martin Canterbury; 11 great-grandchildren; special family members, Debbie Smith of Goldsboro, and her children, Robin Offield of Goldsboro, and Christopher Smith of New Bern; three sisters, Brenda R. Ivey of Fayetteville, Louise R. Ivey of Lucama, and Beverly R. Carlisle of Weldon; a sister-in-law, Lucille Holmes Winders of Rocky Mount; and many nieces and nephews from both the Robinson and Holmes families, whom she loved very much.

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