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1957 Barbara 2020

Barbara Holmes

March 23, 1957 — May 10, 2020

"A Life Dedicated to Service"

Barbara Jean Holmes was born on March 23, 1957 to the Late Mary Lillie Holmes and James Wynn in Lenoir County. During the tenure of her life's journey, she accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Since 1979, Barbara faithfully served as a Certified Nursing Assistant at St.Cabrini Nursing Facility in Dobbs Ferry, New York where she remained until her transition. Proudly, she was a woman that loved her family and her life was spent and dedicated to the service of others. She was a long-term and dedicated 1199 Union Delegate.

In Barbara's life, there were innumerable moments of climax but she will always be remembered for her infectious smile and warm heart.
However, in her leisure she loved to "bust a move" by dancing, preparing scrumptious meals, putting her green thumb to work by planting flowers, taking care of her pet goldfish and rabbit, hosting bible studies at her residence for the community, and most of all she loved God.

Mother's Day 2020 will never be forgotten. Sunday, May 10, 2020, Barbara Jean Holmes traded her earthly worries for a new home in glory where the wicked shall cease from the troubling and the weary shall be at rest.

Precious Memories will last forever in the hearts of;

Companion of 47 years, Mr. Marion "Bubba" Frazier
Father - James "JC Wynn, Sr. of Hookerton, NC
Three Sons- Mitchell "Rocky" Holmes (Monique) of Kinston, NC, Eric "Jerod" Holmes of Yonkers, NY, and D'Juan Lewis of Winston Salem, North Carolina
Twelve Grandchildren - Shakeema, Aubrey, Maleek, Jayleen, Chymia, Rakeyah, Rakeem, Deron, Hassan, Jamika, Rakiana, and Marcus
Five Great-Grandchildren - Paris, Nia, Josiah, Hasaan Jr., and Mehkai
Six Sisters - Mary Mack (Roger), Lillie Streeter Williams (Samuel), both of Kinston, Sharon Croom, of Durham, NC, Shonda Croom of Maury, NC, Sheila Reid of Hookerton, NC, and Gwen Mumford of California
Five Brothers - Henry "Jap" Holmes (Swannie), Jimmy Wynn, Jr. (Gwen) both of Kinston, Michael "Manhattan" Holmes of Yonkers, NY, Russell "Spanky" Wynn (Cathy) of Fayetteville, NC, and Johnny Croom of Hookerton, NC.
& A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

"Precious Memories; Oh how they linger"

The Celebration of Barbara's Life & Legacy will be conducted 1:00pm Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the Southview Cemetery with Apostle Zebedee Sheppard officiating. A "Walk-Through" Visitation will take place from 4:00pm-6:00Pm Saturday, May 23, 2020 from the Robert Swinson Jr. Memorial Chapel.

Due to social distancing for the COVID-19 pandemic, a public floating visitation will be limited to 10 at a time and funeral services will be limited to 50 people, which is consistent with the current recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(All services will be performed under the guidelines of the NC Governor's State Mandate)

Please keep the Holmes Family in your thoughts & prayers during their time of bereavement.

Sympathy Cards & Floral Arrangements may be sent to R. Swinson Funeral Services 208 East Blount Street - Kinston, NC 28501.

"Weeping may endure for a night, but JOY Will come in the morning"

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Barbara Holmes, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, May 23, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Robert Swinson Jr. Memorial Chapel

208 E Blount St, Kinston, NC 28501

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Graveside Service

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

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