Linnette Holmes

Passed 02/26/2019

Obituary for Linnette Holmes

Linnette Ricks Holmes, 88, of Winand Dr., Harrisburg, transitioned into eternal life on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in the peace and love of her home.

She was born in Nansemond County, VA; daughter of the late Herbert Ashley Ricks, Sr. and Lucy Ash Ricks, a graduate of Nansemond County Schools and Virginia State University with both a Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees; a retired teacher from the Harrisburg School District; a member of United Missionary Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess and taught Sunday School. She and her husband worked with the Gideons International for several years and in her leisure, she was Girl Scout's Volunteer, enjoyed gardening and sewing. Mrs. Holmes leaves to celebrate her life, her loving and devoted husband, James A. Holmes; her loving daughters, Edna H. Keyes and Thelma H. Hill; her brother, Herman Ricks (Mary); her three grandsons; 13 great-grands; two great-great-grands; many nieces and nephews, as well as lifelong friends, Furman and Mattie Moody. Her life will be celebrated on Thursday, March 7 at 12 Noon in the Sanctuary of her Church, 1221 S. 19th St., Harrisburg with viewing 11 a.m. until Noon.

Burial will be in the Holmes Family Cemetery in Saluda, VA on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Ministry of Comfort of Major H. Winfield Funeral Home, Steelton.

Guest Book

Mrs. Holmes was one of my favorite teachers at Franklin County High School in Virginia. It was the late 60s in a school that had only been integrated a couple years. She always handled herself with great dignity and showed a deep concern for her students! She was an exceptional biology teacher. I am so sorry, Thelma and the rest of her family, to learn of her passing. Vivian McCall Chang Norkus

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Mr. Holmes and family, you are in my prayers. I will always remember how sweet and kind Mrs. Holmes was. The two of you used to pick my daughter and I up for Sunday school back in 1969-1971. May God bless you and your family. Sherry Robison Holloway

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