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Graveside Service

Jonesboro Cemetery
Saturday July 24th, 2021

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Ercel Wright Holmes

Ercel Wright Holmes, 82, of Sanford passed away Wednesday July 21, 2021. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 11am at Jonesboro Cemetery.

She was born in Calhoun, WV to the late Robert Wayne Wright and Lucille Stall. She loved her church. Her hobbies were arranging flowers and babysitting her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She is also preceded in death by her husband Roger Edmund Holmes Sr.; and brothers Clarence Wright and Dwayne Wright.

She is survived by her sons Roger E. Holmes II (Joyce) of Sanford and Paul Allen Holmes (Sonya) of High Point; daughters Tamala Gentry (Herman) of Linden, Lorie Rumbley (Bobby) of Sanford, and Renee Gunter (Greg) of Sanford; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and sisters Margaret Fenton of Ohio and Phyllis Waddell of Sanford.

Friends may visit the funeral home on Friday July 23, 2021 where Mrs. Holmes will lie in state until 5pm.

Memorials can be made to Liberty Hospice, 1005 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330.


RIP Mama E. Loved you as a second Mom growing up with your family.

Libby Wilson Hubbard Aug 3 2021 7:39 PM

Sorry to hear about your Mother passing Roger.

William Phillips Jul 23 2021 7:37 PM

We are so sorry to hear of your mother's - grandmother's passing . Take care , Jim and Kathleen Greenlese

James Greenlese Jul 23 2021 11:26 AM

We are sorry for your loss but rejoice in the fact she's home with the Lord and Roger. No more pain. RIP

Rhodes Gwen Jul 22 2021 11:15 PM

Melinda C Collins lit a candle for Ercel Wright Holmes

Melinda C Collins Jul 22 2021 10:23 PM

Elaine Quick lit a candle for Ercel Wright Holmes

Elaine Quick Jul 22 2021 9:45 PM

Thoughts and prayers for you all now and in the days ahead. Ercel will greatly be missed by all who knew her. She was the most selfless lady that I have ever met. She kept my son for 8 years and treated us just like family. She and Roger were two very special and great influences in Derrick's life. They both will live on in our hearts. I know Roger was waiting at Heavens gates for her. ❤️🙏❤️🙏

Connie Thomas & Derrick Sharpe Jul 22 2021 6:17 PM

Darryl OQuinn lit a candle for Ercel Wright Holmes

Darryl OQuinn Jul 22 2021 6:07 PM

Jane Benedict Patterson lit a candle for Ercel Wright Holmes

Jane Benedict Patterson Jul 22 2021 5:19 PM

Patricia Stone lit a candle for Ercel Wright Holmes

Patricia Stone Jul 22 2021 3:34 PM