Mr. Willie James Holmes was born on September 23, 1948, in Laurens County, South Carolina to the late Albert Holmes and Jessie Mae Freeman.
"Sonny," as he was lovingly called, was a member of the Church of Christ on I-85 in Greenville, South Carolina. He was an FFA licensed Private Pilot as well as an honorary member of Tuskegee Airmen.
On Saturday, August 28, 2021, Mr. Willie James Holmes was received into eternity at his residence of 5 Deloris Street in Greenville, South Carolina at the age of seventy-two.
Willie leaves to cherish fond memories his wife, Joanne Calhoun Holmes; one daughter, Marcia Lynette Little; two sons: Willie James Holmes, Jr. and Steven (Kimberly) Holmes; five beautiful grandchildren: Kristopher Holmes, Sierra Holmes, Jeniah Holmes, Keyetta Calhoun, Skyeland Holsonback; one great grandchild, Keyanna Durham; one sister, Luvenia (George) Franks of Clinton, South Carolina; three brothers: James Osiris (Maria) Shabazz of Eureka, California, Robert Copeland and Jaminson both of North York, Pennsylvania; a special friend, Mrs. Mary Arnold of Honea Path, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends who will miss him dearly.
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