Obituary of Eddie Lee Holmes
Danbury – Mr. Eddie Lee Holmes, age 84, of Danbury, passed away Tuesday February 23, 2021 at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Katie Mae (Ladson) Holmes.
Mr. Holmes was born May 26, 1936 in Bishopville, South Carolina son of the late Isaac Holmes, Sr. and the late Martha (Scarborough) Holmes. He was retired after working for many years as a machinist at Barden Corporation, was an active member of the New Hope Baptist Church and was a board member of the Beaver Street Corporation for many years, since the 1980’s. He loved being on the phone talking to his loved ones, fishing, dancing, spending time with his family and friends and giving back to his community. He also loved watching his favorite women’s UCONN Husky College basketball team and his number one team “The New England Patriots” football team. He was a man who was loved by many and hated by none. His smile, his laugh, his crackling voice made him stand out like no other. He wore so many hats to those who knew him in the greater Danbury area as well as up and down the east coast. His heart was as gold. He loved helping those who were in need. He never turned anyone away. He was a very generous person.
In addition to his wife Katie, Mr. Holmes is survived by his children: Patricia Holmes of Danbury, Edward Holmes, Jr. and wife Angelica of Baltimore, MD., Michael Holmes and wife Vivian of Durham, NC., Gregory Ash of Wappingers Falls, NY., Alphonso Brown and wife Gloria of Greenville, NC., and Jeffrey Bowman and wife Tara of Raleigh, NC., his brothers: Isaac Holmes and wife Leatha of Danbury, Elijah Holmes of Bishopville, SC., and Christopher Holmes of Philadelphia, PA, his sister: Lisa Holmes of Bishopville, SC., 18 grandchildren including his granddaughter: A’Nayia Dickens of Danbury, 8 great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and lots of friends.
A Walk Through Visitation will be held at the Cornell Memorial Home 247 White St. Danbury on Wednesday March 3,2021 from 10 to 11 a.m. All current COVID 19 regulations will be strictly followed. Everyone is asked to please wear a mask and observe social distancing. A private family service will be held at 11 a.m. Anyone wishing to view a webcast of the service can connect through the link provided on the funeral home website. Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery in Danbury.
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