James E. Quinn

Published 7:08 am Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mr. James E. Quinn was born on April 30, 1936 to the parentage of the late Mr. Jabie Holmes and the late Alice Quinn Duke.

James “Gypsy” Quinn was reared in Tylertown, Miss., until he later moved to New Orleans. He was given the nickname “Gypsy” for his love of music and dancing.

In 1975, he became an employee of Barrier Construction as a cement finisher. He was a long-term employee and retired in 2010.

In 1989, he married the love of his life, Mrs. Patricia N. Quinn. Quinn was the proud father of four daughters, Lori Mixon, Laura (Mike) Rankins, Margret H. Price and Antrice Jones; one stepdaughter, Denise (Terrell) Robinson, whom he reared as his very own; one godchild, Jeffery Bishop, 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews and nieces and many friends. Yes, Gypsy was loved and adored by many.

He also leaves to cherish his memories two sisters, Nora (Isreal) Walker and Carrie (Jackie) Fortenberry; a brother-in-law, Hiram Nurse; a devoted nephew, Charlie (Cynthia) Bullock; and a cousin/caregiver, Claudia Haynes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Quinn; daughter, Denise Robinson; four brothers, O. D. Holmes, I. H. Holmes, J. B. Holmes and Rayford Holmes; four sisters, Carey Senegal, Ollie Mae Claiborne, Bertha Mae Harrison and Norma Lee Bullock.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 1, at Mary’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Varnado, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Louis Allen Smith, officiating, the Rev. Terrence August, pastor, and the Rev. Lloyd Guy, eulogist. Interment will be in Robinson Cemetery.

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