Jerry Ann Holmes

Published 2:55 pm Friday, March 20, 2020

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).

Ms. Jerry Ann “Jerrie” Holmes was born June 25, 1960, in Varnado, to the late Joseph Holmes Sr. and Oveda Smith Holmes. She departed this life on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Jerry is survived by her four children: two sons, Bobby Joseph Holmes of Atlanta, Ga., and Bobby Dale Holmes of New Orleans, and two daughters, Oveida (Walter Jr.) Williams and Arneka Holmes, both of Atlanta; two grandchildren, as she so affectionately called them, the “JGirls,” Jaylin Holmes and Jalizah Bryant, who were the apple of her eye; five sisters, Ester (Donald) Magee, Ethel “Sis” Holmes and Linda Holmes, all of Bogalusa, Edwina (Hyread Sr.) Mark of Angie, and Tina Holmes of Houston, Texas; four brothers, Joseph (Linda) Holmes of Pearl River, and Walter Holmes, Samuel Holmes and Oscar (Deborah) Holmes, all of Angie; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Sr. and Oveda Holmes; brother, Larry Holmes Sr.; and sister, Brenda Holmes.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 25, at the chapel of Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Julian Carter Sr. officiating.

Interment will be in the Bogalusa Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at