Lillie Ruth Newell Holmes, 71, of Goldsboro passed away Sunday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. She was the daughter of the late Simeon B. Newell II and Louise Wiggs Newell, and was the widow of Edward Earl Holmes. She was the retired manager of Handy Mart #4, and a past member of the Eastern Carolina Vintage Farm Equipment Club.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Lewis Forsythe officiating. Committal services will follow in Wayne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 7-9 P.M., and at other times at the home of her daughter, Sharon Radford.
Mrs. Holmes is survived by her son, Michael Edward Holmes and wife, Angie of Goldsboro; daughter, Sharon Holmes Radford and husband, Chris of Goldsboro; brothers, S.B. Newell III of Pikeville, Edward Newell and wife, Joy of Goldsboro, and Randy Newell and special friend, Phyllis of Goldsboro; sisters, Eleanor Smith and husband, David of Goldsboro, Lois Hannum and husband, Bob of Goldsboro, and Ann Olive of Goldsboro; sister in law, Lucille Winders; grandchildren, Brandon Holmes and special friend, Taylor Mitchell, Austin Holmes, Chase Mozingo, Clay Mozingo, and Macy Mozingo; great grandchild, Sutter Holmes; a close friend, Wilma Strickland; and many nieces and nephews.
A brother, David Henry Newell preceded her in death.
Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handly Park Ct., Goldsboro, NC 27530
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Holmes family, and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home
Wednesday June 20th, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dudley, NC 28333
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home
Thursday June 21st, 2018
Dudley, NC 28333
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Dear Newel family, I'm sorry for your loss. May God Bless you all. Evonne Gurley Milkovits
Submitted by Evonne Milkovits on Jun 21 2018 08:15:49 AM
Aunt Lillie will always have a special place in my heart. I remember the special visits with her and Uncle Baby. Sending my Love and prayers. Love Helen (Monk) Williamson
Submitted by Helen Williamson (monk) on Jun 20 2018 01:29:14 PM
MS Lillie was a special lady always kind. I was working in rosewood at Rudy's grill she was a regular customer until her health declined but family would always bring her in to eat she always had a smile I'm praying for the family during this time of grief 🙏🙏🙏🙏💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
Submitted by Heather Michale sexton on Jun 19 2018 06:43:41 PM
Such a beautiful picture of Lillie! She was a part of a special group of seniors who graduated at Rosewood in 1965. I was blessed to be their teacher and senior sponsor. My thoughts and prayers are with the family! Lois Sasser
Submitted by Lois Sasser on Jun 19 2018 06:06:31 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. It was a great time growing up together in Rosewood. My prayer for you is peace of mind and soul. Rita (Tucker) Stukes
Submitted by Rita Stukes on Jun 19 2018 08:26:45 AM
I am so sorry to hear this she was a very special person to a lot of people. Prayers for all the family that you will find comfort in knowing that she is dancing with Baby one more time. Love to all Jewel and J. Britt
Submitted by Jewel Britt on Jun 19 2018 07:54:19 AM
Lillie will be missed by so many people. If you had the pleasure of knowing her, you loved her. She was so loving and she had a calmness about her. I was blessed to know her for the many years she worked for Handy Mart. However, that is not the only memories of her, she was a friend to me as well! She always wanted to know when I was having a yard sale...she got a preview before anyone else. Lillie, I will miss you! 😘
Submitted by Karen Shearouse on Jun 18 2018 08:45:55 PM
To the Newell and Holmes Families,
I am truly sad to hear of Lillie's passing. I have very fond memories of her during the years we were classmates at Rosewood.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers during the days ahead .
Wishing each of you strength, comfort and peace.
Pat Thompson Pellet
Submitted by Pat Thompson Pellet on Jun 18 2018 02:40:49 PM
Aunt Lillie was one of the most precious people I had ever had the privilege to know. She loved with all her heart and loved everyone she came in contact with. She had an old soul. She will surely be missed. Per the song I sang to you on Saturday Aunt Lillie, Amazing Grace "My chains are gone" you are not bound to this old world any longer. You have a whole new body in Christ. This is not good bye this is I will see you on the other side. Love Dawnie
Submitted by Dawn Mercer on Jun 18 2018 01:21:54 PM
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