Louise Elavee Holmes
Funeral services were held Dec. 14, 2020, at Pine Grove Pentecostal Church in Foxworth for Louise Elavee Holmes, 92, of Jayess, who passed away Dec. 7. Interment was at Pine Grove Cemetery. Rev. W.J. Holland, Pastor Randy M. Jones, and Rev. Darrin L. Powell officiated. Hathorn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Holmes was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Lawrence County to Felix L. and Roxie Clarady Sartin. After her marriage to Wesley Ray Holmes and the birth of their first two daughters, the family moved to Harvey, La. Their third little girl was born there.
In 1958, they moved back to Lawrence County, where she lived the remainder of her years. There, she received her GED as her family cheered her on. She worked for Kellwood Company in Monticello for 30 years, retiring as an inspector. Mrs. Holmes was a “Soldier of the Faith.” She was faithful member of Pine Grove United Pentecostal Church, until her health was completely broken. This is a sad time for her family and friends who are left behind, but they rejoice in knowing that she is in the presence of her Lord Jesus, whom she served almost all her life.
She lived a selfless life – always serving others. Her daughter has said, “We have never heard our Mother carry gossip or speak ill of anyone.” She was devoted to her family – all the way down to her two great-great-grandchildren. Friends and family remember the big breakfasts and delicious biscuits she served; also, the best seasoned vegetables and, to top it all, those wonderful family favorite tea-cakes.
Her favorite place to be was home, and she sewed for her family for many years. Her favorite hobby was reading. She was a Proverbs 31 lady. “Her children arise up, and call her blessed.”
Mrs. Holmes was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sisters, Arleen S. Price, Jeanette S. Breithaupt; one brother, Rev F.L. Sartin; and one grandson, Jameson M. Jones.
She is survived by her daughters, Lynda H. Powell (Melvin L. Powell), of Foxworth; Sherry Jean Holland (Rev. W.J. Holland), of Hammond, La.; Donna H. Jones (Pastor Randy M. Jones), of McComb; one brother, Gerald K. Sartin (Penny), of Jayess; seven grandchildren, Rev. Darrin L. Powell (Marilyn), Juli Powell Stoots (Ronnie), Robin Powell Ham (Darrin), Missy Holland Robinson (Rev. Gary), Rev. Brent Holland (Toni), Brian Holland (Amber), Brandy Jones Beard (Jonathan); 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; dear in-laws, Travis Breithaupt, Charlene Graham, Nina and Lee Roy Renfroe Jr.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Rev. M.K. Sartin, Matthew Sartin, David Holmes, Marty Graham, Lane Powell, Rev. Lentz West, Gary Teston, Bruce Price, Dewayne Hamilton, and Jerry Sartin. Honorary pallbearers were Ken Renfroe, Oscar Holmes Jr., Ronnie Holmes, Don Holmes, Timothy Bracey, Rev. Johnny Martin III, James Rockco, and David M. Bozeman.