Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Lucille Holmes, Kingstree - Lucille Scott Holmes, 91, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Carolinas Hospital System of Florence. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. J. Jeannetté Cooper, were held Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Cemetery of Kingstree. Mrs. Holmes was born March 30, 1923, in Kingstree, the daughter of James Scott and Minnie Savage Scott. Six siblings preceded her in death. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She was married to the late John Edward Holmes. Three sons preceded her in death. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. She served as a member of the United Methodist Women, children’s ministry, membership secretary, sang on the senior and mass choir; and in many other capacities for seventy years. Even though she loved to sing, the children’s ministry brought her the most joy. As a result of her dedication to her children, she exposed them to the love of Jesus Christ in the home, where prayer and Bible reading was a daily routine. She also taught prayer and Bible reading with the children in the community. Survivors are: two sons, Phillip S. Holmes, Sr. (Ethel) of Kingstree; and Stephen “Stebo” Holmes, Sr. (Carol) of Richmond, Virginia; six daughters; Barbara “Butch” Howard and Karen “Necie” Lee, both of Orangeburg; Burnie “Bunny” Barnes (Rev. Dr. Julius) of St. Stephen; Jean Bullock (Jim) of Indian Trail, North Carolina; Elisha “Lisha” McCottry (Karl) of Columbia; and Lois Ancrum (Hillmon) of Columbus, Georgia; five brothers; David Scott, Harold Scott and Wilfred Scott (Hattie), all of New York, New York; Charles Scott (Judy) of Silver Springs, Ohio; and John L. Scott (Frances) of Kingstree; three sisters, Bernetha Causwell, Minnie Thomas (Alfred) and Barbara Jean Fulmore, all of Kingstree; 25 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-children.