Phyllis Annell Josey Holmes, age 86, of Columbus, MS, passed away January 12, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Memorial Gunter Peel Chapel, 903 College St. location, with Rev. Kelby Johnson officiating. The interment will immediately follow at Memorial Gardens of Columbus. Visitation will be from 12:30 PM until the time of the service. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, College Street location, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Mrs. Holmes was born March 29, 1934, in Starkville, MS, to the late Robert Edward and Louise Fulgham Josey. She was a graduate of Starkville High School. Mrs. Holmes enjoyed quilting, doing puzzles, and spending time with family. She used to enjoy fishing with her late husband, Robert J. “Bob” Holmes, and camping when all the girls were home. Mrs. Holmes was loved by many of her kids that rode her bus and was referred to as “Granny.” In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Holmes Harris. Survivors include her daughters, Susan Holmes Rollins and her husband, Billy, of Columbus, MS, Gloria Holmes Thompson and her husband, Roy, of Caledonia, MS, Cathy Holmes Brown and her husband, Billy, of Caledonia, MS, and Lisa Holmes Fields and her husband, Johnny, of Cookeville, TN; brothers, Kenneth Josey of Grenada, MS, and David Josey of Starkville, MS; sisters, Helen Henry of Meridian, MS, and Pat Morse of Starkville, MS; grandchildren, Chuck Sanders and his wife, Mindy, Brian Rollins, Jennifer Pridmore and her husband, Joey, Tasha Weathers and her husband, Mark, Brandi Mitchell and her husband, Shawn, Donald Mayo, Samantha Henley and her husband, Dale, Tyler Mayo and his wife, Jessica, Ashley Harris, Jay Fields, Trey Fields, and Molly-Kay Brown; 15 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Brian Rollins, Chuck Sanders, Donald Mayo, Tyler Mayo, Jay Fields, and Trey Fields. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213; American Lung Association, P.O. Box 2178, Ridgeland, MS 39157; or Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ Fwy. Suite 250, Dallas, TX, 75224.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on January 13, 2021
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