Nadean Holmes

Nadean Holmes (Woods)

Wednesday, November 9th, 1938 - Monday, August 17th, 2020
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Mrs. Willie Nadean Holmes, daughter of the late John C. Woods & Ovella Stinson Woods. She was known as Nadean by friends and affectionately called “Nat” by family. She was born in Statesville, NC, on November 11, 1939. Nadean entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville following an extended illness.
She attended Poplar Branch School from grades 1 through 6, and then attended Morningside High School. At an early age she joined and was baptized at St. John Baptist Church in Poplar Branch under the leadership of her Pastor, the late Rev. Wilson W. Lee.
Nadean was united in marriage to James (Jimmy) Holmes who proceeded her in death. In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by two sons, Brian Holmes an infant, and Alfred Bernard Holmes, two sisters, Margaret Louise Howell and Mae Lois Morrison, and a baby brother David Lawrance Woods.
In 1961 Nadean moved from Statesville NC to explore the world and went to Corona NY. Being raised in the church, Nadean rededicated her life to Christ and joined Open Bible Church where she served faithfully in the ministry under the leadership of Pastor Moore. In 1994 Nadean felt the need to return home to North Carolina, so she returned to Statesville NC. Being a woman of faith and a godly woman, she felt the need to find a church home. God led her to Fellowship Tabernacle where the late Apostle Robert Taylor was her Shepard.
Nadean leaves to cherish the memory of her life, a sister,Joyce Madalene Brown of Statesville, two sons, Michael Woods of Statesville and Walter Woods of Brooklyn NY; five daughters, Stephanie (Fred) Gibson of Statesville, Cynthia (Kevin) Holmes of Statesville, Adrian Miller of Statesville, Alecia (Jerome) Latimer of Salisbury, Rhonda Holmes of Charlotte; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 1 great great-grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at The Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Dr. Lonnie E. Gray will officiate and burial will follow in the Belmont Cemetery.

General public viewing be will held on Friday, August 21, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and will resume on Saturday, August 22, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral home.

There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION, unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus we, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER THE FUNERAL WITH A FUNERAL PASS WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FAMILY.

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Holmes Family.
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 11:00am
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    603 South Center Street
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    Dr. Lonnie E. Gray
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 |
    Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
    Belmont Cemetery
    Greenbriar Road
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Adrian Miller

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Loved this woman until the end ❤

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