Everlena Holmes

Jun 16, 2020
Holmes, Everlena news


Funeral Service will be a 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel


10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 26, 2020 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel in Waterloo


Garden of Memories Cemetery


May be directed to the family


Everlena Holmes, 74 of Waterloo, died Tuesday June 16, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She was born on July 28, 1945 in Durant, MS the daughter of Willie D. and Lillie Mae Williams – Holmes.

She worked at as a Seamstress at Power’s Manufacturing in Waterloo. Everlena was an active member of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Waterloo.

Survivors include: daughter, Lisa (James A.) Holmes- Lee of Waterloo; grandson Everett Amir Jackson of Waterloo; seven sisters, Elnora Dallas of West, MS, Tarstie Bailey, Margie Holmes, Ethel Holmes, and Delores Holmes all of Waterloo, Geraldine Watson, and Sarah (Willie) Miller of Toledo, OH; four brothers Willie( Doris) Holmes Jr., Rev. Robert L. (Dr. Gloria) Holmes, Tommy Lutha (Bertha), and Dan Williams all of Waterloo; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Louis Holmes; and brother-in-law Jimmy Watson.

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  1. Derek Solheim | Jun 24, 2020

    Lisa - Mom's hold a special place in our hearts!  May you be filled with all of those memories in the coming days and weeks.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.


  2. Jen Sassman | Jun 23, 2020
    I am so sorry for your loss, Lisa. May your mom rest in peace and you find comfort in your treasured memories! You and your family are in my prayers! 
  3. Freemon & Lillie Primes (Rockford, IL) | Jun 23, 2020
    Sending our deepest condolences to my family. RIP my beautiful cousin. Heaven has gained another angel. Love you cousin.
  4. Geraldine Holmes Watson | Jun 22, 2020

    To My Family,

    To Lisa (Jimmy and Amir, Lena and I would talk every week and sometimes several times a day.  I am the one that would call with the jokes and keep her laughing about whats going on here in Ohio, and anything about the family was fun just to make her laugh.

    You know my brothers Louis (RIH) and Willie Jr. gave me the nick name Fox. They called me Fox because my hair was red. I decided to act sneaky like a Fox to make every one feel sorry for me and get off my back. Lena loved to watch me talk and put on a show in order to get a laugh out of the rest of the family members.

    On the other hand, Lena made her transition to be with the Lord. She is a believer and no doubt about it. We will see her again in that great getting up morning. I love my sister. This is how I express my feelings and love for my family. As time progress God is going to wipe the tears from OUR eyes. No more appointments, no more taking medicines. Safely Home. Love Geraldine Holmes Watson the 9th child of the family.

  5. Rev Shirley Smith Burt | Jun 20, 2020
    My deepest sympathy. 🙏🙏🙏
  6. Tina Austin | Jun 20, 2020
    My prayers are with my church family and friends. 
  7. Michele Feltes | Jun 20, 2020

    Our condolences to the Holmes family. You are in our prayers in this time of loss of a dear sister.


    Pastor Dean & Michele Feltes

  8. Anshalita Spates | Jun 19, 2020
    Prayers and Condolencs to the Holmes Famliy
  9. Bishop J. R. Burt | Jun 19, 2020
    Our prayers are with the entire Holmes family during your difficult time of bereavement. May God provide comfort and Divine Peace for you all! Rest Peacefully Sister Holmes. 
  10. Sonja Gaston | Jun 19, 2020
    oh Lisa im so sorry to hear this you know you our in out prays my deepest condolences to you and the family love you 
  11. Latotisha N Holmes | Jun 19, 2020
    God heals all wounds in time. <3
  12. Carleaci Landfair | Jun 19, 2020
    My deepest condolences. I willhold you all in my prayers.
  13. Kimberly Holmes McTeer | Jun 18, 2020
    I love you my sweet Auntie.  You will be missed. Rest in Heaven until we meet again.  ❤️❤️

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