Jean B. Holmes

Born on September 26, 1927 in Leeds, Alabama
Departed June 7, 2023 in Melbourne, Florida

Jean B. Holmes passed away Wednesday, June 7th at age 95 after a full life of family, love, and joy. She was born in Leeds, Alabama, and worked as a nurse’s aid in the Leeds hospital until marrying Johnny Holmes and moving to Melbourne in 1955. She and Johnny centered their lives around raising 3 sons (John, Wayne, and Russell) actively supporting them through football, baseball, band, and church. For band they ran a concession stand for 9 years and spent 6 years with parade floats being built in their garage. They hosted church youth activities, including a Sadie Hawkins party at their home. As the kids grew older Jean volunteered as a Pink Lady at what is now known as Holmes Regional Medical Center. She also worked as secretary in the family insurance business.
Grandchildren became her greatest joy in life, devoting time to boating on the river, playing monopoly, and eating at the counter at Pop’s Casbah. That joy continued with the arrival of her great-grandchildren.
There will be a gathering at Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home on Tuesday June 13th at 10am, followed by a graveside service at 11.

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Betty Bevan (Eddy) from Palm Bay wrote on March 20, 2024:
My late condolences.
Ken Nicholson from Albuquerque NM wrote on July 9, 2023:
While growing up in Melbourne, I was at John and Jean Holmes' home frequently, usually talking with their son John. As a result of the hospitality and friendliness they extended, I enjoyed every visit. They are already missed.
Bill Sargent from Melbourne wrote on June 13, 2023:
Jean and John Holmes was the sweetest and kindest couple on earth. Being a longtime friend was a joy that I’ll cherish for ever. They touched so many. I’m sorry I could not attend Mrs. Holmes service.
Patty Berg Boorde from Madison AL wrote on June 13, 2023:
Jean Holmes was a wonderful woman. She and her husband were always welcoming to all the Mel Hi students who came their way. They gave up their garage each year for the Homecoming floats. My condolences go out to Russell, Wayne, and John.
Mark Holshoe from Melbourne wrote on June 12, 2023:

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