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Adolphus Holmes Jr.

December 29, 1940 ~ July 8, 2016 (age 75)

On December 29, 1940, God gave a precious male bundle of joy named Adolphus Holmes Jr. to the late Rev. Adolphus Holmes and the late Viola Lee. He was raised in the Angola Community and educated there. He helped in every capacity trying to do various jobs to help with the family.

Adolphus was a good-hearted and loving person. A man of many jobs and many nick names: In the community he was known as  “Sunny Boy”, to his  C.B. friends his handle was “Preacher Man”, to his family “Johnny Cake” to his friends “Co-Creek” and to his church Rev. “Elder Holmes.”

 He was an entrepreneur at heart and worked at  A. Holmes Trucking” until his health declined. He worked 25 years plus with Tim Mills & Sons Seafood. He was a handy man in his youth. After his teen years he ventured out of Angola and met and fell in love with the former Nicy Pickett. Upon getting saved and giving God his life, he united with the St. Paul United Holy Church under the leadership of Elder Earnest Moore and studied under the leadership of Rev. Priscilla Williams. He fellowshipped at the Maple Hill Deliverance Center under the Pastorate of Bishop John Shepard, Jr. being ordained there as an Elder. He later fellowshipped with the Bishop Lacy Pickett at Victory Deliverance Temple Church.

In addition to his parents, Adolphus was also preceded in death by his two daughters: Baby Holmes; Violetha Miller; and numerous Brothers and Sisters.

 Service Information

July 16, 2016

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Nixon Lewis Funeral Home
212 South Smith St.
Burgaw, NC 28425

Funeral Service
July 17, 2016

2:00 PM
Victory Deliverance Temple
Ander Moore Rd.
Maple Hill, NC 28451

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