Mrs. Hildred G. Holmes, Age 83, born March 1, 1936 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to the late Matthew and Lorene Whitted, departed this life December 19, 2019 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, New York. Mrs. Holmes received her education in the Bladen County School District, North Carolina.
Early in life she met and married Robert Lee Holmes, Sr., to this union two sons were born, Alton and Robert. She was a dear and devoted wife and mother who cherished the saintly life of family.
Mrs. Holmes a virtuous woman who possesses godly moral character. The attributes she possesses are those that all women should strive for. She was lovingly known as, “Sister”, to family and friends, and called by Aunt “Sis” to many others, and “Mother” by her church family, Mount Tabor A.M.E. Zion Church, Catskill, New York, where she served faithfully and proudly. She also served untiringly as member of the local church Deaconess Board, and was a member of the Senior Choir. Mother Holmes under the pastorate of her husband was a member of St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Church, Haverstraw, New York and St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church, Poughkeepsie, New York.
She leaves in God’s care, sons, Alton Holmes (Anne), Ravena, NY, Robert Holmes, II, Hudson, NY and Tyrone Whitted, Catskill, NY. To Cherish her memories, sisters, Myrtle Peterson (James), Hesbia McLean, Delphine Whitted, Ruth Bunn, Rowena Whitted, all of Fayetteville, NC, Peggy Whitted, Poughkeepsie, NY; brothers, Robert Whitted, Fayetteville, NY, Clarence Whitted (Annette), Poughkeepsie, NY, Roy Whitted, of Fayetteville, NC. Sisters in-law, Earlene Whitted, Annie Whitted and Janet Whitted. Three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Special niece, Carolyn Buchanan, Syracuse, NY and extended son, Timothy Dowdell. A host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased in death by her loving husband, Rev. Robert G. Holmes, Sr., brothers Perry Whitted, Wendell Whitted, Samuel Whitted, Bobby C. Whitted, Harvey Whitted, Bradley Whitted, and Jessie Whitted.
Mrs. Holmes will repose 10-11:00 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2019 at State Street AME Zion Church, 201 State St., Hudson, NY. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. at the church. Rev. Elizabeth M. Brantum will officiate. Interment at a later date at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY. Professional services entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Homes, 43 Fairview Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. “Committed To Being The Very Best” Call us anytime 452-2894 or 452-6143.