Mrs. Joy Holmes,


Mrs. Joy Holmes, 63, passed away on October 21, 2021. Joy was born on January 7, 1958 in Mansfield, OH to Charlie Ward and Sweet Ward.

Joy was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School. She was formerly employed at Thermo Disc and Harmony House and took great pleasure in her most recent job as a childcare provider at the YMCA. Joy was a longtime member of Community Temple COGIC.

She is preceeded in death by her parents and siblings, Odell Hill, Nellie Wheeler and Charles Ward.

Joy is survived by her loving husband, Minister Danny L. Holmes Sr., daughter Dewanda Petty; sons, Danny Holmes Jr. and Matthew Holmes; sisters, Charlene Wagner and Mary Lloyd; grandchildren, Tysha Cantrill, Tyrone Cantrill Jr., Darieon Cantrill, and Iyannah Holmes; great granddaughters, Aayla Seats and Taylinn Hammock and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Home Going Service 12:00 noon Friday November 5, 2021 at Community Temple COGIC 338 Harker St. Interment at Mansfield Cemetery.

Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD (formerly Williams Funeral Services) 753 McPherson St. To order flowers and to offer condolences to The HOLMES Family, visit


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Condolence Messages

  1. Dewanda , we are thinking of you and family. You are in our prayers.

  2. Sending my condolences to the family!
    Praying for all of you!

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Thinking of you all.

  4. Shepherd Roger & First Lady Rebecca Lloyd

    Our prayers and condolences go out to the children and our entire family. Aunt Joy Ann was a soldier and loved the Lord! She will be truly missed!

  5. Melissa Scruggs

    Praying for you all.

  6. I miss you mommy can’t believe you are gone and you was a very strong mother and a wonderful woman and I will you so much just know that I love you

  7. Praying for our family. I will forever love you Auntie, and cherish the loving memories of you.

  8. So sorry for your loss Ms Petty. Prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family.

  9. My heart breaks for the family.
    I love you all and my prayers and condolences are with the family.

  10. Brother Matthew, your momma was a strong woman and she always looked out for your best interests. Keep your head up, I’m praying for you and your family.

  11. Petty and Reynolds family

    The Reynolds and Petty family send our most deepest condolences to you all.

  12. Gaynell walker & Eva carpenter

    Sending my condolences love and prays mattew and family … Your mother was a loven women and just as joyful as ever. She will truly be missed and i pray for you best friend and your family. From my family to yours

  13. Rita and Jean Shoulders.

    So sorry for your loss.She was a neighbor.Praying For You And Your Family.In The Name Of Jesus Amen.So Rest In Heaven Sweetheart.❤️.The Shoulders Family On Cherry Street.

  14. Jeff, Roz. Willie Crittenden and Zonie McCowan

    We send our sincere sympathy and love!

  15. Our deepest condolences to your family from the France Family.

  16. Heaven has gain another angel take your flight as heaven open the gates. Mrs. Joy will be missed here on earth. Prays to dawanda Petty and Matthew Holmes and to the rest of the family.


    Sending our love and prayers from your Benton Harbor MI Family, Essie Whitfield Hubert

  18. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My heartfelt sympathy for the family of Joy Holmes, may God keep you in this time of sorrow.

  19. Kim Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for you Danny,Matthew and Family.God knows all.

  20. Elder Dannie & Cynthia Lloyd

    Deepest sympathies to the family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful time.

  21. Danny, I am so sorry for your loss. I wanted to pass on my prayers for your family in this time of need. Growing up on LaSalle St. your family was so kind to my mom and she cared for them dearly. Over the years we would still refer to house across the road as Mrs. Holmes house. Before she passed she often talked about your family.

  22. Family,
    May the Lord give You Comfort during
    this Difficult time.
    My Condolences to You,
    Prayer & Love
    Barbara Simms Family

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