Patricia Ann Holmes


Patricia Ann Holmes was born August 19, 1942 to Eloise and Sidney Jenkins in Memphis, Tennessee. She lived this life to the fullest with a strong love for her family. Pat was raised with her two sisters, Phyllis and Peggy and spent most of her life in Columbus, Ohio.

Pat graduated from Linden McKinley High School in Columbus. During her high school years, she met and dated Robert Stanley Holmes, her senior prom date. A few years later, she married Stan and their union was blessed with two children, Roderick (deceased) and Robert, the joy of her life. Even though she and Stan eventually divorced, Pat was still an integral part of the Holmes family and remained close with her extended siblings and family.

Building on the strong work ethic of both parents, Pat worked for Baxter Healthcare in Customer Service for over 30 years and retired in 1999. While she gave up the “9 to 5” job, Pat was bored just sitting at home. She loved to talk to people so she picked up a part-time job at K-Mart. She worked there until they eventually went out of business. Pat then found other hobbies. She loved her dogs and took great care of them all, she loved her TV shows – Oprah, any ‘true murder’ investigative stories, and she loved her politics. In addition to her TV, she loved her computer games and social media, particularly Bookworm, and Facebook, where she could check in on everybody!

The one thing that Pat loved more than anything was her family! She loved and cherished Robert. She let everyone know how proud she was of him and later how much she loved having a daughter in Gaye and her grandchildren Taylor and Vincent. She definitely spread her love around as she enjoyed ‘mothering’ and opening her home to Spanky, Melvin, Kai, and later her great nieces Aliyah and Makayla. Even though her health declined rapidly in the last year, she was very proud to see her grandchildren and great nieces graduate from high school. She departed this earthly place on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at her home.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Eloise Jenkins, and her son Roderick DeMond Holmes. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved son, Robert (Gaye) of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Taylor and Vincent Holmes; sisters, Phyllis Earley and Peggy Thomison; nieces, Kamilah ‘Kai’ Mitchell, Aliyah and Makayla Mitchell, Briaunna Drummond-Earley and Sydney Earley; nephew, Diallo Earley; and a strong network of close family and friends, Faye Banks, Sylvia Joab, Carolyn Holmes, Deborah Holmes, Ora Holmes, Robert ‘Spanky’ Caldwell, Rhonda Garrett, Dawn Brown, Shirley Leaks and many more.

Private family Visitation 6:00 PM and Memorial Service 6:30PM Friday, May 8, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    God assures us that he is thinking of peace towards us to give us a future and a hope. Truly sorry for your loss.

  2. Carl & Gazelle Freeman

    May the Peace of God, which surpasses all understanding surround Robert, Gaye, Taylor, Vincent and all loved ones. Please know you are in our thought & prayers.

  3. Richard & Kathy Davis

    Sorry for your loss Rob, praying for you and the family.
    God bless and strengthen you during these times.

  4. Stephen and Yvette Stokes

    Please know that you continue to be in our prayers.

  5. Larry and Robin Blake

    Rob, we were devastated to learn of your mother’s passing. We offer our condolences, and please know, we will be here for you and your family. May our Lord comfort and guide you through this difficult time.

  6. Kevin & Premala Jones

    May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you His peace. Now and forevermore (Numbers 6:24-26).

  7. Dale and Torres Johnson

    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.

  8. Tammy Clarkson

    My Deepest sympathy , I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you & family.
    Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers …


    Praying for the entire family – Pat is home with her Mother and Father and is free from pain and suffering. Memories of her devotion to family will comfort you during the years. Love to the entire family.

    • Peggy Thomison

      Pat, now their’s no more Pain and Suffering. You’re free to do whatever, mom, dad, stan and grandmother are waiting for you. I miss you!!!

  10. Mr and Mrs Charles Byrd

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Robert Holmes and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  11. I worked with Pat for many years at American/ Baxter…she was MUCH beloved by our customers and by a mile the best customer service rep that I ever had the pleasure of working with..our family condolences to hers, she will be missed. Steve Stout

  12. You will truly be missed!….My special Cake lady! Sending Love to the family…

  13. Dear Family,
    I worked with Pat for her entire career and was overwhelmed with the many many beautiful comments that I received after I shared her obituary on Facebook. There were so many people who worked with Pat and loved her as a friend and colleague. She was considered to be a mentor and role model to all she worked with. You should be so so proud of her. May she rest in peace.

  14. Pat,
    Everyone else knew us as cousins but we knew we were more. I have so many memories of the things we got into. The way we saved each other and the trouble we caused others. I am going to forever miss you here now but I know you will be happy to see rest of family, especially your boy Melvin (my son). Love you always and see you when I get there. You Know we have a lot to answer for when we are around the throne of the Lord.
    Pat & Faye (two peas in a pod)

  15. Phyllis J. Earley

    Pat, my dear sister, I will miss you but I know you are in a peaceful place now and with mom and dad. Your legacy will live on in your wonderful son, who is now the leader of our family! Love you sis❤️

  16. Alberta Richardson

    Heartfelt condolences to all the family. I hope you find peace and comfort through this sad and emotional time. My love to you all.

  17. Beautiful service for an amazing woman that I first met at American Hospital Supply in 1972. My deepest sympathies to Pat’s entire extended family.

  18. Michelle Bryant

    My heartfelt condolences to the Holmes Family. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful, sweet and gentle soul. My prayers for strength and comfort for the family. May Ms. Pat Rest in Peace. Love, Aretha, Michelle and Bryanna

  19. Wendy Boyd-Brown

    Robert and Gaye,

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We pray that God brings your family peace and comfort in the days to come.

    Phillip, Wendy and Chasitie Brown

  20. Dorothy Davis

    Praying For The Family. Peace & Love❤️

  21. Sorry for your loss. Prayers to all.

  22. Joyce Bracy Vaughan

    Robert & Family: I am so sorry, I am just learning of your Mom’s passing. Please accept my sincere prayer, love and support. I have been recovering from a positive COVID 19 and was out of circulation. May God shower you and yours with His Loving Arms of Peace, Love and Care. Always, Joyce Bracy Vaughan

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