Dorah Belle Holmes
Dorah Belle Holmes
Aug. 24, 1934 – Jan. 10, 2021
Dorah Belle Holmes, 86, affectionately known to family and friends as “Granny Door Bell and Granny Bell,” died Jan. 10, 2021. She was born Aug. 24, 1934.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, whom she was married to for 61 years; her parents Fonnie and Willie Lewis; her brothers Henry(Bea) and James Lewis(Mary is surviving spouse) and her sister Nell(Huey) Rushing.
She is survived by her daughter Jackie (Dudley) Dillon of Tylertown and son Tillman (Pam) Holmes of Kokomo. She is also survived by her sister, Diane (Ralph) Crane of Bush, LA. Grandchildren include Jeremy Dillon of Hattiesburg, Wes (Lindsay) Dillon of Miramar Beach, FL, Dr. Cassie (Trey) Burns of Fairhope, AL, Amy (Neil) Herrin of Seymour, TN, and Ashley (Brittany) Holmes of Bellevue.
Great-grands and honorary pallbearers were Bryce(13) and Leah(9) Dillon; Wyatt Dillon(2); Ethan Burns(5); Caleb(16) and Lauryn(12) Herrin; Caden Turnage (11), Roren(6) and Landrie(2) Holmes
Pallbearers were Jeremy Dillon, Wes Dillon, Ashley Holmes, Will Lewis, Cole Lewis, and Jason Kessler
She was a lifelong resident of the Kokomo community. She was a hard worker, devoting around 50 years of service at Rutter Rex, including a position as supervisor for many years. She served her community well. She was the oldest member of Kokomo Baptist Church, where she served as treasurer for a number of years. She loved her church dearly, but loved Jesus more. Her hobbies included crocheting, gardening, and cooking. Sundays were always a time for church and a time for fellowship. On any given Sunday, she would cook some of the best food around: fried ribs, biscuits, tomato gravy, fried chicken and okra, jelly cake and chocolate pie, just to name a few. She was known as a peacemaker, which was just one of her Godly qualities. She resembled the Proverbs 31 woman in the Bible. She was noble, worked with her hands, cooked with love, provided for her family, gardened, gave to those in need, was clothed with strength and dignity, was not idle, and was a woman who feared the Lord. Proverbs 31:31 says “Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” Her legacy will live on in those she touched.
Graveside service was at Kokomo Cemetery behind Kokomo Methodist Church Jan. 14.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Kokomo Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 57 Kokomo, MS 39643
Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.