Jimmie Nell Holmes
Jimmie Nell Holmes
May 30, 1922 – July 18, 2021
Jimmie Nell Smith Holmes was born May 30, 1922, to Percy Bill Hinson and Mamie Aderine Hinson in Tylertown. She was the fifth of their children and grew up in an even larger extended family. She died July 18, 2021, at Walthall General Hospital.
Mrs. Holmes grew up in Tylertown, graduated from Tylertown High School, and went on to Hillman College in Clinton. Later, she attended Business College in Jackson where she met the love of her life, Roscoe Thomas (Bill) Smith, a soldier from Mt. Holly, NC, who was in flight training to serve in the Army Air Corps. They married on Feb. 8, 1943, and spent much of their early years apart as Bill served in WWII.
Later, they were blessed with one daughter, Mignon Leigh, and settled down in Tylertown and attended Tylertown Baptist Church. She worked at the Tylertown Bank and, later, as it became Trustmark Bank, for 28 years. She also loved taking everyone treats, and her chocolate fudge was known throughout Walthall County. They were big golfers and usually could be found at the Tylertown Country Club on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays.
After her first husband died in 1972, she married Wilkie Holmes in 1982. They enjoyed traveling, golfing, and being with family.
Mrs. Holmes was preceded in death by her parents, Percy Bill and Mamie Aderine Hinson; her first husband, Bill Smith; her second husband, Wilkie Holmes; granddaughter, Candace Mignon Reagle; sisters, Wilma Grubbs (Alton), Mary Willie Hinson, Susan Hinson, Evelyn Bennett (Charlie).
She is survived by her daughter, Mignon (Jimmy) McKennon; grandson, Mike McKennon (Lydia); great grandchildren, Royce Reagle (Erin), Bryce Reagle, Hannah McKennon, and Sam McKennon; great great grandchild Rowan Reagle; niece, Ann Hobgood (Jimmy); nephew, Jamey Hobgood (Deanna), Tristan, Isabelle, Graham, and Marshall; niece, Leslie Hobgood; nephew, Steve Smith (Deborah) and Family; and her close cousins, Amy Davis (Kent), Lynn Pigott (Mike), Leigh James (Warren), Ken Craft.
Her celebration of life service was July 21, 2021, at Tylertown Baptist Church, with Rev. Justin Knight officiating, graveside services followed.
Pallbearers were Royce Reagle, Ken Craft, Keith Pigott, Bryce Reagle, and Jamey Hobgood.
Honorary pallbearer was Sam McKennon.
Memorials may be made to Tylertown Baptist Church, Gideon’s International, or the charity of your choice.
Capps Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com