Jewel Elizabeth Holmes passed away Friday, July 13, 2012. Age 82 years. She was born May 27, 1930 in Ruston, Louisiana to Charlie T. and Johnnie T. Key.
She was a graduate of the Louisiana School District. Jewel relocated to Saginaw, Michigan where she met and married Robert T. Holmes.
Jewel leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Robert T. Holmes; one daughter, Michelle Lynn Holmes; one god-daughter, Elaine Brooks, three stepchildren, Dorthera Gaskew, Loretta Holmes, Eric Morgan; three grandchildren, Jerry, Tashawnda and Brittney; one sister, Gloria Jean (Roosevelt) Thomas; one brother, Grady (Ollie) Key, Louisiana; one step-sister, Maryann, Louisiana; one step-brother, Charles, California; three sisters-in-law, Selvia Holmes, Florence Tyson, Dorothy Robinson, Flint,
Michigan; two brothers-in-law, Cleophes Holmes, Udell (Alma) Holmes; many other relatives and friends including a special friend, Sylvia Van.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie T. and Johnnie T. Key; two nephews, Jerry and Roosevelt Thomas Jr.; one niece, Deborah Thomas; Harvey, Willie and Charlie Key.
The family would like to express special thanks to Pastor James E. Speed and the Greater Freewill Baptist Church family, St. Mary’s 4th floor North, Select Care and American Hospice.