November 17, 1929 - August 25, 2020
HOLMES, Mr. Melvin "MC" Sr. – age 90, passed away, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Oakland. Family hour 10:30AM Friday, September 4, 2020 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 174 Branch Street with Funeral Service Commencing immediately at 11:00AM. Pastor Keyon S. Payton, M. Div, Officiating. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery, 216 University Drive. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the church 10:30 Friday. Mr. Holmes will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home and may be viewed from 12:00 Noon - 6:00PM Thursday. Mr. Holmes leaves to cherish his memory, his children: Juanita Holmes, Athalie (Robert) Harris, Barbara (Charles) Carroll, Jamie R. Holmes, Bridgette Robinson, Louise (Robert) Jackson, Larry Holmes, Sandra (Antwoine)Butler-Smith and Charles (Michelle) Butler; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Colins Holmes; sister-in-law, Darthular Jackson; and a host of other relatives and friends. Mr. Holmes was preceded in death by his wives, Emma R. Holmes and Lois Holmes; son Melvin Holmes, Jr.; grandchildren, David and Robin Harris; parents, Percy and Addassa Holmes; and brother, Abraham Holmes. At Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, we value the safety and health of our customers, staff and the general public. Therefore, we will adhere to EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020-11 issued by our Governor Gretchen Whitmer, regarding assemblages in the wake of the unprecedented health challenge our state and nation is facing. The Executive Order is as follows: Acting under the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, I order the following: 1. Beginning on April 10, 2020 at 9:00 am, and Continuing Until Further Notice, all assemblages of more than 10 people in a single indoor shared space and all events of more than 10 people are prohibited in this state. A single indoor shared space includes but is not limited to a room, hall, cafeteria, auditorium, theater, or gallery. We do understand that this may pose a challenge to you and your family, but our dedicated staff is here to help guide you towards making the best decisions in memorializing your loved one.
HOLMES, Mr. Melvin "MC" Sr. – age 90, passed away, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Oakland. Family hour 10:30AM Friday, September 4, 2020 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 174 Branch Street with Funeral Service... View Obituary & Service Information
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