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Eva Mae (Simmons) Holmes


Eva Mae Holmes

“Big Mama”

Funeral Services for Eva Mae Holmes, 89, of Brazoria will be Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Brazoria, TX with Pastor Darrell James eulogizing and Elder Roland K. Hendricks officiating.   Burial will follow at Jerusalem Cemetery in Brazoria, TX.

She passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was a faithful member of Jerusalem Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board for over 50 years, and was an active member of Bible Study and the Jerusalem Baptist Church Prayer Warriors Ministry.

She loved cooking, baking, fishing, gardening, playing dominoes and cards, traveling, attending her grandchildren games, watching wrestling and football, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She made the best homemade tea cakes ever. She loved the color blue.  Those who knew and loved her will remember her quiet and gentle spirit.

On February 12, 2020, at her home, she made her transition from earth at the age of 89 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elijah and Rosie Simmons; husband, Levi Holmes, Jr.; daughter, Brenda Woodard, brothers, Elijah “Dune” Simmons, Sr., Richard “Sonny Boy” Simmons, David “Hunk” Simmons, Shedred “Maine” Simmons, Sr., Phillip Simmons, Sr., and Roman Simmons; sisters, Mariah Grice and Endia Williams; grandparents, Ed and Mariah Bonner Simmons; grandson, Eric Murphy; great grandson, Adaurian Haynes, and great-great grandson, Jemeryius HolmesJohnican.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her sons, Robert Simmons (Shnita) of Jones Creek, TX, and James Holmes (Delbra) of Brazoria, TX; daughters, Linda Campbell of Missouri City, TX, Anita Bernard (Marshall), Clarice Groves and Irma Holmes of Brazoria, TX, and Rosie Alexander (Elery, Sr.) of Cedar Lake, TX;  son-in-law, Hollis Woodard, Sr.; stepson, Robert “RC” Woodard (Carolyn) of Houston, TX, sister, Mary Williams of Angleton, TX; sisters-in-laws, Phyllis Simmons of Sweeny, TX, and  Odessa Wilson of Austin, TX;  20 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Active Pallbearers will be Michael Boulden, Wilbert Jones, Rob King, Anthany Simmons, Sr., Brian Simmons, Phillip Simmons, Jr., Cedric Smith and Damonric Smith.

Visitation will be Friday, February 21, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria. There will be viewing the same day of service from 10:00 a.m. to service time. There will be no viewing afterward.

Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at (979) 798-9113.        

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 Eva Mae Holmes Funeral Program


February 21, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dixon Funeral Home
1211 South Brooks
Brazoria, Texas 77422

Funeral Service
February 22, 2020

11:00 AM
Jerusalem Baptist church
7708 CR 317
Brazoria, Texas 77422

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