Raymond (Shortie) Earl Holmes, son of the late John Richard and Emma Jane (nee Tunstall) Holmes, departed this life on Thursday, March 1, 2012 while a resident at Manor Care Washington Twsp., NJ.
Mr. Holmes was a born September 14, 1925 in Camden, NJ and was a resident of Mullica Hill for 62 years. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Mullica Hill where he was a Usher and member of the Male Chorus. He was Past Master and member of Mt. Lebanon #47 F&AM PHA and a Shriner. As a supervisor he retired after 45 years of employment the Campbell Soup Co. Camden.
He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter Deborah S. Wilson, three siblings Ethel Jackson, Bertha Wilmer and Joseph Holmes, two grandchildren Lisa and Kevin, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Alberta (nee Hynson) and a son Gregory.
Services will be held Thursday at 11:am at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 44 High St. Mullica Hill, with Pastor Atiba Rose, officiating. Family and friends may attend a viewing at the church Wednesday from 5pm-7pm and 2 hours prior to services Thursday. Fraternal services will be held Wednesday evening at 7pm.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America 150 Morris Ave. Springfield, NJ 07081
Services entrusted to Edwards and son Funeral Home, Inc. Bridgeton and Salem, NJ.