Alice Carter Holmes began her earthly journey on February 4, 1926 in High Point, NC. She gracefully earned her wings on Monday February 24, 2020 in Greensboro, NC.
Alice was the daughter of Darrow and Lessie Carter. She married Robert Lee Holmes, (deceased 1980) and to this union was born thirteen children. She has 43 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and 6 great, great grandchildren.
She was baptized into the Lutheran faith and was a lifelong member of St. Luke Lutheran Church LCMS. Alice served as a Lay Leader, a senior member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and sang in the choir. She was the church communicator for Lutheran Brotherhood and a member of Church Women United.
Mrs. Holmes earned her Associates degree in Education from Guilford Technical Institute (GTCC) and attended North Carolina A & T State University. Her employment was with Guilford County Head Start where she touched the lives of numerous families within Guilford County.
Within the community, Alice served as President of both Eastside Senior Citizen’s Club and AARP. She participated in the Senior Games and received the Tommy R. Shoaf Spirit of the Games award. As a member of the Happy Tones Chorus she had the honor of performing at the Governor’s Mansion and at the White House during the Clinton Administration.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 3 sons, Roland M. Holmes, Calvin E. Holmes, and Edward L. Holmes; 4 daughters, Celeste H. Robinson, Cheryl H. Little, Dora H. Fuller, and Catherine A. Holmes.
Those left to honor her Legacy are her children, Alice F. Holmes (Lindenwold, NJ), Jacqueline (Jeffery) James (Pennsauken, NJ), Rhonda H. Blue, Brenda H. Dorsett and Willie D. (Robin) Holmes all of High Point, NC; and two brothers, Doctor Father Martin Carter (Dobbs Ferry NY) and Gilbert Carter of High Point, NC.
A Celebration of Life will take place at 1:30p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 310 South Tremont Drive, Greensboro, NC. The family will receive visitors and friends at the church from 1 to 1:30pm on Tuesday and other times at the residence of Ms. Rhonda Blue, 1711 Stoneybrook Drive, High Point, NC 27265. Burial will follow at Piedmont Memorial Gardens, Winston-Salem, NC.
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