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Mr. Bryan Jamison Holmes, 31, of 6600 West Road, North Chesterfield, born March 5, 1983, entered into eternal rest suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Byran was member of Community Independent Methodist Church, Chesterfield, under the pastoralship of Pastor Pate Pearson, where he accepted Christ at an early age.

Bryan attended Meadowbrook High School and Bryant and Stratton College. Bryan was a great friend and was loved by all. He was a dearly devoted father and sports fan of the Oakland Raiders, "Go Raiders"!

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Melvin Gooden Sr., and his uncle, Cecil Gooden Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his dearly devoted mother, Jean Johnson, and his stepfather, Lawrence Johnson, of North Chesterfield; a beloved godmother, Edna A. Jones of Chester; grandmothers, Rosa M. Gooden and Daisy Johnson; five children who were his greatest love, Tyree, Tehya, Khalil, Jamir and Jamare; brothers, Arthur Harrison Holmes IV and Sean Johnson; sister, Tymicka Sims; two uncles, Melvin Gooden Jr. and Wayne Gooden; aunts, Glenda Gooden-Jenkins, Beverly Logan (Tyrone) and Daphne Gooden, both of Chesterfield; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Johnson; and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and other dear relatives and friends.

Bryan enjoyed fishing, music and Facebook. He will be deeply missed and loved by all, but God needed him most of all.

Services for Mr. Bryan J. Holmes will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Community Independent Methodist Church, 12033 River Road, Chesterfield, Va.; the Rev. Pate Pearson, pastor, eulogist. Interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Holmes at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,
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Published in The Progress-Index from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 2014
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