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Iretta "Sis" Holmes

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Iretta "Sis" Holmes Obituary
Iretta "Sis" Holmes

AGE: 71 • Long Branch

Oct. 2, 1945- Aug. 29, 2017

Iretta Victoria "Sis" (nee Dean) Holmes, 71, of Long Branch, formerly of Red Bank has entered eternal life on August 29th after a sudden decline in health.

Iretta was a beautiful, sweet, selfless woman. She spent much of her life as a home health aide. She took pride in caring for others, always going above and beyond for everyone. She enjoyed shopping, particularly at New York & Company, Macy's and Boscov's. Sis was very known for her fashion sense, no matter where she went she stood out. Sis passionately loved her family and her husband, Henry Holmes. Spending time with her loved ones were her favorite pastime. She would always carry photos of her grandchildren around to show how extremely proud she was.

Predeceased by her parents Otis and Caroline (Blanton) Dean; her 5 brothers Matthew, Courtney, John, David and George Dean and her sister Anna Dean Johnson. Survived by her brother Clarence Dean (Ruth) and sister Caroline Dean Carson; her loving husband Henry Holmes; her 5 children Lamont Dean (Cathy), Monica Dean, Henry Holmes Jr. (Tychelle), Hysuana Scurdy, Akiesha Dean and her 2 step daughters, Angel Wilson and Yvette Cross. Her beloved grandchildren; Kenneth Bernard, Jordan, Havillan and Kimora Mckinzie, Bilaal Scurdy, Henry Holmes Jr., Jamal Epps, Kahniaha Dean, Dupree Robinson, Damarion "Pedro" Drayton, Michael "Rocky" Johnson, Chrissy, Jazzmin and Paris Cross, Teriasia Dean, Lamont and Raven Holmes. Also, her cherished great-grandchildren; Kaliya Bernard, Makiyah, Brielle, Jaden and Jaileen Scurdy, Jeremiah and Mia Rose Jean-Marie and Ezra Granger. She also leaves behind a host of much loved nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Iretta was the rock of the family and will be sorely missed.

The family would like to thank everyone who showed support during this somber time. Service arrangements will take place on Thursday, September 7th at the Lawson Funeral Home, 243 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740. Viewing will be from 5-7 p.m., with services at 7 p.m., followed by a repast at 9 p.m. at Red Bank Elks, 306 Shrewsbury Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701. To leave online condolences
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 6, 2017
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