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Joseph Garard 'Tobe' Holmes Jr.

Joseph Garard 'Tobe' Holmes Jr. Obituary
Joseph Garard "Tobe" Holmes Jr. departed this life on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the age of 47. He was a lifelong resident of New Orleans, La. He graduated from Walter L. Cohen High School and was employed at Marquette Transportation Company, LLC. Joseph was an active member at Sixth Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Torin T. Sanders. Beloved husband to Shani Holmes; son of the late Dorothy Darander and Joseph Garard Holmes Sr. Devoted father of Garard Alexander (Natalie), Jomeisha Alexander, Antonyo Willams and Shaunni Johnson. Grandfather to Jace, Sole' and Zuri Alexander. Brother of Mary Kelley, Christy Holmes, Josephine Holmes, Julia Holmes, Denise Holmes and the late Kathy Holmes. God son of Margie and Claiborne Hunter. He is survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who will also miss him. Relatives and Friends of the family, also Pastor, Officers and Members of Sixth Baptist Church are all invited to attend the Home Going Service on Saturday, October 12, 2019 for 10:00 am at Sixth Baptist Church 928 Felicity Street New Orleans, Louisiana. Rev. Torin T. Sanders, Pastor and Officiant. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am. Interment will follow at Providence Memorial Park Cemetery. Professional Arrangements entrusted to Majestic Mortuary (504)523-5872.
Published in The Times-Picayune on Oct. 9, 2019
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